Events

June 20, 2017
Join us for this AlzTalk Lecture event, on Tuesday, June 20th, 2017 from 6:30pm - 8:30pm at the Willowbend Country Club (305 Quinaquisset Ave, Mashpee MA) The event is sponsored by the Alzheimer's Association MA/NH and features Dr. Jonathan Jackson of Massachusetts General Hospital. Dr. Jackson will discuss aging and Alzheimer's disease, with a focus on the current research findings in early detection and diagnosis of Alzheimer's disease. He will also mention upcoming clinical trials that aim to prevent Alzheimer's disease before symptoms occur. This event is free and open to the public. Registration and more information can be found here.    
June 17, 2017
The Forget Me Not play raises awareness for Alzheimer's Disease by focusing on one African-American family's struggle with the disease, through comedy and relatability. The play covers the ramifications of the disease's impact and effect on the members of the family, as they try to cope with their father's diagnosis. You can see the play in Boston on Saturday, June 17th, 2017 at Hibernian Hall, 184 Dudley Street, Boston MA 02119.  To learn more about the play, the cast, and the playwright Garrett Davis, please visit the Forget Me Not website.    
June 15, 2017 to June 17, 2017
Join members of the Harvard Medical School faculty for a 3-day conference on cutting-edge clinical interventions for patients recovering from stroke, traumatic brain injury (TBI) and related central nervous system (CNS) trauma. The conference will include plenary lectures, breakout sessions and interactive case-based workshops on state-of-the-art, evidence-based apporaches to neurorehabilitation, and continuing education credits will be offered to physicians, physicial therapists, speech-language pathologists and occupational therapists. Speakers at the 3-day event will include Dr. Brad Dickerson and Dr. Jonathan Jackson from our Center! More information about the conference may be found at http://neurorehab.hmscme.com/venue. A conference flyer is also attached.   CONTACT Harvard Medical School office of External Education Tel:  617-384-8600 Email:  CEPrograms@hms.harvard.edu  
June 10, 2017
On Saturday, June 10, 2017 from 12pm – 2:30pm at the Hibernian Hall, 184 Dudley Street, Boston, MA 02119, the Massachusetts Alzheimer’s Disease Research Center (MADRC) and the Center for Alzheimer Research and Treatment (CART) will host an educational series called Dine & Learn, in partnership with The Bass of Boston WZBR. This free luncheon and workshop is for anyone who has loved ones with Alzheimer’s disease or dementia. The workshop is open to family members, caregivers, health advocates and community members. Topics will include: What is memory? When is memory normal vs. not normal? What is Alzheimer’s disease and is it different from normal aging? What can I do to prevent Alzheimer’s disease and can research really benefit me? There is no cost to attend; however, registration is required and can be completed by calling The Bass of Boston Radio at 617-238-7105, going online at www.TheBassradio.com, or emailing Dineandlearn@gmail.com.  
May 17, 2017
Join more than 700 elder care professionals at the largest conference on dementia in New England at the Alzheimer's Association (MA/NH Chapter)'s annual "A Map Through the Maze" conference! The keynote speaker for this year's event is Dr. Brad Dickerson -- the Director of the MGH Frontotemporal Disorders Unit, and he will speaking on 'Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders:  The Importance of Making an Early Diagnosis'. More information regarding the conference may be found at www.alzmass.org/map   CONTACT Alzheimer's Association (MA/NH Chapter) Tel:  617-868-6718
May 11, 2017
The Alzheimer’s Association MA/NH chapter presents the 2017 Alzheimer’s Advocacy Day on Thursday, May 11th at the Massachusetts State House Hall of Flags, 24 Beacon St., Boston, MA 02133. Come advocate for Alzheimer’s-related legislation, which seeks to improve treatment and services for those with Alzheimer’s and dementia. The doors open at 10 am, and the day begins at 10:30 am. The event is free and open to the public. Come join us for this important cause!
April 26, 2017
Join us for a evening of music on Wednesday April 26, 2017, 7PM at the beautiful Coolidge Corner Theater in Brookline MA Remember When is a musical fundraiser to benefit Cure Alzheimer's Fund and build awareness of the power of music in the treatment of Alzheimer's disease. Speical Pre-show talk by Dr. Rudolph Tanzi, Vice-Chair of Neurology and Director of the Genetics and Aging Research Unit at Massachusetts General Hospital, who will be talking about recent advancements in research and the power of music in treating Alzheimer's disease.  To learn more about the event, the artists and the show visit their website at: https://mamiddle.wixsite.com/rememberwhen or email them at: remember-when@outlook.com  
April 26, 2017
Join us for a talk on 'Transcriptomic Changes of Astrocytes in Alzheimer's Disease" by Alberto Serrano-Pozo, MD, PhD, at MIND on Wednesday, April 26, 2017 at 11am!  Dr. Serrano-Pozo is our incoming MGH Clinical Fellow in Dementia, and the event will include an Alzheimer's Association check presentation ceremony for Dr. Serrano-Pozo in honor of a grant award that he will be receiving from the Alzheimer's Association!   CONTACT
Liang Yap Tel:  617-726-3987 Email:  lyap@partners.org
April 24, 2017
As part of the Taste in Science's outreach and communication festival, our own Dr. Sarah Hopp of the Hyman Lab will be presenting a talk on how microglia (the resident immune cells of the brain) undergo changes in aging and dysfunction in Alzheimer's disease from 7-9pm on Monday, April 24, 2017. Come join us! Tickets may be purchased at: https://tasteofscience.org/bos-events/brain-power For more information on Taste of Science events, do check out https://tasteofscience.org/boston/
April 22, 2017
Members of the public are invited to a day-long symposium on promoting brain health, preventing brain disease and the restoration of brain function after injury.  The symposium is organized by the MGH's Departments of Neurology, Neurosurgery, Psychiatry and Anesthesia, Critical Care & Pain Medicine. Speakers will include Dr. Rudy Tanzi, Dr. Brad Dickerson, Dr. Reisa Sperling and colleagues from the MGH's Department of Neurology. A preliminary copy of the symposium's agenda is attached. To learn more about the event and to register, please click on http://events.r20.constantcontact.com/register/event?oeidk=a07ee1ialfm22020aa9&llr=4pxhl4lab   CONTACT Sofia DiStefano Tel:  617-726-4881 Email:  sdistefano1@mgh.harvard.edu  
April 22, 2017
Join the Boston chapter of the Michael J Fox foundation on Saturday, April 22 from 11 AM – 12:30 PM at The Lavine Civic Forum at City Year, Inc in Boston, MA to discuss and raise awareness of Parkinson's disease. The event consists of a panel discussion with a young PD patient, a movement disorder specialist, a physical therapist, and a non-traditional therapist. Light breakfast is included, and registration is free. To register, please visit https://www.youngvoicespd.com/. To learn more about the panel, please visit https://www.youngvoicespd.com/about.  
April 21, 2017
The American Academy of Neurology (AAN) will be hosting a free, 1-day Brain Health Fair on Friday, April 21, 2017 (10am -4pm) for patients, caregivers and families to learn more about the brain and participate in family-friendly activities.  Our own Dr. Teresa Gomez-Isla will present a talk on 'The Challenges of Alzheimer's Disease in the 21st Century" in Spanish at 1:45pm, so please drop by! More information about the Health Fair's presentation schedule is attached, and registration details may also be found at http://patients.aan.com/go/activities/brainhealthfair.
April 15, 2017 to May 6, 2017
A FREE three-part series collaboration of the Boston NAACP Health Committee, Greater Boston Association of Black Social Workers (GBABSW) & Massachusetts Alzheimer's Disease Research Center (MADRC)   Workshop 1: Are You or Someone You Love Worried About Memory?
Saturday, April 15th, 2017
11:30am Workshop 2: Remember Me? - The Caregiver
Saturday, April 29th, 2017
11:30am Workshop 3: Matters of the Mind - The Legal Nuts & Bolts
Saturday, May 6th, 2017
11:30am All workshops will be held at:
Dudley Branch Library
65 Warren Street, Roxbury, MA 02119   Registration and more information can be found at: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/the-essentials-of-living-and-aging-tickets-32665226572  To RSVP by phone, call: 617-959-0003 The event is free and open to the public. Hope to see you there!    
April 5, 2017
Join us for the 2017 Spring Research Forum on Wednesday April 5th, 2017, 6:00 PM at the Scottish Rite Masonic Museum & Library at 33 Marrett Rd. Lexington, MA 02421 An evening of cutting-edge Alzheimer’s research. The evening’s program will feature conversations with local researchers about progress made in several topic areas, including anti-amyloid treatments and other therapies in the pipeline, lifestyle risk factors, and genetics. The program will be moderated by Dr. Brad Dickerson, Associate Professor of Neurology at Harvard Medical School and Director of the Frontotemporal Dementia Unit and Laboratory of Neuroimaging at Massachusetts General Hospital Registration and sign up can be found at: http://www.alzmass.org/researchforum/ or by calling: 617-868-6718. Free and open to the public, complimentary parking also included! Hope to see you there.   UPDATE:  If you miss the Forum, do check out: https://livestream.com/accounts/18281764/events/7171440/videos/153467141 for a replay of the event!
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March 4, 2017
Reserve your seat today for the newest Educational Update from McCourt Foundation - Neurology and Beyond, this Saturday March 4, 2017 at 10 AM. Now to be Presented by Dr. Dorene Rentz, Associate Professor of Neurology at Brigham and Women's Hospital and Dr. Reisa Sperling, Director of the Center for Alzheimer Research and Treatment at Brigham and Women's Hospital Learn about the newest advances in the clinical course and treatment of Alzheimer's Disease, including advances in MR and PET imaging for early diagnosis and current and future clinical trials. Q & A Session to follow.   Free and open to the public More information and registration in link below: http://mccourtfoundation.org/events/Educational-Update Hope to see you there!    

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