Alpha Cognition to Host Virtual R&D Day on June 22, 2021
VANCOUVER, B.C., June 3, 2021. Alpha Cognition Inc. (TSX-V: ACOG)(“Alpha Cognition”, or the “Company”), a biopharmaceutical company committed to developing novel therapies with the potential to transform the lives of people with debilitating neurodegenerative disorders, is pleased to announce that it will host its first annual Virtual R&D Day for analysts and investors on Tuesday, June 22, 2021, from 1:00PM to 3:00PM EDT. The program will provide a detailed overview of Alpha Cognition’s development strategy highlighting the Company’s deep pipeline across three therapeutic modalities, including Alzheimer’s Disease, Mild Traumatic Brain Injury (mTBI), and Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS).
In addition to presentations by Alpha Cognition’s management team and a review of the Company’s development programs, the Company’s R&D Day will feature presentations from renowned physicians in the field of Alzheimer’s Disease and TBI, including James E. Galvin, MD, MPH and Dr. Frank Conidi, DO, MS, FAAN, FAHS.
Dr. Galvin is the founding Director of the Comprehensive Center for Brain Health and Professor of Neurology, Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine. A board-certified neurologist, Dr. Galvin has authored over 300 scientific publications and three textbooks on healthy brain aging, cognitive health, memory loss, Alzheimer’s disease, Lewy body dementia, and related disorders.
Dr. Frank Conidi is a Boston trained Board Certified sports neurologist/headache specialist. He is the Director of the Florida Center for Headache and Sports Neurology, a tertiary center dedicated to the treatment of patients with chronic/refractory headache disorders and sports related concussion and sports related neurological disorders. He is a nationally recognized expert on sports concussion and the team neurologist for the NHL’s Florida Panthers and has served as a consulting neurologist for the NFL, USTA, NCAA and MLB players. He is also the co-chair of the Florida High School Athletic Concussion committee and has been involved in drafting concussion and TBI guidelines.
After the formal presentation, investors will have an opportunity to ask relevant questions through an interactive Q&A portal. To listen to the webcast or to ask questions during the live event, please pre-register at the following link:
An archived version of the webcast and presentation will be available on the Company's
About Alpha Cognition Inc.
Alpha Cognition Inc. is a clinical stage, biopharmaceutical company dedicated to developing treatments for under-served neurodegenerative diseases, such as Alzheimer's Dementia and Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS).
ALPHA-1062, is a patented new chemical entity that has demonstrated safety and improved tolerability in human clinical trials. It is being developed as a new generation acetylcholinesterase inhibitor for the treatment of Alzheimer's disease, with minimal gastrointestinal side effects and novel routes of administration. ALPHA-1062's active metabolites are differentiated from donepezil and rivastigmine in that they may sensitize neuronal nicotinic receptors, most notably the alpha-7 subtype, which is known to have a positive effect on cognition. ALPHA-1062 is also being developed in combination with memantine to treat moderate to severe Alzheimer's dementia and in a nasal spray formulation to treat traumatic brain injury.
ALPHA-0602 (Progranulin) is expressed in several cell types in the central nervous system and in peripheral tissues, regulates cell survival and certain inflammatory processes, and plays a major role in regulating lysosomal function and microglial responses to disease. Its use for the treatment of neurodegenerative diseases has been patented by the Company and granted an Orphan Drug Designation.
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