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Tauopathy Challenge Workshop 2023

The Tauopathy Challenge Workshop is a small, invitation-only event bringing together researchers with diverse specialties and backgrounds to solve for key gaps in our understanding of mechanisms of pathology in primary tauopathies, with a focus on Progressive Supranuclear Palsy and Frontotemporal Dementias. The intent of this workshop is to accelerate promising ideas that will further our disease understanding.  


The workshop is hosted by the Rainwater Charitable Foundation which supports efforts to enable the development of treatments for primary tauopathies through its grant programs and convenings of researchers from around the world. 

SEPT 26-27




Workshop Check-In


Registration will be open starting Tuesday, September 26 at 8:00am. You’ll find the registration area on the 4th floor in the Michigan Ballroom Foyer.​

  September 24  




  September 25  


Domestic Arrivals

6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Welcome Reception

Pizza Making Class

Napolita Pizzeria at the Millennium Hall


  September 26  


8:00 AM - 9:00 AM

Registration & Breakfast

9:00 AM - 9:45 AM

Welcome Introductions

9:45 AM - 11:30 AM

Session 1:

11:30 AM - 12 :45 PM


12:45 PM - 2:30 PM

Session 2: Neuroinflammation in Tauopathies

2:45 PM - 4:25 PM

Breakout 1

4:25 PM - 4:30 PM

Day 1 - Wrap Up

6:00 PM - 8:0PM

Group Dinner

RPM Seafood

  September 27  


8:00 AM - 8:55 AM


8:55 AM - 9:00 AM

Welcome & Day 1 Recap

9:00 AM - 10:45 AM

Session 3:
Mechanisms of Tau Transport

11:00 AM - 12 NOON

Breakout 2

12 NOON - 12:30 PM

Closing Remarks

If you will be staying a little after the Closing Remarks, lunch will be available as an option.

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Pendry Chicago

230 N Michigan Ave.

Chicago, IL 60601

We are excited to host our workshop at the beautiful Pendry Chicago! Steeped in history, anchored in style. Set within the iconic 1929 Art Deco Carbide & Carbon Building in Chicago’s Loop neighborhood, Pendry Chicago is a modern-day luxury hotel that pays homage to both the past and the present with contemporary, comfortable interiors, signature culinary and cocktail concepts, and inspired gathering spaces throughout that embody the spirit of Chicago.  

Overnight parking is available at the hotel at $76.00 per night.

Room reservations will be made based on the submission of your registration. Please see our Travel page for more information.

  • Check-in time: 3:00 pm

  • Check-out time: 12:00 noon


Dinner Functions

Contact Us

If you have questions, please feel free to reach out to us by email and we'll respond right away!

Workshop Agenda/Session questions: Jordan Brainerd

Travel/Registration questions: Rose Draper 

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