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Alzheimer’s Association and ISTAART-hosted events

Alzheimer’s Association and ISTAART-hosted events

Alzheimer’s Association and ISTAART-hosted events – Save the date and register for the below upcoming webinars and events:

Neuroimaging PIA webinar series
The Neuroimaging Professional Interest Area (PIA) will host several webinars and educational presentations in the coming months.

Research Update: Imaging TDP-43
Thursday, October 15, 9 – 10:15 am CDT
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Educational Session Neuroimaging of ADRD: In Vivo Imaging versus Neuropathology
Thursday, October 22, 9 – 10:30 am CDT
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Research Update: Race/Ethnicity and Sex/Gender in Neuroimaging Studies
Thursday, November 19, 9 – 10:15 am CDT
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ISTAART Journal Club: Meet the Author
ISTAART Journal Club: Meet the Author is a webinar series designed to share updates on the latest advances in dementia science, and to showcase rising stars in research and science communication. Each webinar is led by an early-career researcher, who will present a paper that has wide relevance to dementia researchers before moderating a Q&A with authors of the paper.

Wednesday, October 14, 10 a.m. CDT
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Naiara Demntiz will lead a conversation with Gill Livingston and Naaheed Mukadam about the paper Dementia prevention, intervention and care: 2020 report of the Lancet Commission, published in the August 8, 2020 issue of Lancet.

Mariana Luciano de Almeida will lead a conversation with Anna Marseglia and Weili Xu about the paper Can active life mitigate the impact of diabetes on dementia and brain aging?, published in the August 2020 issue of Alzheimer’s and Dementia.


Multidomain Interventions in Dementia Prevention: Recent Successes and Disappointments
Hosted by the Nutrition, Metabolism and Dementia PIA
Tuesday, October 20, 10 a.m. CDT
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Three recent clinical trials (FINGER, PREDIVA, MAPT) included nutrition as part of the multidomain intervention. Results were mixed. The presentation will include aspects of the trial design and findings as well as some attempts to explain a few of the potential reasons of discrepant results.


Ask the Editors – A&D, TRCI and DADM
Wednesday, October 21, 9 a.m. CDT
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Join us for a session to ask the editors. Topics in the webinar include areas of priority for the journals, considerations for those submitting manuscripts, tips for reviews and more.


Vascular Contributions to Cognitive Impairment and Dementia: Debating the Past and Shaping the Future of Dementia Research
Hosted by the Vascular Cognitive Disorders PIA
Wednesday, October 21, 11 a.m. CDT
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The goal of this webinar is to have a productive conversation with early career-researchers about the future of research in the field, taking into account current scientific evidence, key limitations, and main questions to be addressed for the future.


The Forgotten Utility of Case Studies: Examining Non-pharmacologic Interventions in Individuals with ADRD
Hosted by the Nonpharmacological Interventions PIA
Tuesday, October 27, 11 a.m. CDT
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While the move toward evaluating treatment effects with ever larger sample sizes comes with many benefits, those with less common types of AD often fail to meet inclusion criteria and lack the “numbers” to justify a full scale trial. The purpose of this session is to embrace the robust history of intervening for, and learning from, individual cases and case series.


AAIC Neuroscience Next
November 9-10, 2020
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Alzheimer’s Association International Conference® (AAIC®) Neuroscience Next is a global, virtual conference that showcases the work of students and early career investigators in cognitive, computational, behavioral, and other areas of neuroscience research. AAIC Neuroscience Next is free of charge for all attendees.


APOE4, Diet and the Brain
Hosted by the Nutrition, Metabolism and Dementia PIA
Tuesday, November 17, 10 a.m. CDT
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APOE4 induces systemic changes to glucose and lipid metabolism throughout the lifespan that affect brain functions. Understanding these changes is key to designing dietary interventions for the prevention of cognitive decline in older APOE4 carriers.


What Can you Gain from GAAIN: Overview & Case Specific Applications
Thursday, December 17, 11 a.m. CDT
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How can you gain from GAAIN? Hear from Dr. Arthur Toga about the latest updates on the Global Alzheimer’s Association Interactive Network (GAAIN) and from Dr. Swati Rane and Dr. Feng Cheng on how GAAIN played a critical role in advancing their research, helping to answer specific research questions. Join this discussion to see how you can use GAAIN to meet your research needs, including discovering trends in existing Alzheimer’s disease and dementia data.


Other events:

Meet HABS (Harvard Aging Brain Study)
Tuesday, October 20, 1 p.m. CDT
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The “meet the scientists” webinar series will host teams of investigators working to end Alzheimer’s and other dementias. It will provide an opportunity for junior investigators to learn about the exciting research these teams are doing, as well as potential career opportunities available. Webinars will be moderated by Dr. Yakeel T. Quiroz. The first team to be hosted is HABS. Co-PIs include: Drs. Reisa Sperling and Keith Johnson.

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