South Texas Alzheimer’s Conference Public Event

Event Date & Time

February 23, 2020 at 3:00pm-5:30pm


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

Event Details:

Dedicated to transforming dementia care for patients and their families, the Biggs Institute, in partnership with the Alzheimer's Association, present the South Texas Alzheimer’s Conference Public Event for members of the community to come together for an afternoon of support and discovery surrounding Alzheimer's disease.

At this Free Special Event, Attendees will:

  • Talk to leading physicians and researchers about your questions on dementia care and research.
  • Be connected to innovative clinical trials and talk to the clinical team members leading the trials.
  • Hear the latest discoveries from the region's first brain bank and learn what this research means for the future of dementia care.
  • Hear a bilingual panel discussion with world-renowned experts on new therapies being offered all around the world.
  • Learn about local resources and social events for individuals with dementia and their caregivers.

Schedule of Events

3:00pm | Welcome and Opening Remarks
3:10pm | Panel Discussion on "New Hope for Treating and Preventing Alzheimer's and Other Dementias: Discoveries from Around the World" Moderated by David Martin Davies from Texas Public Radio's "The Source"
4:30pm | Meet the Experts in Dementia Care Tables and Closing Reception

Registration and parking are free. Handicapped parking and shuttle transportation from the parking lot to the event building will be available.

For questions or to register by phone, call Jeremy Powley 210-567-9212

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About the Speaker(s)

Sudha Seshadri, M.D.

Founding Director of the Glenn Biggs Institute for Alzheimer's and Neurodegenerative Diseases

Dr. Seshadri's research focuses on Alzheimer’s disease, dementia and the genetics of stroke and vascular brain injury.

Luis Ignacio Brusco, M.D.

Director of the Alzheimer’s Centre and the Neuropsychiatry and Behavioral Neurology Center at the University of Buenos Aires

President of the Argentine Alzheimer’s Association

Angelica Davila, M.D.

Geriatrician at UT Health Physicians

Gregory A. Jicha, M.D., Ph.D.

Professor at Sanders-Brown Center on Aging at the University of Kentucky and also serves on the Clinical Task Force and Steering Committee for the National Institute of Aging Alzheimer’s Disease Center Program

Dr. Jicha's current research interests are in the areas of preclinical disease states, mild cognitive impairment, vascular contributions to dementia and clinical trials of disease modifying therapies for degenerative dementias.

Jeffrey Kaye, M.D.

Professor of Neurology and Biomedical Engineering at Oregon Health and Science University and Director of the NIA - Layton Oregon Aging and Alzheimer's Disease Research Center and the Oregon Center for Aging and Technology

Dr. Kaye’s long-standing research focus has been to advance methods to sustain healthy brain aging and treat dementia.

Gladys E. Maestre, M.D., Ph.D.

Director of the Alzheimer’s Center at The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley

Jason Resendez

Chief of Staff of UsAgainstAlzheimer’s and Executive Director of the LatinosAgainstAlzheimer’s Coalition

On behalf of UsAgainstAlzheimer’s, Mr. Resendez works with researchers, policymakers, industry leaders and community-based organizations to develop research and policy solutions to address disparities in Alzheimer’s disease impacting the Latino community.

Mercè Boada Rovira, M.D., Ph.D.

Founder and Medical Director of Fundació ACE  - Barcelona Alzheimer Treatment & Research Center

Dr. Boada's research focuses on diagnosis, pharmacologic and non-pharmacologic treatment for Alzheimer's and other dementias and basic, social, bioethical and legal research applied to the welfare and protection of people suffering dementia and their caregivers.

Carole White, Ph.D., RN

Director of the UT Health San Antonio Caring for the Caregiver Program