National Event

26th Annual Alzheimer's Regional Conference: Brainstorming

Date(s): 
03/31/2011 - 04/01/2011
Location: 
Washington State Convention Center, 800 Convention Place, Seattle WA 98101
Fees: 
Please check the attached program brochure for details
Sponsor(s): 

Join the University of Washington Alzheimer's Disease Research Center and the Alzheimer's Association (Western & Central Washington State Chapter) for an exciting symposium on the latest diagnostic, research and treatment findings on Alzheimer's disease!

On Thursday, March 31, 2011, a full-day pre-conference schedule consisting of 2 concurrent sessions (Session A:  Advanced Practice/Research & Session B:  Leadership/Marketing) will be offered. On Friday, April 1,  sessions will be offered for advanced practitioners, individuals with early-stage dementia, family or professional caregivers, and administrators and program directors involved in the field.

There will also be a physicians' event on Friday, March 31, 2011 from 6-8pm on "The Future of Alzheimer's Disease" at the Virginia Mason Medical Center Auditorium, featuring a discussion among experts on the current national efforts to revise the clinical criteria for diagnosing Alzheimer's disease and related implications.

More information regarding these events is attached.

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

Lindsey R. Beach

Tel:  206-764-2984

Email:  lindsey [dot] beach [ at ] va [dot] gov

American Aging Associaton's 40th Annual Meeting: Mechanisms of aging: Emerging Concepts

Date(s): 
06/03/2011 - 06/06/2011
Location: 
Marriott Raleigh City Center, 500 Fayetteville Street, Raleigh, NC 27601
Fees: 
Please contact the event's organizers for more information
Sponsor(s): 

The topics included in this annual meeting will include "MicroRNA and Aging"; "Comparative Biology of Aging", "Stress Resistance in Aging & Disease"; "Translational Research in Aging", "Cardiovascular Aging", and "The Environment & Aging".

A "Transatlantic Symposium" will showcase collaborative projects between scientists in the US and the UK, and an NIA-sponsored symposium will highlight research findings from a variety of Nathan Shock Centers of Excellence in Aging Research.

More information may be found at www.americanaging.org. A preliminary schedule of presentations is also attached.

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

American Aging Association

Tel:  216-368-3671

Email:  americanaging [ at ] case [dot] edu

2011 Gordon Research Conference on Oxidative Stress and Disease

Date(s): 
03/13/2011 - 03/18/2011
Location: 
Four Points Sheraton/Holiday Inn Express, 1050 Schooner Drive, Ventura CA 93001
Fees: 
Please contact the event's organizers for more details
Sponsor(s): 

The conference will bring together experts with a diverse range of interests related to aspeccts of oxidative stress and disease to discuss the latest findings on basic mechanisms and the development of innovative disease therapies.

Session topics include:

-- Oxidative stress, DNA damage, epigenetics and disease;

-- Oxidative stress & transcriptional regulation in disease;

-- Oxidative stress, miRNAs & disease;

-- Oxidative stress, stem cells & disease

More information regarding the conference may be found at www.grc.org/programs.aspx?year=2011&program=oxidat

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

Julie K. Andersen

Conference Co-Chair

Buck Institute for Age Research

Email:  jandersen [ at ] buckinstitute [dot] org

2nd Annual ApoE ApoE Receptors and Neurogeneration Symposium: ApoE in the CNS and Periphery

Date(s): 
06/06/2011 - 06/07/2011
Location: 
University of Ilinois at Chicago, Student Center West (SCW), Chicago Rooms, 828 South Wolcott Avenue, Chicago, IL 60612
Fees: 
None
Sponsor(s): 

The University of Illinois at Chicago's Program Project Grant (NIH/NIA P01 AG0301280) will present its 2nd annual symposium on "ApoE in the CNS and Periphery" and the event will be held on Monday, June 6, 2011 (8am - 6pm) and Tuesday, June 7, 2011 (8am - 12noon) at the university.

More information on the symposium is attached, and may also be found at http://apoereceptors.anat.uic.edu/symposium/index.html

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

Contact Email:  sydelleb [ at ] uic [dot] edu

AAAS Philip Hauge Abelson Advancing Science Seminar Series: Breaching Barriers in Alzheimer's Disease

Date(s): 
04/06/2011
Location: 
Please contact the event's organizers for more information
Fees: 
None
Sponsor(s): 

The Center for Public Engagement with Science and Technology of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) will present a daylong public program followed by a workshop for participating scientists on translating basic research into clinical treatments for individuals with Alzheimer's disease.

Sessions will include "Glimpses into the Alzheimer's Brain" and "Aberrant Cells and Proteins in Neurodegenerative Disease" and will feature speakers from academia and industry.

For more information regarding registration and schedule of events, please visit www.aaas.org/programs/centers/pe/abelson/

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

Ginger Pinholster

AAAS Office of Public Programs

Tel:  202-326-6440

5th Annual Indiana Alzheimer's Disease Center 2011 Spring Symposia

Date(s): 
03/18/2011 - 03/19/2011
Location: 
Basile Auditorium, Eskenazi Hall, Herron School of Art & Design, 735 West New York Street, Indianapolis, IN 46202
Fees: 
$35 for the Friday, March 18, 2011 symposium. No cost for the caregiver symposium on Saturday, March 19, 2011
Sponsor(s): 

The Indiana University School of Medicine/Indiana Alzheimer's Disease Center will present its 5th annual Spring Symposia on Friday, March 18, 2011 & Saturday, March 19, 2011.

On March 18, the symposia's topics will include "New Frontiers in Alzheimer's Disease Clinical Research:  Interventions Across the Continuum of Care", "Update on Frontotemporal Dementias:  From Bedside to Bench", and "Advances in Neuroimaging and Genetics of Memory and Aging".

The 5th Annual Martin Family Caregiver Symposium on "Caring for the Person with Dementia in the Home" will be held on Saturday, March 19.

Please visit the event's website for more updates as they become available:  http://iadc.iupui.edu/current-events/. An updated event flyer is attached.

Continuing Education Credits: 
TBA
Contact Person(s): 

Deborah K. DeBusk

Tel:  317-278-5500

Email:  dkdebusk [ at ] iupui [dot] edu

Brain: The Inside Story

Date(s): 
11/20/2010 - 08/14/2011
Location: 
American Museum of National History, Central Park West at 79th Street, New York, NY 10024
Fees: 
Please check the museum's website for more details
Sponsor(s): 

This special exhibition introduces museum visitors to a new perspective and keen insight into their own brains through imaginative art, brain-scan imaging, and dynamic interactive exhibitions for all ages. New technologies that researchers use to study neurodegenerative diseases such as Alzheimer's and Parkinson's diseases will also be showcased.

Co-sponsored by partners in Europe and China, the exhibition will travel to the Guangdong Science Center (Guangzhou, China) from 19 November 2011 through 30 April 2012, to the Parque de las Ciencias (Granada, Spain) from 14 July 2012 through 6 January 2013, and finally, to the Codie Idee per la Cultura (Torino, Italy) from 2 March 2013 through 18 August 2013.

More information about the exhibition may be found at www.amnh.org/exhibitions/brains/

Continuing Education Credits: 
None
Contact Person(s): 

American Museum of Natural History

Tel:  212-769-5100

5th Drug Discovery for Neurodegeneration: An Intensive Course on Translating Research into Drugs

Date(s): 
02/06/2011 - 02/08/2011
Location: 
Anjaz San Diego Hotel, 600 F Street, San Diego, CA 92101
Fees: 
Please contact the event's organizers for more details
Sponsor(s): 

This conference is jointly sponsored by the National Institute on Aging, the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke, the Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson's Research and several other organizations.

The purpose of the course is to advance drug discovery for neurodegenerative diseases, including Alzheimer's disease, Parkinson's disease, Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis and Multiple Sclerosis, and is designed to educate scientists on the process of translating basic research into novel therapies.

More information may be found at www.worldeventsforum.com/addf/drugdiscovery/index.html

Continuing Education Credits: 
14.25 AMA PRA Category I Credits for Physicians
Contact Person(s): 

Conference Secretariat

Tel:  773-784-8134

Email:  meetings [ at ] worldeventsforum [dot] com

Cognitive Aging Summit II

Date(s): 
10/04/2010 - 10/05/2010
Location: 
JW Marriott Hotel, 1331 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW, Washington DC 20004
Fees: 
Please contact the event's organizer for more information
Sponsor(s): 

This 2-day summit is organized by the Foundation for the National Instiutes of Health (NIH) and will bring together experts to discuss cutting-edge advances in the understanding and treatment of age-related brain and behavioral changes.

More information may be found at www.fnih.org/events/cognitive-aging-summit.

Videos of the sessions are now available at www.nia.nih.gov/ResearchInformation/ExtramuralPrograms/NeuroscienceOfAging/NNA_Conferences/cas_ii.htm

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

Peggy Vaughn

Public Affairs Specialist

National Institute on Aging

Tel:  301-496-1752

Email:  peggy [dot] vaughn [ at ] nih [dot] gov

7th Annual Conference on Alzheimer's Disease and Dementia in Native Americans: Weaving the Old with the New: Care Across the Memory Spectrum

Date(s): 
09/24/2010
Location: 
Radisson Fort McDowell, 10438 N. Fort McDowell Road, Fort McDowell, AZ 85264
Fees: 
None
Sponsor(s): 

The target audience for this conference includes tribal leaders, family and professional caregivers, and community health-care educators. The spectrum of normal aging to stages of memory loss will be explored, together with prevention strategies and care requirements for different stages of Alzheimer's disease.

More information regarding the event is attached.

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

Banner Alzheimer's Institute

Tel:  602-839-6900

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