Alzheimer's Disease Seminars 2010-2014

Spring 2014
4/10/14 Brad Dickerson, MD
Harvard Medical School
Large-Scale Brain Networks: Individual Differences in Brain-Behavior Relationships and Neurodegenerative Disease
4/3/14 Jordan Grafman, PhD
Northwestern University
The Neural Basis of Human Social Beliefs
3/27/14 Michela Gallagher, PhD
Johns Hopkins Univeristy
The Borderland of Aging and Dementia: Bridging from Basic Research to Clinical Studies
2/6/14 Mary O'Hara, AM, LCSW
Northwestern University
"Like a Shadow On Me": Finding Acceptance, Fighting Stigma, and Living On with Memory Loss
Fall 2013
12/12/13 Paul Reber, PhD, and Lei Wang, PhD
Northwestern University
Cognitive Rehabilitation Training in Patients with MCI (Reber); Predicting FTLD & AD Neuropathology in PPA Using Hippocampal Shape: A Pilot Study (Wang)
11/7/13 Robert Vassar, PhD
Northwestern University
The Alzheimer's Beta-Secretase Enzyme, BACE1, in Health and Disease
10/3/13 Maria Carrillo, PhD
Alzheimer's Association
Annual Update from the Alzheimer's Association - National Office
9/12/13 Eileen Bigio, MD
Northwestern University
Neuropathology of Frontotemporal Lobar Degeneration
Spring 2013
4/11/13 John Trojanowski, MD, PhD
University of Pennsylvania
Tau Biomarkers, Transmission and Therapies
4/4/13 Mary O'Hara, AM and Darby Morhardt, MSW
Northwestern University
Reciprocity: The Experience of Patients and Medical Students in the Northwestern Buddy Program
2/28/13 Mary Jo LaDu, PhD
University of Illinois - Chicago
Soluble Oligomeric Abeta and ApoE/Abeta Complex: Potential Mechanisms, Novel Biomarkers and Therapeutic Targets for Alzheimer's Disease
1/10/13 Bill Thies and Heather Snyder
Alzheimer's Association
Alzheimer's Association Grant Program Update and Other Current Activities
Fall 2012
12/13/12 Prajwal Ciryam
Northwestern University, Cambridge University
Explaining Complex Neurodegenerative Disease Pathology with Simple Chemical Rules
12/6/12 Emily Rogalski, PhD and Tamar Gefen
Northwestern University
What's so Super about SuperAgers?
11/29/12 David Holtzman, MD
Washington University School of Medicine
Sleep and Alzheimer's Disease: Potential Cellular, Molecular, and Network Connections
11/1/12 Roberto Cabeza, PhD
Duke University
Compensatory Brain Activity in Older Adults
10/11/12 Parisa Rashidi, PhD
Northwestern University
Ambient Assisted Living for Dementia Patients
9/27/12 Eileen Bigio, MD
Northwestern University
News from the 8th International Conference on Frontotemporal Dementias
Spring 2012
3/8/12 Leyla deToledo-Morrell, PhD
Rush University
Imaging Biomarkers of Pre-Clinical Alzheimer's Disease and Amnestic Mild Cognitive Impairment
1/12/12 M.-Marsel Mesulam, MD
Northwestern University
Clinical Examination and Anatomical Pathology in Primary Progressive Aphasia
Fall 2011
12/15/11 Mary O'Hara, MA, LCSW
Northwestern University
Living with Mild Cognitive Impairment (MCI): A Panel of Individuals Diagnosed with MCI Will Discuss Their Experience
11/17/11 William Thies, PhD and Maria Carillo, PhD
Alzheimer's Association National Office
Alzheimer's Association Medical Scientific Relations Update
11/3/11 Eileen Bigio, MD
Northwestern University
TDP-43 Variants of Frontotemporal Lobar Degeneration
10/20/11 Tom Foster, PhD
University of Florida, Gainesville
Dissecting Age-Related Cognitive Decline: NMDA Receptor and Ca2+ Stores in Senescent Physiology
9/15/11 Martha Daviglus, MD, PhD
Northwestern University
Risk Factors and Preventive Interventions for Alzheimer's Disease: State of the Science
Spring 2011
4/28/2011 Robert Vassar, PhD, Northwestern University The Alzheimer's Beta-Secretase Enzyme, BACE1, in Health and Disease
4/14/2011 Peter Rapp, PhD, National Institute on Aging Lifespan, Mindspan and the Aging Brain
3/31/2011 Emily Rogalski, PhD, Northwestern University Progression of Language Impairments and Cortical Atrophy in Subtypes of Primary Progressive Aphasia
3/24/2011 Pascale Lacore, PhD, Northwestern University Synaptic Hijacker: How Abeta oligomers disrupt memory formation
3/17/2011 Donald Caspary, PhD, Southern Illinois University School of Medicine "Age-Related Hearing Loss: An Example of Maladaptive Inhibitory Plasticity in the Central Auditory System"
3/10/2011 Diana Kerwin, MD, Northwestern University Update on the Alzheimer's Disease Cooperative Studies and Therapeutic Clinical Trials
3/3/2011 Sandra Weintraub, PhD, Northwestern University New Criteria for the Diagnosis of Alzheimer's Dementia and Prodromal States: Are We There Yet?
2/24/2011 Lei Wang, PhD, Northwestern University Does Shape Matter?: Imaging the Hippocampus in Dementia
2/17/2011 Aryeh Routtenberg, PhD and Nino Tabatadze, PhD, Northwestern University A New Wrinkle in Memory Consolidation: Gone With the Wnt
2/10/2011 Alaina Baker-Nigh, Northwestern University Calcium Dysregulation and Selective Neuronal Vulnerability in Alzheimer's Disease
1/27/2011 Jeannine Forrest, PhD, RN, Alzheimer's Association Greater Illinois Chapter Palliative Care for Advanced Dementia: Current Practice and Research
1/20/2011 Eileen Bigio, MD, Northwestern University Neuropathologic Findings in 108 PPA and bvFTD Cases
Fall 2010
12/16/10 Carmen Westerberg
Northwestern University
Potential contributions of memory processing during sleep to healthy and dysfunctional memory
12/9/10 Cancelled
12/2/10 YongJoo Rhee, DrPH
Northwestern University
Psychotropic medication burden and factors associated with antipsychotic use: An analysis of a population-based sample of community-dwelling older adults with dementia
11/18/10 June McKoy, MD, JD, MBA
Northwestern University
Impact of Health Care Reform on Seniors & Persons Living with Dementia: The Good, the Bad & the Ugly
11/11/10 Julie Lamberti, MSW and Barbara Brandt
House of Welcome-North Shore Senior Center
Supporting Persons with Early Memory Loss in the Community
11/4/10 Carolina Zuniga, MSW
University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
Alzheimer's Disease and the Latino Ethos: Experiences from the Latino Geriatric Center
10/28/10 Linda Laatsch, PhD
University of Illinois Chicago
Cognitive Rehabilitation: Application to Patients with Mild Cognitive Impairment and Early Alzheimer's Disease
10/21/10 Teepu Siddique, MD
Northwestern University
ALS and ALS/Dementia: Connecting Genetics to Pathology
10/14/10 Mary O'Hara, MA, LCSW,
Emily Rogalski, PhD,
and Christina Wieneke, BA

Northwestern University
New Directions in PPA Support
9/30/10 Scott Brady, PhD
University of Illinois at Chicago
Alzheimer's Disease and Regulation of Fast Axonal Transport: A Perfect Storm of Kinase Activity
9/23/10 William Thies, PhD
Alzheimer's Association
Advances in AD Research
Spring 2010
4/29/10 Phyllis Zee, MD
Northwestern University
Rhythms and Sleep: Markers of Health in Aging
4/15/10 Randy L. Buckner, PhD
Harvard University
Mechanisms of Aging and Dementia Training Grant Day - Keynote Speaker
Exploring Large-Scale Systems of the Human Brain and Their Importance for Understanding Aging and Alzheimer's Disease
4/8/10 Steven Small, MD, PhD
University of Chicago
A Putative Human Mirror Neuron System and Language Comprehension
4/1/10 Mary Jo LaDu, PhD
University of Illinois Chicago
The Effects of Human ApoE on ABeta42 Pathology in a Novel Transgenic Mouse Model
3/25/10 Adriana Ferreira, MD, PhD
Northwestern University
Calpain-Mediated Tau Cleavage: A Novel Mechanism Underlying Beta Amyloid-Induced Neurotoxicity
3/18/10 Denys Lau, PhD
Northwestern University
Polypharmacy and Potentially Inappropriate Medication Use Among Community Dwelling Older Adults With Dementia
3/11/10 Eileen Bigio, MD
Northwestern University
TDP-43 Pathology in Primary Progressive Aphasia and Frontotemporal Dementia with Pathologic Alzheimer Disease
3/4/10 Tanya Simuni, MD
Northwestern University
A New Approach to Neuroprotection in Parkinson's Disease
2/25/10 Joan Chiao, PhD
Northwestern University
Cultural Neuroscience: Implications of Biocultural Diversity for Cultural Psychiatry and Global Health
2/18/10 Ling Guo, MD
Northwestern University
Differential Response of Human Microglia to Oligomeric and Fibrillar Amyloid-beta Peptide
2/11/10 Darby Morhardt, MSW, LCSW
Northwestern University
Alzheimer's Disease in Limited English Proficiency Communities
2/4/10 Jonas Olofsson, PhD
Northwestern University
Age-Related Smell Impairment: An Early Sign of Alzheimer's Disease?
1/28/10 John Jonides, PhD
University of Michigan
Supressing Short-term Memories in Mind and Brain
1/21/10 Mary O'Hara, MA, LCSW
and Julia Rao, BS
Northwestern University
Not What I had Planned - Living with Early Onset Dementia
1/14/10 David Bennett, MD
Rush University Medical Center
Relation of Risk Factors and Neuropathology to Cognitive Decline and AD
1/7/10 Diana Kerwin MD
Northwestern University
Effects of body weight on cognition and risk of incident cognitive impairment