Enabling Technology and Data for Drug Repositioning
Event Date: December 3, 2019
Deadline to Submit Abstracts: October 11, 2019
Repositioning of existing therapeutics to treat diseases beyond those originally intended has benefited a growing number of unmet patients’ needs. Early contributions in this field were largely serendipitous in nature, typically exploiting direct observations of desirable side effects in patients. Over time tools and tactics have evolved to incorporate insights gleaned from artificial intelligence platforms suggesting previously unappreciated roles of the intended mechanism, target or pathway in other disease contexts. This symposium will bring together scientists from academia, industry and government to discuss best practices for rational drug repositioning with a focus on computational methods and big data mining, enhanced levels of open collaboration, and initiatives seeking to address rare and neglected diseases.
To register for this event, please visit the main website at: www.nyas.org/Repositioning2019