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Wednesday, November 7, 2018

"Dementia: perspectives, progress and promise"

Guest Speakers: Amy Borenstein, PhD and Pamela Maher, PhD


Dr. Borenstein is Professor of Epidemiology at UC-San Diego. Dr. Borenstein's talk is titled "Why dementia is the next global epidemic and what can be done about it".  Dr. Borenstein will describe dementia and its major subtypes as well as the most important risk factors for dementia and Alzheimer's disease. She also will discuss ongoing trials of antibodies against the Alzheimer protein beta-amyloid as well as lifestyle changes that may delay the onset of the disease to later ages.

Dr. Maher is a Senior Staff Scientist at The Salk Institute. Dr. Maher will discuss the rationale behind the Salk Institute's approach to the development of novel therapeutics for the treatment of AD. She will provide examples of the use of this approach, and summarize where research is right now and what she hopes to accomplish in the future.



11:30am -12:00pm Registration/Social Time

12:00pm - 1:30pm Lecture Luncheon




La Jolla Country Club


Business casual, no jeans


All registrations are online and required by OCT 31. We are unable to accommodate last minute attendance or walk-ins as seating is limited. No tickets will be mailed. Your name will be held at the check-in table. Registration is not complete until payment is received.  You may choose to pay with credit card or check when registering online. (Please note: we've gone GREEN and no longer mail invitations and reservation cards.)



About Dr. Amy Borenstein:

Dr. Borenstein is Professor of Epidemiology at UC-San Diego and Professor Emerita of Epidemiology at the University of South Florida. Since 1984, she has focused on risk factors for Alzheimer's disease and on the cross-cultural application of dementia research to diverse populations. Her current research uses a life course approach to study risk factors, early detection and prevention of Alzheimer's disease and related dementias, particularly as these relate to brain reserve as a protective mechanism for the expression of Alzheimer brain pathology. Dr. Borenstein recently published a book, Alzheimer's Disease: Life Course Perspectives on Risk Reduction (Elsevier Academic Press, 2016), in which she and her co-author, James Mortimer, discuss the causes of Alzheimer's and ways in which prevention can be accomplished.

About Dr. Pamela Maher:

Dr. Maher received her BSc from McGill University in Montreal, Quebec and her PhD from the University of British Columbia in Vancouver, British Columbia. She is currently a Senior Staff Scientist at The Salk Institute in La Jolla, CA. Her research interests include the characterization and development of natural products for the treatment of acute and chronic neurological disorders such as Alzheimer's disease. In addition, she studies models and mechanisms of neuroprotection in neurodegenerative diseases.



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