2019 Symposium

Interested in learning about a disease that affects more than 5 million people in the United States?
Want to be part of the ongoing conversation about treatments and how this disease has impacted families?
Join us at our fourth National Alzheimer’s Buddies Symposium on Saturday, March 30 from 9:30 to 4 pm at Northwest Labs
FREE and open to everyone! REGISTER HERE and RSVP to our event on Facebook!
Every registration on Eventbrite will be entered into a GIVEAWAY for cool stuff like…
 J. P. Lick’s gift cards and more!
Lunch will be provided!

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9:30AM: Breakfast & Check-In

10:15AM: Opening Introduction

“A Journey of Hope: A Daughter Fights On” with Adrienne Ross, Alzheimer’s Association Advocate

11:00 AM: Keynote Speaker

“Take Control: Ways to Reduce the Risk and Prepare for the Possibility of Dementia” with Dr. Kirk Daffner, J. David and Virginia Wimberly Professor of Neurology at Harvard Medical School

12:15PM: Lunch

Live music from MIHNUET and art display from Harvard Artistz (HARTZ)

1:15PM: Breakout Sessions

Session A: “Signs of early Alzheimer’s Disease and Early Treatment Options” with Dr. Dorene Rentz, Co-Director of the Center for Alzheimer Research and Treatment

Session B: “Neuroimaging Markers in Early-stage Alzheimer’s Disease”with Dr. Gad Marshall, Associate Medical Director of Clinical Trials of the Center for Alzheimer’s Research and Treatment

Session C: “Best Practices in Caregiving” with Karen Pollack, Director of Community Relations at Springhouse Senior Living Community

Session D: “Intergenerational Connections: Art and Conversation” with Leo Garcia and Serena Hoost, Directors of HARTZ

2:15PM: Conversation on Awareness and Advocacy

Meredith Vieira, Emmy award-winning host, executive producer, and anchor

Alice Bonner, Senior Advisor in Aging for Institute for Healthcare Improvement and Former Massachusetts Elder Affairs Secretary

3:00PM: Closing Remarks

3:15PM: Reception

Event parking will be available at the 52 Oxford Street Garage. Please tell the Parking Services Monitor that you are attending the National Alzheimer’s Buddies Symposium.