Join us for the inaugural South Texas Alzheimer’s Conference
All health care professionals and students interested in collaboration and discussion on transformational care, research and therapeutics in Alzheimer’s disease are invited to the inaugural South Texas Alzheimer’s Conference.
The conference will be hosted by Glenn Biggs Institute for Alzheimer’s & Neurodegenerative Diseases, in collaboration with the Alzheimer’s Association, the University of Texas at San Antonio and the University of Texas Rio Grande Valley to address Alzheimer’s disease approaching the status of a public health crisis.
Of any other demographic, the Hispanic population is projected to see the most growth in developing the disease. Despite the higher risk rates, there is less research being done within the Hispanic community.
Dedicated to serving the community of South Texas, the Biggs Institute’s inaugural conference will focus on the themes of Alzheimer’s disease in the Hispanic population and personalized and precision approaches to dementia prevention, diagnosis and care.
- Alzheimer’s in the Hispanic Population
- Personalized and Precision Approaches to Dementia Prevention, Diagnosis and Care
Questions? Contact BiggsInstitute@UTHealthSA.org
Sunday, February 24
Pre-Conference Community Event
At the Tobin Center
Conference attendees are invited to attend our community event: “Dialogue on Dementia at the Tobin Center”
Featured topic: “Protecting your Brain from Alzheimer’s Disease: A Panel Discussion on the Role of Sleep, Stress, Diet and Exercise”
Monday, February 25
“Alzheimer’s in Hispanic Populations”
At the Wyndham Garden San Antonio Riverwalk Hotel
Plenary Session I
Prediction and Prevention of Dementia: Focus on Hispanic Populations
Round Table I: Brain Health in Hispanic Populations
Plenary Session II
Comprehensive Care in Neurodegenerative Diseases
Tuesday, February 26
“Precision Medicine and Genomic Approaches”
At the Wyndham Garden San Antonio Riverwalk Hotel
Plenary Session III
Cutting Edge and Novel Therapeutic Paradigms
Precision Medicine, Genomics and Neuroimaging
Round Table II: Connecting the Dots-Framework for Connecting Datasets and Research Globally
Eric Boerwinkle, Ph.D.
Dean of Public Health at UT Health at Houston
Charles DeCarli, M.D.
Director of the Alzheimer’s Disease Center at the University of California
Mary Ganguli, M.D., M.P.H., FRCP (C)
Professor of Psychiatry, Neurology and Epidemiology at the University of Pittsburgh
Hector Gonzalez, Ph.D.
Associate Professor in the Department of Neurosciences and Shiley-Marcos Alzheimer’s Disease Research Center at the University of California at San Diego
Ronald Petersen, M.D., Ph.D.
Director of the Mayo Clinic Alzheimer’s Disease Research Center and the Mayo Clinic Study of Aging
Sudha Seshadri, M.D., D.M.
Founding Director of the Glenn Biggs Institute for Alzheimer’s and Neurodegenerative Diseases at UT Health San Antonio
William Henrich, M.D.
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
Alexa Beiser, Ph.D.
Professor at Boston University
C. Munro Cullum, Ph.D.
Clinical Neuropsychologist at UT Southwestern Medical Center
Peter T. Fox, M.D.
Director of the Research Imaging Institute at UT Health San Antonio
Myriam Fornage, Ph.D.
Professor at the Center for Human Genetics at UT Health at Houston
Bess Frost, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor at the Barshop Institute for Longevity and Aging Studies at UT Health San Antonio
Richard Gibbs, Ph.D.
Director of the Human Genome Sequencing Center at Baylor College of Medicine
David Glahn, Ph.D.
Professor of Psychiatry and Psychology at Yale School of Medicine
John Hart, M.D.
Professor at UT Southwestern Medical Center
Maya Henry, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor in the Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders at The University of Texas at Austin
Robert A. Hromas, M.D., FACP
Dean of the Joe R. & Teresa Lozano Long School of Medicine at UT Health San Antonio and Vice President of the University for Medical Affairs
Jenny Hsieh, Ph.D.
Director of the Brain Health Consortium at The University of Texas at San Antonio
Mohammad Arfan Ikram, M.D., Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Neuroepidemiology at the Erasmus MC University Medical Center
Rakez Kayed, Ph.D.
Professor at the Mitchell Center for Neurodegenerative Diseases at the University of Texas Medical Branch
Lenore J. Launer, Ph.D.
Laboratory Chief at the National Institute on Aging
Joseph Lee, Dr.P.H.
Professor at Columbia University Medical Center
Joseph C. Masdeu, M.D., Ph.D.
Director of Houston Methodist Nantz National Alzheimer’s Center and Neuroimaging
Marilyn Miller, Ph.D.
Program Officer at the Division of Neuroscience at the National Institute on Aging
Sid O’Bryant, Ph.D.
Professor of Pharmacology and Neuroscience at UNT Health Science Center
Miranda Orr, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor at UT Health San Antonio
Denise C. Park, Ph.D.
Director of Research at the Center for Vital Longevity at UT Dallas
Alan L. Peterson, Ph.D., ABPP
Chief Division of Behavioral Medicine at UT Health San Antonio
Mary Ellen Quiceno, M.D., FAAN
Associate Professor at the University of North Texas Health Science Center and Associate Professor of Medical Education at the Texas Christian University School of Medicine
Jim Ray, Ph.D.
Director of the Neurodegeneration Consortium (NDC) at MD Anderson
Joshua Shulman, M.D., Ph.D.
Principal Investigator of Laboratory for Integrative Functional Genomics at Baylor College of Medicine
Lisa Shulman, M.D.
Director of the Parkinson’s Disease and Movement Disorders Center at the University of Maryland
Nikolaos Scarmeas, M.D., M.S.
Adjunct Associate Research Scientist at Columbia University
Paul E. Schulz, M.D.
Director of the Neurocognitive Disorders Center at UT Health at Houston
Giulio Taglialatela, Ph.D.
Vice Chair for Research at the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston and Director of the Mitchell Center for Neurodegenerative Diseases
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