This event is sponsored by the Alzheimer's Association (MA/NH Chapter), and features Dr. Brent Forrester of the Memory Disorders Unit at McLean Hospital in Belmont, MA. Dr. Forrester will discuss genetic risks, support networks and concerns of adult children of individuals with early-onset (prior to age 65) dementia.
The event will be held at the Stockyard Restaurant (www.stockyardrestaurant.com), 135 Market Street, Brighton, MA 02135. It is free and open to young adults, but pre-registration is required.
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 23rd annual scientific poster symposium on Wednesday, January 13, 2010 from 8:00am - 11:00am 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.
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.
A listing of the abstracts for all the displayed posters are attached.
This year, as part of our poster symposium day, the Massachusetts ADRC has also put together a training course on cultural competency for its staff personnel after the poster session. The program on providing culturally-appropriate care will be held from 12:30pm to 2:30pm. Staff personnel of the Boston University's ADC are also invited to attend. A copy of the program's agenda is also attached.
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).
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 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 $260 million for the cause.
The 13th Annual Memory Ride organized by the Alzheimer's Association will take place on Saturday, July 25, 2009 from the Devens Museum Field in Devens, MA. Four distance options with different event start times are available to participants: 25, 62, 100 and 125 miles.
According to the Alzheimer's Association, 90% of the funds raised by the Memory Ride event helps support grants awarded through the Association's research grants program, while 10% of the proceeds help fund programs and services within Massachusetts.
The success of the 2008 Memory Ride led to grant awards for Dr. Dorene M. Rentz of the Massachusetts ADRC and the Brigham's & Women's Hospital, and Dr. Angela L. Jefferson of the Boston University Alzheimer's Disease Center, a member of our Center's External Advisory Board.
For more information on this exciting event, please contact the Alzheimer's Association (MA & NH chapters) for more information.