Join us for the inaugural South Texas Alzheimer’s Conference

The Glenn Biggs Institute for Alzheimer’s & Neurodegenerative Diseases at UT Health San Antonio, in partnership with the Alzheimer’s Association and the University of Texas Rio Grande Valley School of Medicine, invite you to the South Texas Alzheimer’s Conference for collaboration and discussion on transformational care, research and therapeutics in Alzheimer’s disease.

Registration opening soon!

Questions? Contact us at BiggsInstitute@UTHealthSA.org

Topics

Alzheimer’s in the Hispanic Population

Personalized and Precision Approaches to Dementia Prevention, Diagnosis and Care

Agenda

Sunday, February 24

Pre-Conference Community Event

Protecting your Brain from Alzheimer’s Disease: A Panel Discussion on the Role of Sleep, Stress, Diet and Exercise

Sign up for information on our community event

Monday, February 25

“Alzheimer’s in Hispanic Populations”

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”

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

  • Careers in Neurodegeneration and Alzheimer’s Disease

    Poster Blitz and Panel Discussion

    for UT Health San Antonio students and faculty

    Monday, February 25

    5:30-7:00 pm

    Academic Learning and Teaching Center, UT Health San Antonio

    Students and faculty of UT Health San Antonio are invited to join the Biggs Institute for a panel discussion on careers in neurodegeneration and Alzheimer’s disease with nationally renowned experts in dementia.

    All junior scientists, postdocs, fellows and graduate students are invited to submit their poster abstract for a Poster Presentation and Poster Blitz competition. Ten junior scientists will be invited to give five minute presentations.

    Reception and networking to follow panel discussion.

    Submit abstract form

Plenary Speakers

Sudha Seshadri, M.D., D.M.

Founding Director of the Glenn Biggs Institute for Alzheimer’s & Neurodegenerative Diseases at UT Health San Antonio

Ronald Petersen, M.D., Ph.D.

Director of the Mayo Clinic Alzheimer’s Disease Research Center and the Mayo Clinic Study of Aging

Mary Ganguli, M.D., M.P.H., FRCP (C)

Professor of Psychiatry, Neurology and Epidemiology at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine and Graduate School of Public Health

Hector Gonzalez, Ph.D.

Associate Professor in the Department of Neurosciences and Shiley-Marcos Alzheimer’s Disease Research Center at the University of California, San Diego School of Medicine

Conference Speakers

William Henrich, M.D.

President of UT Health San Antonio

Maria Carillo, Ph.D.

Chief Science Officer of the Alzheimer’s Association

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

Director of the Memory Disorders Center at the University of Texas at the Rio Grande Valley

Jim Ray, Ph.D.

Director of the Neurodegeneration Consortium (NDC) at MD Anderson

Richard Gibbs, Ph.D.

Director of the Human Genome Sequencing Center at Baylor College of Medicine

Jenny Hsieh, Ph.D.

Director of the Brain Health Consortium at the University of Texas at San Antonio

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

Marc Diamond, M.D.

Director of the Center for Alzheimer’s and Neurodegenerative Diseases at UT Southwestern Medical Center

Lisa Schulman, M.D.

Director of the Parkinson’s Disease and Movement Disorders Center at the University of Maryland

Suzana Petanceska, Ph.D.

Program Officer of the Division of Nueroscience at the National Institute on Aging (NIA)

Dallas Anderson, Ph.D., M.P.H.

Program Officer of the Division of Neuroscience at the National Institute on Aging (NIA)

Claudia Moy, Ph.D.

Program Director of the Division of Clinical Research at the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke of the National Institutes of Health (NIH)

Rakez Kayed, Ph.D.

Professor at the Mitchell Center for Neurodegenerative Diseases at the University of Texas Medical Branch

Denise C. Park, Ph.D.

Director of Research at the Center for Vital Longevity at UT Dallas

Joshua Shulman, M.D., Ph.D.

Principal Investigator of Laboratory for Integrative Functional Genomics at Baylor College of Medicine

Charles DeCarli, M.D.

Director of the Alzheimer’s Disease Center at the University of California

Eric Boerwinkle, Ph.D.

Dean of Public Health at UT Health at Houston

Joseph Lee, Dr.P.H.

Professor at Columbia University Medical Center

David Glahn, Ph.D.

Professor of Psychiatry and Psychology at Yale School of Medicine

George Perry, Ph.D.

Dean of the College of Sciences at the University of Texas at San Antonio

Nicolas Musi, M.D.

Director of the Barshop Institute for Longevity and Aging Studies at UT Health San Antonio

Neela Patel, M.D., M.P.H, CMD

Chief of the Division of Geriatrics and Palliative Care at UT Health San Antonio

Bess Frost, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor at the Barshop Institute for Longevity and Aging Studies at UT Health San Antonio

Carole White, Ph.D., RN

Director of the Caring for the Caregiver program at UT Health San Antonio

Partnerships

In support of the study of Alzheimer’s disease, the conference will be held in promotion of collaboration with the Alzheimer’s Association and the University of Texas Rio Grande Valley School of Medicine Rio Grande Valley Alzheimer´s Disease Resource Center for Minority Aging (AD-RCMAR): Partnership for Progress.