Charting the Future: Innovation in Dementia Research, Treatment, and Care

Friday, September 28, 2018, 12-2pm, DoubleTree, South Portland ME

 

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ABOUT THIS EVENT

Charting the Future: Innovation in Dementia Research, Treatment, and Care is an educational luncheon that brings together a panel of policy makers, researchers, and care providers to share developments in dementia research, treatment, and care. Scheduled to speak are Gareth Howell Ph.D., a leading Alzheimer’s researcher with The Jackson Laboratory, and Dorene Rentz, PsyD, Co-Director of the Center for Alzheimer’s Research and Treatment at Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston. Additionally, Biogen, a leading biopharmaceutical company will speak about their Dementia/Alzheimer’s pipeline. They have ongoing clinical trials for 3 products, two of which are in Phase III.Jud Knox, Chief Executive Officer, President and Trustee of York Hospital will moderate the panel discussion.

Dr. Howell, with Maine’s own Jackson Laboratory. applies genetics and genomics to identify fundamental processes involved in the initiation and early propagation of age related neurodegenerative diseases such as Alzheimer’s and other dementias. Dr. Rentz is a Brigham and Women’s researcher who has focused on early detection of cognitive and behavioral changes in preclinical Alzheimer’s disease using novel cognitive assessments as well as amyloid and tau PET imaging. Brigham and Women’s Hospital recently announced that their Anti Amyloid Treatment in Asymptomatic Alzheimer’s Disease is the first trial to investigate whether a drug can reduce the plaque buildup in the brain and effectively stop the disease from progressing in older individuals.

 

TICKETS

Tickets to this event are $40 per person. Ticket includes the two-hour session and lunch.

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CURRENT SPONSORS

Sponsorship opportunities are available. Please contact Kate Putnam at 207-396-6590 or kputnam@smaaa.org for more information.

 

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