Dale Schenk: The Road to Conquering Diseases of the Brain

Dale Schenk, Ph.D., CEO, Prothena
Lisa Krieger, Science and Medical Research Reporter, San Jose Mercury News - Moderator

Despite major advances in medicine, diseases of the brain continue to plague our society. Fortunately, because of the work of many dedicated scientists, a three-decades-long effort to conquer diseases such as multiple sclerosis, Alzheimer's disease and Parkinson's disease is beginning to pay off. Schenk will explore what we know about the brain – often called "the last frontier of medicine" – and describe the journey from an idea to the patient's bedside for new innovative treatments.

Location: Schultz Cultural Hall, Oshman Family JCC, 3921 Fabian Way, Palo Alto
Time: 6:30 p.m. check-in, 7 p.m. program
Cost: $15 non-members, $10 members, $7 students