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The Mesulam Center for Cognitive Neurology and Alzheimer’s Disease Presents the 29th Annual Alzheimer Day

Save the date for the 29th Annual Alzheimer Day
Thursday, May 11, 2023

Feinberg Pavilion Conference Center
251 E. Huron St, 3rd Floor
Chicago, IL 60611

 

About Alzheimer Day

Join us for our 29th Annual Alzheimer Day on Thursday, May 11, 2023 in Feinberg Pavilion Conference Center. Northwestern Alzheimer Day was established to showcase Alzheimer’s-related dementia and aging research conducted throughout Northwestern and to bring this information to the community. Attendees will have the opportunity to connect with community members and researchers over lunch and through the presentation of research posters.

2023 Schedule At-A-Glance


9:00 - 10:00 AM

Registration and Vendor Fair

10:00 - 10:30 AM

Welcome, State of the Center, and Duncan Prize

10:30 - 11:30 AM

Mendelson Lecture

 
“New Insights into Alzheimer's Disease: Will they give us new treatments?”

William Jagust, MD
Professor of Neuroscience and Public Health at University of California, Berkeley
Faculty Senior Scientist, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory

11:30 - 11:45 AM

Break

11:45 AM - 1:00 PM
Quality of Life Symposium

Sponsored by the Glen and Wendy Miller Family Foundation.

1:00 - 2:30 PM
Lunch, Research Poster Session, and Vendor Fair

Mendelson Lecture Speaker

Headshot of William Jagust

William Jagust, MD

Professor of Neuroscience and Public Health at University of California, Berkeley

Faculty Senior Scientist, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory

Alzheimer Day 2022

On May 5, 2022 we hosted our 28th Annual Alzheimer Day, returning to campus for the first time in three years. The keynote Mendelson Lecture was delivered by Lisa Barnes, PhD, professor of Neurological Sciences at Rush Medical College, who spoke about social and environmental factors that impact cognitive aging in racial and ethnic minority patients.

The day concluded with a celebration of 25th anniversary of the Glen and Wendy Miller Family Buddy Program, which matches first-year medical students with patients diagnosed with early Alzheimer’s disease or related illnesses. 

2022 Abstract Book

As a part of our annual event we featured the latest cognitive aging, dementia and neuroscience research at Northwestern University. 46 posters were selected to present. Learn more about these projects and the speakers at the event.

Download the 2022 Abstract Book

2022 Marie and Carl Duncan Prize in Memory Disorders Research

Congratulations to the 2022 winners of the Marie and Carl Duncan Prize in Memory Disorders Research:

  • Rachel Keszycki: Characterization of apathy-like behaviors and their relationship to Aβ pathology in5xFAD mice and Characterization of Distinct NeuropsychiatricTrajectoriesin FTLD-tauopathies
  • Allegra Kawles: Concordance between Neocortical Distribution of Pick’s Disease and the Salience of Distinct Dementia Phenotypes
Learn More About Their Projects

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