Michigan Alzheimer’s Disease Research Center: Beyond Amyloid Research Symposium

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May 19, 2023
All Day
5221 Gullen Mall Detroit, MI 48202 Student CenterBallroom
Event category: Conference

Please join us for the

Michigan Alzheimer’s Disease Research Center’s
7th Annual
Beyond Amyloid Research Symposium

Friday, May 19, 2023
8:30 am - 4:30 pm

Wayne State University,
Student Center Ballroom, Floor 2
5221 Gullen Mall, Detroit, MI 48202

Parking Information:
Symposium attendees are responsible for locating parking and for all associated parking costs. Parking structure #5 (5501 Anthony Wayne Drive) is the closest to the event. Cost is $12, credit card only.

Registration is required at michmed.org/QRRZY


Now accepting abstracts!

Studies of any topic relevant to Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias are welcome. Please submit abstracts of 250 words or less by Friday, April 28 within the Eventbrite registration platform.

8:30 am Breakfast, Registration and Poster Set-up

9:00 am Welcome Peter Lichtenberg, PhD, Director, Institute of Gerontology, Wayne State University

9:05 am An Update on the Michigan ADRC
Henry Paulson, MD, PhD, Director, Michigan Alzheimer’s Disease Center

9:15 am Keynote Presentation
Understanding Vascular Contributions to Cognitive Impairment and Dementia (VCID) through Forward and Backward Translation
Donna Wilcock, PhD, Robert P. and Mildred A. Moores Endowed Chair in Alzheimer’s Disease, Sanders-Brown Center on Aging, University of Kentucky

11:00 am Keynote Presentation
Changes in Brain and Cognition During the Preclinical Phase of Alzheimer’s Disease: Findings from the Wisconsin Registry for Alzheimer’s Prevention (WRAP)
Sterling Johnson, PhD, Jean R. Finley Professor of Geriatrics and Dementia, Department of Medicine, Geriatrics and Gerontology Division, University of Wisconsin

11:45 am
Neuroplasticity in Aging: Effects of Cognitive Training and Neuromodulation
Alexandru Iordan, PhD, University of Michigan 12:05 p.m. Lunch and Poster Viewing

1:15 pm Keynote Presentation
ADRD Disparities and their Impact on Distal Healthcare Outcomes
Wassim Tarraf, PhD, Associate Professor, Institute of Gerontology and Department of Healthcare Sciences, Wayne State University

2:00 pm
Bugs, Blood, and Brains: Plasma-derived Bacterial Extracellular Vesicles and their Potential Roles in Alzheimer's Disease and Related Dementias
Kelly DuBois, PhD, Michigan State University

2:20 pm Coffee Break and Poster Viewing

3:00 pm
Discrimination of Healthy Controls and Patients with Mild Cognitive Impairment based on Resting-State EEG
Tongtong Li, PhD, Michigan State University

3:20 pm
Discovery of a Novel Endomembrane Recycling Pathway Critical for Synaptic Function
Pilar Rivero-Rios, PhD, University of Michigan 3:40 p.m. Metals Exposure, Dementia, and Longitudinal Trajectories of Cognition, Functioning, and Neuropsychiatric Symptoms Xin Wang, Ph.D., M.P.H. – University of Michigan

4:00 pm
Closing Remarks and Poster Awards

Wayne State University is an Age-friendly University

May 2023