Neuroscience: Improving Translation of Animal Models for Nervous System Disorders: A Workshop
Nervous system disorders and diseases are highly prevalent and substantially contribute to the national disease burden. Animal models have significantly increased our understanding of these and other nervous system disorders. Yet, in spite of these advances, there still remains a large gap in treatment options that are high in efficacy but low in side effects for many diseases. And for some diseases there are no treatment options. More than 80% of research projects fail to reach clinical trials. Of those nervous system drugs that do make it to clinical trials, only 8% end up being approved. These statistics translate to drug approval rates that are 50% lower than drugs for other therapeutic areas. Given the tremendous disease burden associated with nervous system diseases and disorders, the goal of this workshop is to bring together key stakeholders to discuss potential opportunities for maximizing the translation of effective therapies from animal models to clinical practice.
Keck Center (Room 100)
500 Fifth St. NW
Board on Health Sciences Policy