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May 7, 2018 | All Day
Category: Conference
Location: 5221 Gullen Mall Detroit, MI 48202 Student Center Ballroom
Cost: FREE
Audience: Academic Staff, Alumni, Community, Current Graduate Students, Faculty

Don’t miss this wonderful opportunity to learn from and network with key researchers in the field!

Please register HERE by April 27, 2018

The Michigan Alzheimer's Disease Core Center is please to present our second annual Beyond Amlyoid research symposium with dynamic presentations on non-amlyoid contributions to brain dysfunction and neuronal cell death in Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias.

We are also currently accepting abstracts for consideration of poster presentations. Deadline is Thursday April 27, 2018. Anyone is allowed to submit an abstract. We are particularly interested in abstracts that are relevant to the ADCC’s overall theme: the nonamyloid contributions to brain dysfunction and neuronal cell death in Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias. If interested contact Vanessa Rorai at: CALL for Abstracts FLYER (PDF)


Breakfast and lunch will be provided.

7:30 am – Registration, Breakfast, Poster Session

8:30 am – Welcome & Opening Remarks
Peter Lichtenberg, PhD, ABPP, Dir. of Institute of Gerontology, WSU 

8:40 am – Introduction to MADCC
Henry Paulson, MD, PhD, Dir., Michigan Alzheimer’s Disease Center, U-M

8:45 am – KEYNOTE
Vascular Risk and AβInteraction: Reducing Cortical Thickness in AD Vulnerable Brain Regions
Charles DeCarli, MD, Dir. Alzheimer’s Disease Center, Univ. of California 

9:45 pm – Break

10:15 am – MADCC Scholar
US Race/Ethnic Minorities at High Cognitive Risk Use Less Healthcare Resources
Wassim Tarraf, PhD,  Asst.Professor, Dept.of Psychology & Institute of Gerontology, WSU

10:30 am – MADCC Scholar
Neural Correlates of Subjective Memory Impairment 
Jessica Damoiseaux, PhD Asst.Professor,Dept.of Psychology & Institute of Gerontology, WSU

10:45 am  – Featured Lecture
Innate Immune Activation Effects on Amyloid and Tau Pathology
Dave Morgan, PhD, Professor, Dept. of Translational Science & Molecular, Medicine, MSU College of Human Medicine

11:15 am – Lunch and Poster Session

1:00 pm – KEYNOTE
Air Pollution and its Effect on the Aging Brain
Caleb Finch, PhD, ARCO/William F. Kieschnick Professor of Neurobiology of Aging,
University of Southern California

2:00 pm – MADCC Scholar
Trends in Cognitive Functioning at Retirement Ages in the US
HwaJung Choi, PhD, Research Assistant Professor, Internal Medicine,
U-M Medical School

2:15 pm – Featured Lecture
Multiple Pollutant Exposures and Genetics in Aging Populations
Kelly Bakulski, PhD, Research Asst. Professor, School of Public Health, U-M

2:45 pm – Break

3:00 pm – MADCC Scholar
Tau and Protein Phosphatase 1 Interaction: Implications for Tau Toxicity
Benjamin Combs, PhD, Research Associate
Translational Science & Molecular Medicine, MSU

3:15 pm – Featured Lecture
Contributions of Biomarkers for Prediction of Alzheimers Disease Risk
John Woodard, PhD, Professor, Dept. of Psychology, WSU

3:45 pm – Closing Remarks, Poster Awards

For more information about this event, please contact Vanessa Rorai at 313-664-2604 or