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Upcoming Events

 

The Vanderbilt Memory & Alzheimer’s Center Guest Lecture Series

Friday, September 27th 2013, 8:00am-9:00am
Medical Research Buiding (MRB) IIl, Room 1220
 
The Vanderbilt Memory & Alzheimer's Center & The Department of Neurology Grand Rounds will host Dr. Steven DeKosky,  Dean, University of Virginia School of Medicine and Vice President of the University of Virginia. Dr. DeKosky will be our first Guest Lecturer of the year. Please check back for more information and for future Vanderbilt Memory & Alzheimer's Center Guest Lecture Series.

 

Memory Loss Awareness Event – November 2, 2013

On Saturday November 2, 2013 Vanderbilt Memory & Alzheimer's Center will have a free educational event led by Vanderbilt experts in memory loss in older adults. The event will include information about patient resources, research opportunities, and a complimentary memory screening. Please RSVP to reserve you seat!

 

 

Past Events

 
Alzheimer's Association International Conference
Boston, Massachusetts
July 13-18, 2013
 
 
 
Members of the Vanderbilt Memory and Alzheimer's Center traveled to Boston for the 25th Annual Alzheimer's Association International Conference.

 

 

6th International Society of Vascular, Cognitive and Behavioural Disorders Congress

Toronto, Canada

June 25-28 2013

Our Director (Dr. Angela Jefferson), trainees (Drs. Gifford, Phillips, Lane, and Bell), and Neuroimaging Analyst (Steve Damon) will be attended the 6th Congress of The International Society of Vascular Behavioural and Cognitive Disorders. This year’s congress brought together experienced clinicians, leading scientists and keen young investigators to share insights and the latest findings on vascular contributions to cognitive impairment, mood and behavioural disorders, including vascular and genetic risk factors, diagnostic issues in Vascular Dementia, and relationships of vascular pathology to Alzheimer’s Disease and other dementias with perspectives from around the world.

 

CANCELLED - The Vanderbilt Memory & Alzheimer’s Center Guest Lecture Series

Tuesday, May 21st 2013, 8:15am-9:15am
 
Unfortunately, Dr. Thomas Montine, Director of Neuropathology and Alvord Endowed Chair in Neuropathology from the University of Washington, was not be able to join us for the May Vanderbilt Memory & Alzheimer's Center Guest Lecture Series. We hope to reschedule his presentation with us soon!

 

The Vanderbilt Memory & Alzheimer’s Center Guest Lecture Series

Tuesday, April 29th 2013, 8:15am-9:15am
Light Hall, Room 202
 
The Vanderbilt Memory & Alzheimer's center hosted Dr. Scott Roberts, Associate Professor in the Department of Health Behavior & Health Education from the University of Michigan School of Public Health. The presentation was titled "Using biomarkers to disclose risk information for Alzheimer's disease: Ethical and psychosocial implications". To see the flyer for this presentation please click here.
 
 
The Vanderbilt Memory & Alzheimer’s Center Guest Lecture Series
Tuesday, March 26th 2013, 8:15am-9:15am
Light Hall, Room 208
 
The Vanderbilt Memory & Alzheimer's center welcomed Dr. Geoffrey Kerchner, Assistant Professor of Neurology and Neurological Sciences from Stanford University. The presentation was titled "Hippocampal Microstructure in Cognitive Impairment: Insights from High Resolution Imaging". For details of the event, please click here.
 
 
The Vanderbilt Memory & Alzheimer’s Center Guest Lecture Series
Tuesday, February 26th 2013, 8:15am-9:15am
Light Hall, Room 208
 
The Vanderbilt Memory & Alzheimer's center hosted Dr. Jason Karlawish, Associate Director of the Penn Memory Center from the University of Pennsylvania. Dr. Karlawish will present  "Why Do Patients with Alzheimer's Disease Enroll in Research? the Science and Ethics of Recruitment". For details of the event, please click here.
 
 
International Neuropsychological Society
Waikoloa, Hawaii
February 6-9, 2013
 
Drs. Angela Jefferson and Katie Gifford represented the Vanderbilt Memory and Alzheimer's Center at the 41st Annual International Neuropsychological Society's Conference on the Big Island of Hawaii. The conference focused on transdisciplinary approaches to current topics of interest that advance the study of brain health and disease in childhood, adolescence, aging, and interventions to promote brain health.
 
 
The Vanderbilt Memory & Alzheimer’s Center Guest Lecture Series
Tuesday, January 29th 2013, 8:15am-9:15am
Light Hall, Room 208
 
The Vanderbilt Memory & Alzheimer's center hosted Dr. Jeffrey Burns, Associate Director of the University of the Kansas Alzheimer's Disease Center on January 29th. The presentation was titled "Exercise for the Treatment and Prevention of Alzheimer's Disease".  Please join us in thanking Dr. Burns for his participation in the Vanderbilt Memory & Alzheimer's Center Guest Lecture Series. For details of the event, please click here.
 
 
The Vanderbilt Memory & Alzheimer’s Center Guest Lecture Series
Wednesday, December 19th 2012, 8:15am-9:15am
MRB III, Room 1220
 
Dr. Lee Goldstein, Associate Professor of Psychiatry, Neurology, Ophthalmology, Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, & Biomedical Engineering, will be joining us as guest lecturer at the Vanderbilt Memory & Alzheimer’s Center Guest Lecture Series presenting "Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy (CTE) in Blast-Exposed Combat Veterans and a New Blast Neurotrauma Mouse Model" . For more information on this event, click here.
 
 
The Vanderbilt Memory & Alzheimer’s Center Guest Lecture Series
Tuesday, November 27th 2012, 8:15am-9:15am
MRB III, Room 1220
 
Mark your calenders, the Vanderbilt Memory & Alzheimer's center will host Dr. James Brewer, Associate Professor of Radiology and Neurosciences from the University of California, San Diego School of Medicine. The presentation is titled "Quantitative Neuroimaging in the clinical Setting: Toward an Earlier and More Accurate Diagnosis of Neurodegenerative Disease". For details of the event, please click here.
 
 
National Academy of Neuropsychology
Nashville, Tennessee
November 7-10, 2012
 
Dr. Katie Gifford will represent the Vanderbilt Memory and Alzheimer's Center at the 32nd Annual National Academy of Neuropsychology's Conference right at home in Nashville. A seasoned group of presenters will be present who are keen to share their insights and experiences. Also at the meeting, Dr. Angela Jefferson will accept the National Academy of Neuropsychology Early Career Award.

 

Alzheimer’s Association International Conference
Vancouver, British Columbia
July 14-19, 2012

Members of the Vanderbilt Memory and Alzheimer’s Center traveled to Vancouver in July to present research updates on neuroimaging detection methods for Alzheimer’s disease risk and refining elements of the mild cognitive impairment diagnostic profile.

 
 
The Vanderbilt Memory & Alzheimer’s Center Guest Lecture Series
Tuesday, September 25th 2012, 8am-9am
MRB III, Room 1220
 
We would like to thank Dr. Adam Brickman, Herbert Irving Assistant Professor of Neuropsychology, College of Physicians and Surgeons Columbia University for his presentation “Did We Forget Something? The Importance of White Matter in Alzheimer’s Disease” at our inaugural lecture in the Vanderbilt Memory & Alzheimer’s Center Guest Lecture Series.
For details of the event, click here.

 

 

The Vanderbilt Memory & Alzheimer’s Center Guest Lecture Series

Tuesday, October 23th 2012, 8am-9am
MRB III, Room 1220
 
Many thanks to Dr. Cindy Carlsson, our guest lecturer for the second session of the Vanderbilt Memory & Alzheimer’s Center Guest Lecture Series. Dr. Carlsson, Associate Professor of Geriatrics at University of Wisconsin, presented “Targeting Vascular Mechanisms in Alzheimer's Disease Prevention” at the second Vanderbilt Memory & Alzheimer's Center Guest Lecture Series.

 

Memory Loss Awareness Event – November 3, 2012

On November 3, 2012 Vanderbilt Memory & Alzheimer's Center had a free educational event led by Vanderbilt experts in memory loss in older adults. The event will included information about patient resources, research opportunities, and a complimentary memory screening. Thank you to all those who participated.

 

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