About the conference

Health care professionals and students interested in collaboration and discussion on transformational care, research and therapeutics in Alzheimer’s disease are invited to the 2nd Annual South Texas Alzheimer’s Conference at the Briscoe Western Art Museum. The annual conference is presented by the Glenn Biggs Institute for Alzheimer's and Neurodegenerative Diseases in partnership with the Alzheimer's Association. The conference will begin with a public event and panel discussion on "New Hope for Treating and Preventing Alzheimer’s and other Dementias: Discoveries from Around the World" on Sunday, February 23 at UT Health San Antonio. All conference attendees are invited to register for the public event. Conference attendees are also encouraged to submit an abstract for a poster blitz competition on Monday, February 24 at the Briscoe Western Art Museum.

Themes

  • Alzheimer’s in the Hispanic Population
  • Precision Omics, Cognitive and Neuroimaging Approach to the Diagnosis, Prevention and Treatment of Dementia
  • Novel Approaches to the Care and Treatment of Patients and Care Partners Including Home Based Care

Event schedule

Pre-Conference Public Event and Opening Reception

3:00-5:30pm

Members of the community and conference attendees are invited to meet renowned experts in dementia care and hear a panel discussion on new therapies for Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias as part of the 2nd Annual South Texas Alzheimer’s Conference Public Event.

Featured Topic: “New Hope for Treating and Preventing Alzheimer’s and Other Dementias: Discoveries from Around the World”

Location

UT Health San Antonio Holly Auditorium, 7703 Floyd Curl Drive, San Antonio, TX 78229

Learn more

7:00-9:00pm

Opening Reception

All conference attendees are invited to attend the opening reception for dinner and presentations. 

“Cognitive Decline and Dementia in Hispanic Populations: What is Happening and Why?” – Hector M. González, Ph.D. 

“New Approaches to Care and Treatments for Alzheimer’s Disease” –Mercè Boada Rovira, M.D., Ph.D. 

“Novel Therapeutic Approaches to Prevent and Treat Taupathies” – Bess Frost, Ph.D.

Location to be announced.

Research Conference Day 1

7:00 am

Check-In  

Continental Breakfast 

7:50 am

Welcome and Opening Remarks 

Robert A. Hromas, M.D., FACP

Sudha Seshadri, M.D.

8:00 am

Scientific Session I 

Theme: Personalized Care and Prevention: Plenary and Talks

Chair: Luis Ignacio Brusco, M.D. 

Plenary: Jeffrey Kaye, M.D., Kristine Yaffe, M.D., Lenore J. Launer, Ph.D., M.Sc.

 “Caring for the Caregiver and Coping” – Carole White, Ph.D., R.N., and Laura Novak, OTR

“Carino en su Casa, Palliative Care” – Neela K. Patel, M.D., M.P.H., CMD

“Treatments for Atypical Dementias” – Paul E. SchulzM.D. 

“Sleep and Dementia” –Andrée-Ann Baril, Ph.D. 

10:45 am

Poster Viewing and Coffee 

11:15 am

Scientific Session II 

Theme: Dementia in Hispanic Populations: Research

Chairs: Jason Resendez and Kyriakos S. Markides, Ph.D. 

Plenary: Agustín Ruiz Laza, M.D., Ph.D., Gladys E. Maestre, M.D., Ph.D., Michel S. Naslavsky, Ph.D., Laura Morelli, Ph.D., M.Sc. 

1:00 pm

Lunch Buffet

2:00 pm

Scientific Session III

Theme: Mild Cognitive Impairment and Dementia Care and Research Around the World 

Plenary: Christopher ChenBA, BMBChMRCP, FAMS, FRCPE , Mary Ganguli, M.D., M.P.H., Carole Dufouil, Ph.D., RufuAkinyemiPh.D., M.Sc., MWACP, FMCP, Mario Masellis, M.Sc., M.D., Ph.D., FRCPC, Matthew Pase, Ph.D.    

4:30 pm

Poster Session and Blitz

6:00 pm

Panel Discussion: Collaborative and Cross Disciplinary Research-Career Opportunities 

7:00pm

Junior Researchers Dinner and Networking Event 

More information to be announced.

Research Conference Day 2

7:00 am

Check-In  

Continental Breakfast 

7:45 am

Welcome

8:00 am

Scientific Session IV

Theme: Imaging (MRI, OCT, OCTA) as a Tool to Explore Dementia Heterogeneity

“Emerging New Techniques in Brain Imaging-Exploring Functional MRI, BBB and novel PET Tracers” – Peter T. Fox, M.D.

“OCT/OCTA” – Saima Hilal, M.D., Ph.D.

“Amyloid, Tau PET Imaging” – Joseph C. MasdeuM.D., Ph.D.

“Early WM Changes” – Pauline Maillard, Ph.D. 

10:30 am

Poster Viewing and Coffee 

10:50 am

Scientific Session V

Theme: Genetics and Omics Approaches to Understanding Dementias

“Genetics of Alzheimer’s Disease” – Jean Charles Lambert, Ph.D. 

“Epigenetics and miRNA”- Hermona Soreq, Ph.D. 

1:00 pm

Lunch Buffet

2:00 pm

Scientific Session VI

Theme: Cognitive Phenotyping for Early Diagnosis and Differential Diagnosis

Chair: David Paydarfar, M.D. 

S. Marc Testa, Ph.D., ABPP 

Brian Downer, Ph.D. 

3:10 pm

Poster Viewing and Coffee 

3:30 pm

Scientific Session VII

Theme: Novel Approaches to Detection and Treatment of Dementias

Chair: Mitzi Gonzales, Ph.D., ABPP-CN 

Plenary: Sudha Seshadri, M.D.

Gregory A. JichaM.D., Ph.D., Miranda Orr, Ph.D., Thomas J. Anastasio, Ph.D., David Paydarfar, M.D. 

5:50 pm

Presentation of Best Poster and Travel Awards

Andrea Giuffrida, Ph.D. and Mrs. Ann Biggs

6:00 pm

Closing Remarks

End of Conference

Sponsors

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