National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS): Advances in understanding and treating neuropathy, 24-25 October 2006; Bethesda, Maryland

Eva L. Feldman, David Cornblath, John Porter, Robert Dworkin, Steven Scherer

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National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke sponsored a meeting to explore the current status of basic and clinical research in peripheral neurobiology and clinical neuropathy. The goal of the workshop was to identify areas where additional research could lead to the development of new therapeutics in the next 5 years. Participants discussed the current understanding of disease mechanisms of axonal and demyelinating neuropathies, existing techniques in research, disease biomarkers, and assessment of neuropathy. Painful neuropathies were discussed at the basic scientific and clinical levels in relation to new insights into etiology and treatment. The meeting concluded with a discussion on therapeutic development in neuropathy and the need for a unified approach to multicenter trials. Short-term goals of the workshop were to form a working group for neuropathy, the Peripheral Neuropathy Study Group, and to translate new scientific findings into therapies and complete clinical trials.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1-6
Number of pages6
JournalJournal of the Peripheral Nervous System
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - Mar 2008



  • Biomarkers
  • Clinical trials
  • Demyelination
  • Electrophysiology
  • Intraepidermal nerve fiber density
  • Pain
  • Schwann cell
  • Wallerian degeneration

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Clinical Neurology
  • Neuroscience(all)

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