National Event

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

8th Annual Leonard Berg Symposium at Washington University, St. Louis: Prevention of Alzheimer's Disease: Current Considerations

Date(s): 
09/28/2012
Location: 
Eric P. Newman Education Center, 320 S. Euclid Avenue, St. Louis, MO 63110
Fees: 
Please check the symposium's website for more information
Sponsor(s): 

This symposium will be sponsored by the Charles F. and Joanne Knight Alzheimer's Disease Research Center of the Washington University in St. Louis.

More information will be available at http://alzheimer.wustl.edu/Education/Berg/Berg2012/default.htm.

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

Knight ADRC Administrative office

Tel:  314-286-2882

Email:  berg2012 [ at ] abraxas [dot] wustl [dot] edu

25th Annual Joseph and Kathleen Bryan Alzheimer's Disease Research Center Conference: Alzheimer's Disease Breakthroughs

Date(s): 
02/10/2011 - 02/11/2011
Location: 
Sheraton Imperial Hotel and Convention Center, 4700 Emperor Boulevard, Research Triangle Park, North Carolina 27703
Fees: 
$100 for both days ($60 for 1 day)
Sponsor(s): 

This 2-day event features presentations by members of the Bryan Alzheimer's Disease Research Center and invited speakers, workshops for participants, educational exhibits, and informal discussion opportunities with presenters.

More information regarding this event is attached.

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

Cheryl Copeland
Tel:  919-660-7510

Email:  cheryl [dot] copeland [ at ] duke [dot] edu

Rapidly Progressive Dementia and Subacute Encephalopathies: Diagnosis and Management

Date(s): 
11/06/2010
Location: 
Marriott Union Square, 480 Sutter Street, San Francisco, CA 94108
Fees: 
$250 for physicians; $200 for nurses, pharmacists, residents, fellows and allied health professionals
Sponsor(s): 

This course is sponsored by the University of California, San Francisco's Alzheimer's Disease Research Center, and will present the latest cutting-edge diagnostic techniques for rapidly-progressive dementia such as Jakob-Creutzfeldt disease (CJD). An overview of prion disease will be covered, in addition to topics on HIV dementia, autoimmune diseases, delirium and infectious encephalitis.

More information regarding the event is attached.

Continuing Education Credits: 
7.5 AMA PRA Category I Credits for physicians. Please check the event's website for continuing credits for nurses and physician assistants
Contact Person(s): 

Office of Continuing Medical Education

University of California, San Francisco

Tel:  415-476-4251

Email:  info [ at ] ocme [dot] ucsf [dot] edu

2011 Keystone Symposia: Adult Neurogenesis

Date(s): 
01/09/2011 - 01/14/2011
Location: 
Sagebrush Inn and Conference Center, 1508 Paseo del Pueblo Sur, Taos, NM 87571
Fees: 
Please visit the symposium's website for more information
Sponsor(s): 

The symposium will present novel mechanistic insights into the regulation and functional implications of adult neurogenesis, and plenary topics will range from comparative neurogenesis to neurological disorders and repair.

More information on the event may be found at www.keystonesymposia.org/meetings/viewMeetings.cfm?MeetingID=1121

Continuing Education Credits: 
None
Contact Person(s): 

Please visit www.keystonesymposia.org/AboutUs/ContactUs.cfm for more contact information

10th Annual Marian S. Ware Neurodegenerative Diseases Research Retreat at the University of Pennsylvania: Academic Neurodegenerative Disease Drug Discovery: Programs and Partnerships

Date(s): 
10/15/2010
Location: 
Biomedical Research Building 2/3 Auditorium, 421 Curie Boulevard, Philadelphia, PA 19104
Fees: 
None
Sponsor(s): 

This event is sponsored by the University of Pennsylvania Center for Neurodegenerative Disease Research, and will be held from 8:30am - 5:00pm on Friday, October 15, 2010.

More information regarding the event, which also includes a poster session during lunch, is attached.

Contact Person(s): 

Kevin Davies

Tel:  215-662-4474

Email:  daviesk [ at ] mail [dot] med [dot] upenn [dot] edu

10th Annual Harvey A. Friedman Conference: Productive Aging: Cross-Cultural Perspectives from China and the US

Date(s): 
05/25/2010
Location: 
George Warren Brown School of Social Work, Brown Hall, Room 100, Danforth Campus (Corner of Forsyth & Chaplin), Washington University, 1 Brookings Drive, St. Louis, MO 63130
Fees: 
None
Sponsor(s): 

This conference will be held from 8:30am - 12noon on Tuesday, May 25, 2010 and will focus on ideas and development related to productive aging in China and the US. The event is open to the public.

More information may be found at http://centerforaging.wustl.edu/Friedman/2010/default.htm

Continuing Education Credits: 
None
Contact Person(s): 

Mary Weis

Tel:  314-286-2441

Email:  weism [ at ] abraxas [dot] wustl [dot] edu

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