A free teleconference series offered by USAgainstAlzheimer's Network covering a wide range of topics with leaders in the Alzheimer's community.

Alzheimer's Talks

Latest Talks

November 2012: Dr. Frank LaFerla Discusses his Alzheimer's Research with Stem Cells

Dr. Frank LaFerla is Director of the Institute for Memory Impairments and Neurological Disorders, University of California, Irvine. He was the first to use stem cell technology for use in mice engineered for both the plaques and tangles that are characteristic of human Alzheimer’s disease. Recently, his group reported data that shows that neural stem cells can rescue – and actually restore – memory and function in mice which have Alzheimer’s-like cognitive deficits. During this call he discusses his research and answers questions.

Dr. LaFerla was introduced by Dr. Diane Bovenkamp, Science Communications Specialist at American Health Assistance Foundation, AHAF, which funds some of his work.

This call was made possible by the generous support of the Zickler Family Foundation.

May 2012: What's in the New National Alzheimer's Plan to Stop Alzheimer's by 2025

For the first time ever, the US government has adopted a national strategic plan to prevent and effectively treat Alzheimer’s disease by 2025. Dr. Ron Petersen, Chairman of the National Alzheimer’s Advisory Council on Research, Care and Services and Director of the Mayo Clinic’s Alzheimer’s Disease Research Center summarized what is in the National Plan and the first steps in its implementation. Click play to listen to a recording that took place on Thursday, May 24th.

This call was made possible by the generous support of the Alzheimer’s Drug Discovery Foundation.

April 2012:The role of genetics in Alzheimer's with Dr. Rudy Tanzi, Professor of Neurology at Harvard Medical School

We will not be able to find a cure for Alzheimer’s, until we understand what causes this horrible disease. Dr. Rudy Tanzi discussed what we know about the role of genetics and environment in Alzheimer’s and took questions from those on the call. Click play to listen to a recording of this hour-long teleconference that took place on Monday, April 16th.

This call was made possible by the generous donation of Jill Lesser, board member of USAgainstAlzheimer’s Network.

March 2012: The Drug Pipeline with Dr. Jeffrey Cummings, Director of the Cleveland Clinic Lou Ruvo Center for Brain Health

Understanding — and accelerating — the drug pipeline is crucial to efforts to stop Alzheimer’s, whether you are a policymaker, work in Alzheimer’s research or care, or are one of the thousands of grassroots advocates across the nation. Click play to listen to a recording of this call that took place on Tuesday, March 6th.

This call was made possible by the generous donation of Shawn Taylor, trustee of KPB Corporation, whose mother has Alzheimer’s and maternal grandparents died of this horrible disease.

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