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June 19, 2019 | All Day
Category: Special Event
Location: Michigan State University College of Human Medicine
15 Michigan Street Northeast
Grand Rapids, MI 49503
Cost: FREE
Audience: Academic Staff, Alumni, Current Graduate Students, Faculty

Join us for the Michigan Alzheimer's Disease Research Center's third annual Research Symposium. The Symposium will take place from 8:00am - 4:00pm at the MSU Secchia Center.

Abstract submissions for poster presentation are now open. Submit abstracts of 250 words or less to Erin Fox at eefox@med.umich.edu by June 1 to be considered. Studies of any topic relevant to Alzheimer's disease and related dementias are welcome.

Keynote speakers include Linda Van Eldick, PhD, Director of the University of Kentucky Alzheimer's Disease Center and Russell Swerdlow, MD, Director of the University of Kansas Alzheimer's Disease Center.

The symposium's agenda is as follows.

  • 8:00-8:45am Breakfast
  • 8:45-9:00am Introductions and welcome
  • 9:00-10:00am "Targeting Dysregulated Neuroinflammation in Alzheimer's Disease" by Linda Van Eldik, PhD, Director of the Sanders-Brown Center on Aging and Alzheimer's Disease Center, University of Kentucky
  • 10:00-10:30am Coffee break and poster viewing
  • 10:30-11:00am "Atypical Protein Isoforms Driving Neurodegeneration in Frontotemporal Dementia and ALS" by Sami Barmada, MD, PhD, University of Michigan Department of Neurology
  • 11:00-11:30am "Novel Approach for Early Identification of Cognitive Declines in African Americans" by Voyko Kavcic, PhD, Wayne State University Institute of Gerontology
  • 11:30am-12:00pm "Connecting Tau Conformations to Mechanisms of Toxicity" by Nicholas Kanaan
  • 12:00-1:30pm Lunch and poster viewing
  • 1:30-1:45pm "Exploring Brain Activity and Health Information Behavior to Enhance Self-Managment of Hypertension among African American Women" by Lenette M. Jones, PhD, ACNS-BC, RN, University of Michigan School of Nursing
  • 1:45-2:00pm "Culturally Responsive Care and Family Caregiving: Towards a Novel Intervention" by Sheria Robinson-Lane, PhD, RN, University of Michigan School of Nursing
  • 2:00-2:15pm "Regulation of Neurodegenerative Disease Protein Tau by Ubiquilin-2" by Julia Gerson, PhD, University of Michigan Department of Neurology
  • 2:15-2:30pm "Understanding Cognitive Health among Blacks" by DeAnnah Byrd, PhD, Wayne State University Institute of Gerontology
  • 2:30-3:00pm Coffee break and poster viewing
  • 3:00-4:00pm "Mitochondria and Mitochondrial Cascades in Alzheimer's Disease" by Russell Swerdlow, MD, Director of the University of Kansas Alzheimer's Disease Center
  • 4:30-6:30 Reception, networking, and announcement of poster winners at Grand Rapids Research Center

Parking is available at the MSU Trowbridge lot located at 544 Monroe St NW (right by the Speak EZ restaurant, entering off of Trowbridge St). This is an 8 minute walk to the Secchia Center. Limited parking is also available on-site at the MSU Secchia Center for $20/day.

Nearby hotel accomodations are listed below:

  • Holiday Inn, 310 Pearl St NW, 49504
  • Hilton Homewood Suites, 161 Ottawa Ave NW, 49503
  • Hampton Inn, 433 Dudley Place NE, 49503
  • Amway Grand, 187 Monroe Ave NW, 49503
  • Hilton Embassy Suites, 710 Monroe Ave NW, 49503

If you have any questions, please contact Erin Fox at eefox@med.umich.edu.

For more information about this event, please contact Erin Fox at 734-936-8803 or eefox@med.umich.edu.