The 27th Annual Alzheimer Day will take place virtually on Thursday, May 6th, 2021. Stay tuned for more details!
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 again 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.
Our 2020 Event
Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, the 26th Annual Alzheimer Day was hosted online. Although we would prefer to host the event in person, the virtual format of the event made it more accessible for new and out-of-state people to join the webinar and learn about research discoveries.
2021 Call for Abstracts
Northwestern University faculty and staff members conducting research in aging, Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias, as well as related neurosciences, are invited to participate in the 27th Annual Alzheimer Day, which will be hosted online this year.