Southern California Alzheimer’s Disease Research Conference

 

The annual Southern California Alzheimer’s Disease Research Conference, now in partnership with Alzheimer’s Orange County and Alzheimer’s Association Orange County Chapter, shares the latest advances in research and care with the local community. Reaching a diverse audience of hundreds of clinicians, researchers, students, aging-services providers, and caregivers, the conference brings together internationally renowned experts on a unique theme each year to address our nation’s progress in the battle against Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias.

The 33rd annual conference, “Dementia across the lifespan,” was our first ever hybrid event and was held on Friday, September 9, 2022. Learn more at conference.mind.uci.edu.

Topics & Speakers:

33rd Annual Southern California Alzheimer’s Disease Research Conference
“Dementia across the lifespan”

  • Opening Remarks:
    Jim McAleer, MPA, Alzheimer’s Orange County | Deborah Levy, Alzheimer’s Association, Orange County Chapter | Joshua Grill, PhD, University of California, Irvine
  • Delving into Alzheimer’s disease in Down syndrome – how a lifespan approach can help (slides)
    Elizabeth Head, PhD, Professor, Vice Chair for Research, Pathology, University of California, Irvine
  • A Family Matter: Genetics and Alzheimer’s disease (slides)
    Jessica Langbaum, PhD, Co-Director, Alzheimer’s Prevention Initiative, Banner Alzheimer’s Institute
  • UCSF Care Ecosystem Program (slides)
    Katherine Possin, PhD, Associate Professor, Neurology, University of California, San Francisco, Weill Institute for Neurosciences, Memory and Aging Center
  • UCLA Alzheimer’s and Dementia Care Program (slides)
    Lee A. Jennings, MD, MSHS, Chief and Assistant Professor, University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center, Reynolds Section of Geriatric Medicine
  • Frontotemporal dementias: Clinical description and effort to develop treatments (slides)
    Peter Ljubenkov, MD, Assistant Professor, Neurology, University of California, San Francisco, Weill Institute for Neurosciences, Memory and Aging Center
  • Introducing LATE: An important underpinning of dementia in later life (slides)
    S. Ahmad Sajjadi, MD, PhD, Associate Professor, Neurology, Pathology, University of California, Irvine
  • Factors contributing to resistance and resilience in the aging population (slides)
    Prashanthi Vemuri, PhD, Professor, Radiology, Mayo Clinic
  • Caregiver Panel with Joshua Grill, PhD, University of California, Irvine (Moderator)
  • Closing Remarks
    Joshua Grill, PhD, University of California, Irvine

32nd Annual Southern California Alzheimer’s Disease Research Conference
“Alzheimer’s from all angles”

  • WELCOME: THE STATE OF DEMENTIA RESEARCH & CARE IN 2021: Joshua Grill, PhD, University of California, Irvine (Moderator) | Jim McAleer, MPA, Alzheimer’s Orange County
  • BLOOD TESTS FOR ALZHEIMER’S DISEASE: CLOSER BUT STILL NOT THERE (slides): Sid O’Bryant, PhD, University of North Texas
  • EXPLORING SEX DIFFERENCES & THE POSSIBILITY OF PROTECTIVE GENES: Dena Dubal, MD, PhD, University of California, San Francisco
  • VIRAL INFECTIONS & ALZHEIMER’S DISEASE (slides): Thomas Lane, PhD, University of California, Irvine
  • NEIGHBORHOOD DISPARITIES: HOW WHERE YOU LIVE MIGHT IMPACT YOUR BRAIN HEALTH (slides): Amy Kind, MD, PhD, University of Wisconsin
  • FUTURE FOCUSED: TREATMENT ADVANCEMENTS IN ALZHEIMER’S (slides): Gregory Jicha, MD, PhD, University of Kentucky

31st Annual Southern California Alzheimer’s Disease Research Conference
“tackling DEMENTIA with TECHNOLOGY”

30th Annual Southern California Alzheimer’s Disease Research Conference
“30 Years of Discovery: Hope on the Horizon”

29th Annual Southern California Alzheimer’s Disease Research Conference
“Trials Today, Treatments Tomorrow”

28th Annual Southern California Alzheimer’s Disease Research Conference
“The Elephant in the Room: Sensitive Subjects in Dementia Care”