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!
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/
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
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.
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.
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
Workshop 2: Remember Me? - The Caregiver
Saturday, April 29th, 2017
Workshop 3: Matters of the Mind - The Legal Nuts & Bolts
Saturday, May 6th, 2017
All workshops will be held at:
Dudley Branch Library
65 Warren Street, Roxbury, MA 02119
Registration and more information can be found at:
To RSVP by phone, call: 617-959-0003
The event is free and open to the public. Hope to see you there!
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!
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.
More information and registration in link below:
Hope to see you there!
Join us for the annual AlzTalks program, sponsored by the Alzheimer’s Association MA/NH Chapter at Stonehill College and other locations in New England.
Featured speaker for all three talks: Jonathan Jackson, Ph.D, Instructor of Neurology, Harvard Medical School and Massachusetts General Hospital.
Subject of the Talks:The Brain: Aging and Alzheimer's Disease with focus on the current research findings in early detection and diagnosis of Alzheimer’s disease including information on upcoming clinical trials that aim to prevent Alzheimer’s disease before symptoms are exhibited will also be discussed.
Location and Dates:
New Hampshire: Thursday March 2, 2017
McLane Audubon Center
84 Silk Farm Road, Concord, NH 03301
Southeastern MA: Wednesday March 15, 2017
Martin Institute Auditorium
320 Washington St., North Easton, MA 02357
Central MA: Monday April 3rd, 2017
Quinsigamond Community College
Harrington Learning Center
670 W. Boylston St., Worcester, MA 01606
Q & A Session to follow
Free and open to the public
Registration and more information can be found at: http://alzmass.org/alztalks/index.asp
PLUS: Additional dates to be determined.
Join us for The Black Lives Matter in Health Too Lecture Series in Dudley Square and other locations in the Boston Community.
Events happening Saturday February 11th, Saturday February 18th, and Saturday February 25th.
Registration and sign up can be found at: bit.ly/blmhealth
Free and open to the public
Hope to see you there.
Video presentation of the 2003 Puerto Rican film "Desandando La Vida" at the East Boston Public Library in East Boston. The film is in Spanish and is about an older gentleman, played by actor Jacobo Morales, who has Alzheimer's Disease and how his family reacts and helps him with the disease.
Free and open to the public
Discussion to follow the film
Actor Jacobo Morales
Selectwoman Caroline Colarusso is hosting the 2nd Annual Alzheimer's Awareness Workshop at Stoneham Town Hall on Wednesday November 16th from 1-3 PM
Pierre N. Tariot, M.D. Director, Banner Alzheimer's Institute, speaking at the 26th Annual Matthew and Marcia Simons Research Symposium on Alzheimer's Disease on Wednesday November 9th, 2016 at 6 PM
Dr. Tariot will discuss the Alzheimer's Prevention Initiative, highlight exciting new prevention trials, and consider the challenges that face prevention research.
Co-sponsored by the Boston Mayor's Elderly Affairs Commission and the Alzheimer's Association, the Boston Alzheimer's Initiative will be presenting a talk on 'What is Alzheimer's Disease?' at 10:30am on Monday, November 2, 2015 at the Boston City Hall (1 City Hall Square, Boston, MA 02211), followed by a panel discussion and free memory screenings that include clinicians and staff from the Massachusetts Alzheimer's Disease Research Center. Come join us!