When: November 7, 2013 to November 8, 2013.
The 8th Brain Research Conference will take place in San Diego on November 7-8, 2013. AFTD is a sponsor of this event, which is inviting abstracts for posters and short talks for the RNA metabolism in neurological disease. Deadline for abstracts (poster and oral) is May 31. For full details of the conference and to submit abstracts, visit www.brainresearchconference.com.
When: May 1, 2013 to May 2, 2013.
On May 1-2, 2013, leading neurologists, physicians, and public and private stakeholders will discuss key challenges and special opportunities in research on Alzheimer’s disease-related dementias in Bethesda, MD. AFTD is a sponsor of this workshop, which is hosted by the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS). For additional information and to register online, click here.
When: April 26, 2013 - 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm.
On Friday, April 26 from 2 – 4 p.m., a presentation, Q&A session and cocktail reception will be held at Bright View Bel Air Assisted Living facility in Bel Air, MD. The guest speaker is Anne Lipton, M.D., Ph.D., a neurologist, dementia care expert and co-author of The Common Sense Guide to Dementia Care for Clinicians and Caregivers. Space is limited. RSVP to Debra by April 22: 410-893-2202.
When: May 1, 2013 -
Webinar 1: The ABC’s of PPA for SLPs: Clinical Attributes, Biology and Care of Primary Progressive Aphasia
Sandra Weintraub, PhD
May 1, 2013
The Cognitive Neurology and Alzheimer’s Disease Center (CNADC), The National Aphasia Association (NAA) and The Association for Frontotemporal Degeneration (AFTD) have collaborated to form the Speech Language Pathologist (SLP) Primary Progressive Aphasia (PPA) Education Coalition. The collaboration is offering a webinar series to improve understanding and treatment approaches for SLPs working with persons with Primary Progressive Aphasia.
In Webinar 1, Dr. Sandra Weintraub, Professor of Psychiatry, Neurology and Psychology at Northwestern University CNADC, will describe dementia and the specific clinical syndromes that can be identified early in the course of illness. The underlying neuropathologic diseases that cause each of these dementia syndromes will be identified and discussed. PPA symptoms including decreased speech fluency and difficulties with word finding will be reviewed in the context of treatment options.
This webinar series is possible because of a generous sponsorship by Kathi and Peter Arnow, the family of Larry Albert, who battled PPA until 2011.
This training has been approved for continuing education by ASHA.
Click here for more information and to register.
March 13, 2013 – AFTD will take its education conference and annual meeting to Salt Lake City on April 12. The University of Utah has partnered with AFTD to make this day informative and meaningful for caregivers, family members, healthcare professionals and those affected with FTD. Click here for the full press release.