Event

2011 Alzheimer's Association Advocacy Forum

Dates: 
May 15, 2011 - 4:00pm - May 17, 2011 - 5:00pm
Description: 

The Alzheimer's Association's annual advocacy forum will be held at the Omni Shoreham Hotel (2500 Calvert Street NW, Washington, DC 20008) from May 15-17, 2011. The popular annual event provides advocates with opportunities to speak to legislators on a variety of pressing issues related to funding for Alzheimer's disease research.

More information regarding registration and the program in general may be found at www.alz.org/forum/

Contact Person(s): 

Tel:  1-202-638-8655

Email:  advocacyforum [ at ] alz [dot] org

Alzheimer's Association Greater Boston 19th Annual Walk to End Alzheimer's

Dates: 
September 25, 2011 - 9:00am - 12:00pm
Description: 

The Massachusetts ADRC is an active supporter of the Alzheimer's Association's (MA & NH chapters) Greater Boston Walk to End Alzheimer's fundraising event. For several years, our Center's director, Dr. Bradley T. Hyman, has served as the Honorary Medical Chair of this successful event.

According to the Alzheimer's Association, the Memory Walk is the nation's largest event to raise awareness and funds for Alzheimer's care, support and research. Since 1989, the Walk has raised more than $347million for the cause.

Participants can either join in a 6-mile "Spirit Walk" or a 3-mile "Hope Walk".

Contact Person(s): 

Alzheimer's Association (MA/NH) Chapter

Tel:  617-393-2050

Email: memorywalkmanh [ at ] alz [dot] org

Alzheimer's Association (MA/NH Chapter) 15th Annual Memory Ride

Dates: 
July 23, 2011 - 6:30am
Description: 

The 15th Annual Memory Ride organized by the Alzheimer's Association will take place on Saturday, July 23, 2011 from the Devens Museum Field in Devens, MA.

Exciting new changes for the 2011 Memory Ride includes a "New Family Ride", "20/30 Mile Introductory Ride", and an expanded post-ride party "including showers"!

For more information regarding the event, please visit www.memoryride.org.

Contact Person(s): 

Alzheimer's Association (MA/NH) Chapter

Tel:  1-800-272-3900

Alzheimer's Association (MA/NH) Chapter's Special 30th Anniversary Research Presentation: On the Cutting Edge of Alzheimer's Research: The Search for Answers

Dates: 
March 31, 2011 - 7:00pm
Description: 

The MA/NH Chapter of the Alzheimer's Association will present a unique 30th anniversary presentation on the early detection of Alzheimer's disease (AD).

The program is free and open to the public, and will feature the following speakers:

-- Guy M. McKhann, MD (Chair, NIA/Alzheimer's Association Workgroup on Clinical Criteria for AD dementia),

-- Marilyn S. Albert, PhD (Chair, NIA/Alzheimer's Association Workgroup on Mild Cognitive Impairment due to AD),

-- Reisa A. Sperling, MD, MMSc (Chair, NIA/Alzheimer's Association Workgroup on Pre-Clinical Criteria for AD)

The event will be held at the National Heritage Museum, 33 Marrett Road, Lexington, MA 02421, on Wednesday, March 31, 2011 at 7pm.

Registration and refreshments will begin at 6pm.

Contact Person(s): 

Alzheimer's Association (MA/NH Chapter)

Tel:  1-800-272-3900

2nd Annual Massachusetts General Hospital Symposium Series for Foundations: Alzheimer's Disease: Advances in Research and Clinical Practice

Dates: 
December 10, 2010 - 2:00pm - 4:30pm
Description: 

The Massachusetts General Hospital's Symposium Series for Foundations is designed to bring together individuals from private and family foundations to learn about recent trends in health care.

Join us on Friday, December 10, 2010 in the first session of our Fall series, when members of the Massachusetts Alzheimer's Disease Research Center will present the challenges of prevention, diagnosis and treatment for Alzheimer's disease, and the disease's impact on the healthcare system.

Contact Person(s): 

Lindsey Roy

Tel:  617-726-5110

Email:  lroy2 [ at ] partners [dot] org

Author Olivia Hoblitzelle: "Ten Thousand Joys & Ten Thousand Sorrows: A Couple's Journey Through Alzheimer's"

Dates: 
November 10, 2010 - 6:30pm
Description: 

Join Olivia Hoblitzelle on a talk and discussion on her award-winning book, "Ten Thousand Joys & Ten Thousand Sorrows:  A Couple's Journey Through Alzheimer's" at the Alzheimer's Association's (MA/NH Chapter) office located at 311 Arsenal Street, Watertown, MA 02472 on Wednesday, November 10, 2010.

Books will be available for purchase at the event, and free parking is available to all.

Contact Person(s): 

Kevin Scarborough

Tel:  617-868-6718

Email:  kevin [dot] scarborough [ at ] alz [dot] org

Boston Mayor Thomas M. Menino's 17th Annual Health & Fitness Walk for Seniors

Dates: 
October 5, 2010 - 11:00am - 2:00pm
Description: 

Join the Boston Commission on Affairs of the Elderly and Boston Mayor Menino at the Boston Common (Visitors' Center at Park Street Station) for a 2/3 mile walk on Tuesday, October 5, 2010 and promote a lifetime of fitness with friends and families!

Refreshments, entertainment and a mini-health fair will be provided at the event, and transportation pick-up services will be provided from a variety of neighborhood areas.

More information regarding the event is attached.

Contact Person(s): 

Michael McColgan

Tel:  617-635-4168

Email:  michael [dot] mccolgan [ at ] cityofboston [dot] gov

Boston Commission on Affairs of the Elderly Health & Long Term Care Task Force November 2011 Presentation: Before the Memories Fade

Dates: 
November 10, 2011 - 9:00am - 11:30am
Description: 

Reisa A. Sperling, MD,MMSc, of the Massachusetts Alzheimer's Disease Research Center will give a talk on "Before the Memories Fade" at the Boston Commission on Affairs of the Elderly Health and Long Term care Task Force's monthly presentation series on November 10, 2011.

The presentation wil be held in Room 115 of the Boston City Hall (1 City Hall Plaza, Boston, MA 02201).

Contact Person(s): 

Michael McColgan

Tel:  617-635-4168

Email:  michael [dot] mccolgan [ at ] cityofboston [dot] gov

2010 LGBT Aging, Health and Wellness Forum: Where Creating Connections Takes a Village: Growing Older in the LGBT Community

Dates: 
November 17, 2010 - 4:00pm - 7:00pm
Description: 

This forum is sponsored by Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Hebrew SeniorLife, the LGBT Aging Project, the National Association of Social Workers (MA), Fenway Health, and will take place at the Synagogue (3rd floor), Hebrew SeniorLife, 1200 Centre Street, Boston, MA 02131 on November 17, 2010.

Emmy award-winning director and filmmaker, Stu Maddux, is the mastermind behind the powerful documentary Gen Silent, which features the challenges that six lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) seniors face in terms of long-term health care choices.

The keynote speaker for this forum is Ann Hartstein, Secretary of the Executive Office of Elder Affairs, and the event will be moderated by Gary Bailey, MSW, ACSW, Associate Professor at the Simmons College of Social Work.

A panel discussion will also be held, featuring Len Fishman, CEO of Hebrew SeniorLife, and Lisa Krinsky, LICSW, the Director of the LGBT Aging Project.

Refreshments will be served, and continuing education credits will be provided for nurses and social workers.

More information regarding the forum is attached.

Contact Person(s): 

Brittany McDaniel

Tel:  617-667-7319

Email:  bmcdani1 [ at ] bidmc [dot] harvard [dot] edu

24th Annual Massachusetts ADRC & Boston University ADC Poster Session

Dates: 
March 24, 2011 - 9:00am - 12:00pm
Description: 

Members of the Boston-area scientific community are cordially invited to participate in the Massachusetts Alzheimer's Disease Research Center and Boston University Alzheimer's Disease Center's 24th annual scientific poster symposium on Thursday, March 24, 2011 from 9:00am - 12:00pm in the Thier Conference Room at the Massachusetts General Hospital. The event will consist of a three-hour poster session in the Society for Neuroscience (SFN) format, and a light breakfast will be served.

A listing of the abstracts for all the displayed posters are attached.

The Alzheimer's Disease Centers' annual scientific poster symposium showcases the best of local research in Alzheimer's disease. It is a prime opportunity to share research findings with other investigators and to learn what other researchers and their laboratories are doing.

Contact Person(s): 

Liang Yap, PhD

Telephone:  617-726-3987

Email:  lyap [ at ] partners [dot] org

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