As Vice-Chair of the Forum on Neuroscience and Nervous System Disorders of the National Academy of Medicine, Dr. Story Landis presided at a recent meeting of the Forum. The agenda included a review of priorities and plans for future directions of the National Institute of Mental Health, presented by Dr. Joshua Gordon. Dr. Joshua Sanes led a thought-provoking discussion of the legal implication of new neurotechnologies. After a presentation by Dr. Carlos Pena on evolving ideas at the FDA, there was a informative discussion of the ideas and attitudes toward new technology at the MRC, led by Dr. David Pardoe.
This review and update session of the Forum was followed by a workshop dealing with Biomarkers of Neuroinflammation. This posed a great opportunity for scientific interaction, including clinical application, and informed regulatory decision making as well.