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.

Topics

  • Alzheimer’s in the Hispanic Population
  • Personalized and Precision Approaches to Dementia Prevention, Diagnosis and Care

Questions? Contact BiggsInstitute@UTHealthSA.org

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Registration is now open for the inaugural South Texas Alzheimer’s Conference.

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Call for abstracts

Conference attendees are invited to submit their poster abstract for a poster presentation and poster blitz competition. Poster prizes will be awarded.

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Agenda

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”

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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

Plenary Speakers

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

Conference Speakers

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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