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2024 Annual Meeting Overview



Join us as the American Society for Experimental Neurotherapeutics Annual Meeting (ASENT 2024) returns to in person at the Hyatt Regency Bethesda, in Bethesda, MD from March 12-14, 2024. 

ASENT's 2024 Annual Meeting is the premier neuroscience and neurotherapeutics conference where senior leaders from healthcare payers, providers and prescribers, employers, investors, fast-growing startups, big pharma, policymakers, funders and innovation centers gather to improve the process of bringing neurotherapeutics to market.

The Meeting features nine symposia, which address therapeutic advances in a broad range neurologic disease states, processes and delivery methods; as well as interactive poster presentations, ASENT's celebrated pipeline presentations, and live discussion with speakers at the end of each day. 

Meeting Highlights 

    • FIRESIDE CHAT: Preclinical to First in Human in Neurotherapeutic Drug Development
    • Platform Clinical Trials in Neurology
    • Exosome in Neurotherapeutics
    • Digital Biomarkers in CNS Clinical Studies
    • Opportunities to streamline development of gene therapies for rare diseases
    • Current research and Advances in Multiple Sclerosis
    • Parkinson's disease biological staging and implications for therapeutic trials
    • Fluid Biomarkers as endpoints for neurodegenerative diseases
    • Animal Models in Neurotherapeutics: the good, the bad and the ugly.
    • Novel Delivery Systems in CNS
    • LATEST DATA: Covid CNS Update
    • DEBATE: Beta Amyloid Debate
    • CNS PIPELINE Presentations
    • CAREER DINNER Featuring Guest Speakers
    • NEUROTHERAPEUTICS DINNER Featuring Guest Speakers
    • Interactive Poster Discussions
    • Live Discussions in Breakout Rooms with Speakers

    • And much, much more!

    Meeting Location
    Hyatt Regency Bethesda, Bethesda MD


    Who Attends

    50% of attendees are practicing physicians| Physician-Scientists | Neurologists | Neuroscientists | Drug and Device Companies | Fellows | Post-docs | Founders | Funders | Industry Leaders | Nonprofit Organizations and Advocacy Groups | Journal Editors | Representatives from NIH, NIA, NIDA, NINDS and FDA

    The 2024 meeting will feature a high number of junior faculty and trainees as attendees at our clinical trials course and neurotherapeutic drug discovery course are welcome to attend the annual meeting at no cost. 

    Neurology students and residents interested in neurotherapeutic development will benefit from the insight of senior investigators and leaders in industry, while private practice neurologists considering entering the clinical trial space will benefit from lessons learned by ASENT leadership. The Annual Meeting features career development sessions that offer strategies for achieving professional success in the field of neurotherapeutics. 

    Upcoming events

      • December 11, 2023
      • 11:30 PM
      • Hyatt Regency Bethesda, Bethesda MD

      Training in Neurotherapeutic Clinical Trials: Development and Implementation Course



      About the Course

      ASENT is pleased to offer a 1½-day course March 11-12, 2024 at the Hyatt Regency Bethesda, in Bethesda, MD to introduce researchers and clinicians to the principles of neurotherapeutic clinical trial development and implementation. The course will be especially relevant if you are interested in conducting neurotherapeutic clinical trials.

      The course covers the principles of clinical trials from pre-clinical programs to Phase III design and implementation, including necessary regulatory conversations and IND enabling studies, IRB oversight and adverse event tracking and reporting. The course considers clinical trials in the neurotherapeutic space for both drugs and devices. The course will also address the unique challenges inherent in developing treatments for nervous system disorders. 

      The course will feature a mix of:

      • Didactic sessions that go in depth into a wide range of topics

      • Interactive workshops where participants will work in teams on projects such as drafting protocols and addressing adverse events 

      • Panel discussions with lively Q&A 

      • Networking dinners with industry leaders

      • Full access to the ASENT Annual Meeting


      Participants who attend the course will have ongoing access to senior faculty in attendance in a mentoring capacity. We anticipate that most applicants will have some familiarity with clinical research or will have attended the Training in Neurotherapeutics Drug Discovery and Development course; however, any clinical investigator who would benefit from the course is invited to apply. Those in industry and in private practice are also welcome to apply. There is no tuition or registration fee for successful applicants in 2024. The course will be offered annually and participants have full access to the ASENT Annual Meeting.

      You will be asked to provide:

      • Name
      • Contact Information
      • CV

      We are excited to have the opportunity to offer this course, which we believe will help to advance the availability of new drugs for patients with neurological conditions. If your work would benefit from an understanding of neurologic clinical trials you are encouraged to apply.


      • January 22, 2024
      • ? - 11:30 PM
      • Hyatt Regency Bethesda, Bethesda MD

      Submitting an Abstract to ASENT

      Submission Deadline: January 22, 2024

      The Abstract Review Committee is committed to presenting the best in neurotherapeutic research at the ASENT Annual Meeting.

      Abstracts selected for presentation by our esteemed review committee will be presented as either a poster or a pipeline presentation at the ASENT 2024 Annual Meeting which will take place at the Hyatt Regency Bethesda in Bethesda, MD, March 12-14, 2024. 

      All abstracts selected for presentation will be listed in the program and will be published in the society's high impact journal Neurotherapeutics, which is published by Elsevier and led by Editor in Chief, M. Maral Mouradian, MD. 

      The abstract should describe original research broadly relevant to the goal of ASENT, which is to encourage and advance the development of improved therapies for diseases and disorders of the nervous system. Please check your abstract carefully for typographical errors, misspellings, etc. Be sure to include data results.

      All abstracts are evaluated by experts in Neurotherapeutics according to the following criteria and overall merit: 

      1. Scientific or clinical impact
      2. Quality of data, analysis, and presentation
      3. Relevance to the discovery and/or development of neurotherapeutics and inclusion of novel targets or new initiatives.
      4. Abstracts must be submitted, presented, and cited in English.

      Upon registering and paying the abstract fee, you will be sent a confirmation email with a link to the Abstract Submission System. If you have not used our partner, Oxford Abstracts, you will be asked to create an account. This will allow you to edit your submission as needed.

      Below you will find details regarding Posters, Pipeline, Guidelines, Eligibility and the benefits of submitting.


      Title: Sentence Case (Max 50 Words)
      Abstract Body: One Paragraph with no subheadings and no tables or graphs (Max 250 Words) Include a sentence on study's purpose, brief description of methods, summary of results, and statement of conclusions reached.
      Authors: Sentence Case


      Abstracts that have been previously presented at other recent scientific meetings, or submitted for consideration to other scientific meetings, are welcome.

       - International and traditionally underrepresented submissions are welcome.

       - Private, Public and Startup Companies are welcome to submit.

       - Academic researchers and trainees are welcome to submit.

      NOTE: Case studies are NOT considered whereas, Trials in Progress ARE accepted if they can show a novel trial design or new development.

      If your abstract is selected for a poster, you will need to be available to participate in a poster presentation at the annual meeting. This is scheduled to take place on Wednesday, March 13 at 5pm.

      Submitted abstracts that most closely conform to the above criteria and the ASENT goals may also be selected for a 10-minute oral presentation (including 2 minute Q&A) at one of our Pipeline Presentation sessions. ASENT encourages abstracts from private, public and startup companies and government or academic labs that contain neurotherapeutic research results.

      The ASENT Annual Meeting attracts leaders in neurotherapeutics from all over the world, in all disease states. Pipeline presentations increase exposure to strategic partners in life sciences who have supported novel approaches through partnerships or strategic investments.  

      Past presenters have reported the following results:

      • increase in stock values in the days following the presentation
      • financially beneficial partnerships as a result of presentation
      • development of new companies as a result of participation in meeting

      For questions regarding abstracts, please email

      • March 12, 2024
      • 8:00 AM
      • March 14, 2024
      • 1:00 PM
      • Hyatt Regency Bethesda, Bethesda, MD

      ABOUT ASENT 2024 Annual Meeting

      The ASENT 2024 Annual Meeting, which will take place March 12 - 14, 2024 at the Hyatt Regency Bethesda in Bethesda, MD, is the premier neuroscience and neurotherapeutics conference where senior leaders from leading payers, providers, employers, investors, fast-growing startups, pharma, policymakers, funders and innovation centers gather with one central focus, improving the process of bringing neurotherapeutics to market.

      The plenary sessions, panel discussions, outstanding pipeline presentations and poster sessions focus on the latest science in neurotherapeutics. The conference content will focus on the latest science in neurotherapeutics including innovations across disease states, novel delivery systems, gene therapy and biomarkers, and of course the latest drug therapies and devices. The event features plenary sessions, panel discussions, satellite luncheons, networking meetings, pipeline presentations and poster sessions.


      Physician-Scientists | Neurologists | Neuroscientists | Trainees | Drug and Device Companies | Fellows | Post-docs | Founders | Funders | Industry Leaders | Nonprofit Organizations and Advocacy Groups | Journal Editors | Representatives from NIH, NIA, NIDA, NINDS and FDA

    Past events

    March 13, 2023 ASENT 2023 Annual Meeting
    November 13, 2022 2023 Abstract Submissions
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