The Mesulam Center for Cognitive Neurology and Alzheimer's Disease of Northwestern University Announces the
26th Annual Alzheimer Day, Thursday September 24, 2020
The 26th Annual Alzheimer Day will be held virtually on September 24, 2020 from 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm CT. The afternoon will include an update on Alzheimer’s disease research by Dr. Sandra Weintraub, presentations by scientists investigating in this field, stories from individuals impacted by Alzheimer’s, and a Q&A session. Please join us!
Although we are not able to gather in person because of the pandemic, Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias are still affecting many individuals and we continue our work and research with urgency.
The History of Alzheimer Day
Northwestern Alzheimer Day was established to showcase Alzheimer’s research conducted throughout Northwestern and to bring this information to the community. In years past, the day features a lecture by an outstanding investigator in the field of neurocognitive studies, followed by 45 to 50 poster presentations by Northwestern clinicians and scientists. Lunch provides an opportunity for scientists and interested members of the community to exchange scientific information and research. An afternoon session including a panel presentation invites audience participation for questions about new treatments and state-of-the-art care. Attendees will also have the opportunity to visit resource tables throughout the day to learn more about community-based resources for individuals living with dementia and their family members. While we will meet virtually this year to share similar information as we have done in the past at our in person events, we are excited to be able to connect virtually with everyone to recognize our patients, research participants, community and scientific discoveries over the past year. We plan to return to our regular in person Alzheimer Day in the Spring of 2021 for our 27th Annual Event.
Schedule of Events
The Mendelson Lecture
Cognition and Brain Aging: Research Advances at Northwestern
Sandra Weintraub, PhD
Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences (Psychology) and Neurology - Ken and Ruth Davee Department Northwestern University
Feinberg School of Medicine Mesulam Center for Cognitive Neurology and Alzheimer's Disease Research Center
Select Scientific Research Presentations
Followed by Q&A DiscussionModerated by John Disterhoft, PhD
Quality of Life Symposium
Sponsored by the Glen and Wendy Miller Family Foundation
Different Faces of Dementia
A panel discussion with persons living with dementia and their care partners.
Followed by Q&A Discussion
Moderated by Emily Rogalski, PhD