National Event

Advances in ALS and FTD Genetics Workshop

Date(s): 
11/14/2014
Location: 
Thurgood Marshall West Ballroom, Washington Marriott Wardman Park, 2660 Woodley Road NW, Washington, DC 20008
Fees: 
None
Sponsor(s): 

Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS) and Frontotemporal Degeneration (FTD) are 2 disorders with overlapping genetic and pathological hallmarks. This symposium will provide a forum for different research groups to provide research updates, discuss opportunities for collaborations and data-sharing, and identify prospective research opportunities on different platforms.

More information may be found at https://meetings.ninds.nih.gov/index.cfm?event=home&ID=9159.

A preliminary meeting agenda is also attached.

Continuing Education Credits: 
Please contact the event's organizers for more information
Contact Person(s): 

Amelie Gubritz (Scientific Contact)

301-496-5680

Deb Freaner (Logistics Contact)

301-412-7124

Gene Network Changes in Alzheimer's Disease: Potential Points for Therapeutic Intervention

Date(s): 
11/03/2014
Location: 
New York Academy of Sciences, 7 World Trade Center, 250 Greenwich Street, 40th Floor, New York, NY 10007
Fees: 
Please check the event's website for more information
Sponsor(s): 

Leading researchers will discuss research on the identification of microglial gene network associated with Alzheimer's disease (AD), how these phenotypes may be modulated to alter the course of AD pathology, and how a better understanding of peripheral immune biology may lead to the development of therapeutics and peripheral biomarkers for AD.

More information may be found at www.nyas.org/Events/Detail.aspx?cid=aab66945-ade9-4287-b696-aa6d858e73f2

Continuing Education Credits: 
Please check the event's website for more information
Contact Person(s): 

New York Academy of Sciences

Tel:  212-298-8640

Email:  customerservices [ at ] nyas [dot] org

Cognitive Health Disparities Research and National Policy

Date(s): 
11/05/2014
Location: 
Walter T. Washington Convention Center, 801 Mt. Vernon Place NW, Washington DC 20001
Fees: 
Please check the event's website for more information
Sponsor(s): 

Sponsored by the Resource Centers for Minority Aging Research (RCMAR), this workshop will address 3 topics that are aligned with the priority areas set by the federal National Alzheimer's Project Act (NAPA): 

-- disparities in cognitive aging,

-- the recruitment of ethnically and racially diverse populations for research,

-- gaps and opportunities in prevention and translational research for minority older adults and their caregivers.

More information on the workshop may be found at www.rcmar.ucla.edu/gsa14/index.php

Continuing Education Credits: 
Please check the event's website for more information
Contact Person(s): 

Resource Centers for Minority Aging Research (RCMAR)
Tel:  310-794-9494

Email:  rcmar [ at ] ucla [dot] edu

U.S. DHHS Administration for Community Living: 2014 Webminar Series on Alzheimer's Disease and Related Dementias

Date(s): 
07/22/2014 - 09/25/2014
Location: 
Webminar (please see link below)
Fees: 
Please check the event's website for more information
Sponsor(s): 

The National Institute on Aging (NIA/NIH), Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services' Administration for Community Living (ACL) are co-hosting the following webinars on Alzheimer's disease and related dementias:

Webinar #1: Updated on Alzheimer's disease and Related Dementias Resources (on July 22, 2014)

Webinar #2:  Community Collaborations for Assisting People with Alzheimer's and Dementias:  The Steps to Success (on August 28, 2014)

Webinar #3:  Alzheimer's Research Updates (on September 25, 2014)

For more information on registering for these online events, please visit www.acl.gov/NewsRoom/NewsInfo/2014/2014-Webinars-Alz.aspx

Continuing Education Credits: 
Please check the event's website for more information
Contact Person(s): 

Office of the Administrator

Administration for Community Living

Tel:  202-401-4634

Email: aclinfo [ at ] acl [dot] hhs [dot] gov

Charleston Conference on Alzheimer's Disease

Date(s): 
02/26/2015 - 03/01/2015
Location: 
(TBA) Charleston, South Carolina
Fees: 
None
Sponsor(s): 

The goals of the conference are to support early-career researchers and foster cross-disciplinary collaborations. Fifteen early-career investigators will be invited to propose novel ideas for AD research at the conference, and three of these researchers will be presented with $50,000 New Vision Awards for their proposals.

More information may be found at https://app.charlestonconferences.org/

Continuing Education Credits: 
None
Contact Person(s): 

Email:  admin [ at ] charlestonconferences [dot] org

Accelerating the Cure for Alzheimer's Disease through Regenerative Medicine

Date(s): 
11/06/2014
Location: 
Lecture Hall, Searle Conference Center, Duke University Medical Center, 10 Searle Center Drive, Durham, NC 27710
Fees: 
None
Sponsor(s): 

This one-day workshop will address new developments in stem cell research in Alzheimer's disease. More information may be found at http://adstemcellconference.com/index.html

Continuing Education Credits: 
None
Contact Person(s): 

hunsbergerjg [ at ] gmail [dot] com (Joshua Hunsberger, PhD)

1st Wake Forest Conference on Dementia Counseling and Care

Date(s): 
05/08/2014 - 05/10/2014
Location: 
Winston-Salem Marriott Hotel at Twin City Quarters, 425 N. Cherry Street, Winston-Salem, NC 27105
Fees: 
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Sponsor(s): 

The goals of the professional education conference that will be held on May 8 and 9 is to provide practical knowledge and skills for counselors, nurses, social workers and allied health professionals who care for individuals with dementia and their loved ones. There will be a public forum on Alzheimer's disease on Saturday, May 10, and an update on contemporary issues in the diagnosis, prevention and treatment of mild cognitive impairment and dementia will be provided.
An event brochure with more information is attached.

Continuing Education Credits: 
Please check the event's website for more information
Contact Person(s): 

Carmella Griffin

Program Assistant

Northwest AHEC

Tel:  336-713-7761

Email:  cagriffi [ at ] wakehealth [dot] edu

NIH Alzheimer's Research Summit 2015

Date(s): 
02/09/2015 - 02/10/2015
Location: 
National Institutes of Health, 45 Center Drive, Bethesda, MD 20892
Fees: 
None
Sponsor(s): 

Watch this space for updates!

Continuing Education Credits: 
None
Contact Person(s): 

Email:  niaadresearchsummit [ at ] mail [dot] nih [dot] gov

7th Edition of Clinical Trials on Alzheimer's Disease (CTAD)

Date(s): 
11/20/2014 - 11/22/2014
Location: 
Loews Philadelphia Hotel, 1200 Market Street, Philadelphia, PA 19107
Fees: 
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Sponsor(s): 

The themes of the conference will include:

-- Methodology issues in clinical trials

-- results in clinical trials

-- biomarkers

--cognitive endpoints in clinical trials

--cognitive assessment

--behavioral disorders

--health economics

--epidemiological issues in clinical trials

--animal models in clinical trials

--new therapies

More information may be found at www.ctad-alzheimer.com/

Continuing Education Credits: 
Please check the event's website for more information
Contact Person(s): 

Email:  ctad [ at ] ant-congres [dot] com

2014 Association for Frontotemporal Degeneration (AFTD) Education Conference & Annual Meeting

Date(s): 
03/14/2014
Location: 
Crowne Plaza- White Plains Downtown Hotel, 66 Hale Avenue, White Plains, NY 10601
Fees: 
$50 registration fee for healthcare professionals; no charge for caregivers, individuals affected with FTD and their families
Sponsor(s): 

Join healthcare professionals, caregivers, individuals with frontotemporal degeneration and their loved ones for a day of educational presentations at the AFTD's annual conference and annual meeting. The event will feature Robert Bazell, the former chief science/health correspondence at NBC News, as Keynote Speaker.

More information may be found at www.theaftd.org/about/aftds-2014-education-conference-and-annual-meeting

Continuing Education Credits: 
Please check with the AFTD for more information
Contact Person(s): 

AFTD

Tel:  267-514-7221

Email:  info [ at ] theaftd [dot] org

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