Inaugural South Texas Alzheimer’s ConferenceApril 5, 2019
The Inaugural South Texas Alzheimer’s Conference
The inaugural conference was held February 24-26, 2019. The conference consisted of a public community event and a two-day research conference for health care professionals and students.
Dialogue on Dementia at the Tobin Center
The free community event featured renowned physicians and scientists for a presentation and panel discussion on the role of sleep, stress, diet and exercise on Alzheimer’s disease.
Featured speakers included: Sudha Seshadri, M.D., founding director of the Glenn Biggs Institute for Alzheimer’s and Neurodegenerative Diseases, William Henrich, M.D., MACP, president of UT Health San Antonio, Maria Carrillo, Ph.D., chief science officer of the Alzheimer’s Association, Gladys Maestre, M.D., Ph.D., director of the Alzheimer’s Center at The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley, Kenneth Kosik, M.D., co-director of the Neuroscience Research Institute at the University of California Santa Barbara, Nikolaos Scarmeas, M.D., M.S., research scientist at Columbia University, and Alan L. Peterson, Ph.D., ABPP,chief of division of Behavioral Medicine at UT Health San Antonio.
South Texas Alzheimer’s Conference at the Wyndham Garden Riverwalk Hotel
The two-day research conference included collaboration and discussion on transformational care, research and therapeutics in Alzheimer’s disease. Topics concentrated on Alzheimer’s in the Hispanic population and personalized and precision approaches to dementia prevention, diagnosis and care.