24th Annual Massachusetts ADRC & Boston University ADC Poster Session

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

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

McCourt Foundation's 2010 Tour de South Shore for Alzheimer's and Multiple Sclerosis

October 2, 2010 - 8:30am - 11:00am

The McCourt Foundation is a family foundation based in Boston that actively supports research in Alzheimer's disease and multiple sclerosis. Its research teams are led by co-founders Drs. Dennis J. Selkoe and Howard L. Weiner of Harvard Medical School.

On Saturday, October 2, 2010, it will debut its 2010 Tour de South Shore fundraising event, a 26.1 mile scenic coastal bike ride that will start and finish at Wompatuck State Park (1 Union Street, Hingham, MA 02043), to generate support and public awareness of these neurologic diseases.

There is a registration fee of $45, and there is no minimum fundraising requirement. Lunch will be provided by Bertucci's.

More information may be found on the event's website!

Contact Person(s): 

Denise Arrondo


The McCourt Foundation

Tel:  617-872-2056


Alzheimer's Partnership Event: Alzheimer's Disease and Children

May 22, 2010 - 10:00am - 11:00am

The Metrowest Alzheimer's Partnership will be featuring a Story Hour and an age-appropriate discussion on Alzheimer's Disease at the Framingham Public Library (49 Lexington Street, Framingham, MA 01702) on Saturday May 22, 2010.

This event is age-appropriate for 5-8-year-olds.

Contact Person(s): 

Maura Moxley

BayPath Elder Services

Tel:  508-573-7239

SeniorPalooza 2010

May 1, 2010 - 8:00am - May 31, 2010 - 5:00pm

This month-long series of community events is sponsored by Ethos (www.ethocare.org) and is a way of celebrating May as Older Americans Month.  Businesses, elected officials and organizations throughout the West Roxbury area in Boston will host free and informative activities for elders and their loved ones. All are invited.

More information regarding the schedule of events is attached.

Contact Person(s): 

Linda Monteiro

Tel:  617-522-6700

Email:  seniorpalooza [ at ] ethocare [dot] org

Alzheimer's Breakthrough Ride

August 28, 2010 - 6:00am - 9:00pm

The Massachusetts ADRC actively supports the historic "coast to capital" ride to raise public awareness and federal funds to help conquer Alzheimer's disease.

From July 15, 2010 - September 21, 2010, researchers will travel through 24 ride-segments from California to the nation's capital to  deliver at least 50,000 signatures to Congress, in support of the Alzheimer's Breakthrough Act, which calls for $2 billion for funding in Alzheimer's research at the National Institutes of Health.

The state of Massachusetts has a team called "Boston Bikers" riding 98 miles from St. Louis, MO, to Springfield, IL, on August 28, 2010, and team members include Drs. Cynthia Lemere (Team Leader), Sarah Matousek and Oliver Holmes from the Brigham and Women's Hospital's Center for Neurologic Diseases, and Stephanie Socia from the Massachusetts General Hospital's Center for Aging and Genetics.

We encourage everyone to sign the online petition to ask Congress to support the Breakthrough Act for more funding for Alzheimer's disease research and care, and donations to the "Boston Bikers" or its individual team members would be most appreciated.

Please check out www.alz.org/research/breakthroughride/overview.asp for more event information.

Contact Person(s): 

Alzheimer's Association National Office

Tel:  312-335-8700

Email:  breakthroughride [ at ] alz [dot] org

Alzheimer's Association 30th Anniversary/11th Annual Night at the Pops: Red, Hot & 30!

June 9, 2010 - 5:30pm

Come celebrate the 30th annivesary of the Alzheimer's Association & enjoy an evening of Cole Porter music, live/silent auctions and prize drawings throughout the evening.

For more information regarding this exciting event, please visit http://alz.kintera.org/faf/home/default.asp?ievent=347032

Contact Person(s): 

Sheila Watnick

Tel:  617-393-2008

Email:  sheila [dot] watnick [ at ] alz [dot] org

4th Annual Partners HealthCare Boston Health and Fitness Expo 2010

June 12, 2010 - 10:00am - June 13, 2010 - 5:00pm

This annual free event is sponsored by Partners HealthCare, the parent organization of the Massachusetts ADRC, and WHDH & CW 56 stations. Fun and educational programs including exhibits, health-screenings, presentations by health experts and local celebrities will entertain and inform both adults and kids.

The 2-day event will be held at the John B. Hynes Veterans Memorial Convention Center (900 Boylston Street, Boston, MA 02115).

Contact Person(s): 

Heather Hazelton

Email:  healthexpo [ at ] cw56 [dot] com

Telephone:  617-248-5520


Paul Magnes

Email:  healthexpo [ at ] whdh [dot] com

Telephone:  617-725-0760

Powering Up For the Future: Aging Smart in Massachusetts. A Conversation on Aging Issues with Governor Deval Patrick

March 16, 2010 - 10:00am - 12:00pm

This event is prevented by Secretary Ann L. Hartstein of the Massachusetts Executive Office of Elder Affairs and the University of Massachusetts Gerontology Institute.  Principles guiding the Governor's Aging Agenda will be discussed.

Reservations may be made by emailing Colleen [dot] McHatton [ at ] state [dot] ma [dot] us or by calling 617-222-7417. The deadline for reservations is March, 12, 2010.

Contact Person(s): 

Colleen McHatton

Tel:  617-222-7417

Email:  Colleen [dot] McHatton [ at ] state [dot] ma [dot] us

Alzheimer's Association Greater Boston 18th Annual Memory Walk

September 26, 2010 - 9:00am - 12:00pm

The Massachusetts ADRC is an active supporter of the Alzheimer's Association's (MA & NH chapters) Greater Boston Memory Walk 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 $300 million for the cause.

The Walk is a community event that joins friends, family and co-workers as they walk to end Alzheimer's. Participants typically register in teams of 10-12 and fund-raise using tools supported by the Association. Walk routes vary from 1 to 3 miles.

This year, Dr. Hyman's lab at the MGH surpassed its goal of raising $1,000 for the Alzheimer's Association by raising $2,150 for the Memory Walk!

Check out the attached photos of the successful event!

Contact Person(s): 

Alzheimer's Association (Massachusetts/New Hampshire) chapter

Email: memorywalkmanh [ at ] alz [dot] org

Telephone:  617-393-2050

Newton Symphony Orchestra: The Healing Power of Music ~ The Mind/Body/Spirit Connection (Wellness Fair)

February 27, 2010 - 10:00am - 4:00pm

The Newton Symphony Orchestra will present a day-long Wellness Fair that features presentations and exhibits on a variety of wellness topics, including a session (2:15pm - 3:15pm) on Current Research on Music and the Aging and Alzheimer's Brain by Brandon Ally, PhD, Assistant Professor of Neurology at the Boston University School of Medicine.

Tickets for the Fair is $20 per person, which includes admission to all presentations and the exhibit hall.

The Wellness Fair will be held in Stoddard Hall and Davis Hall on the campus of Andover Newton Theological School (210 Herrick Road, Newton Center, MA 02459).

Contact Person(s): 

Newton Symphony Orchestra

P.O. Box 590540

Newton MA 02459

Tel:  617-965-2255

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