Calendar of Events

7th Annual Quest for the Cure – May 12, 2014

When: May 12, 2014 -

The Walter Charitable Fund will host its 7th Annual Quest for the Cure Golf Tournament on Monday, May 12 ,2014 at Del Paso Country Club in Sacramento, CA.  For complete details and to register, visit the Quest for the Cure website.

King of Prussia, PA 10-miler and 5K – May 18, 2014

When: May 18, 2014 - 8:00 am to 11:00 am.

For the third year in a row, staff and friends of AFTD will participate in a 10-mile/5K run and walk on May 18, 2014 in King of Prussia, PA.  More details to come…registration information can be found here.  Email eneal@theaftd.org with any questions.

University of Pennsylvania’s FTD Caregiver Conference – May 30, 2014

When: May 30, 2014 - 8:00 am to 5:00 pm.

On Friday, May 30, 2014, the Penn Frontotemporal Degeneration Center will host its annual FTD Caregiver Conference.  The program will feature Dr. Murray Grossman and his colleagues and will run from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.  The conference flyer gives conference details and a link to registration.

9th Annual International Conference on FTD – Oct. 22-25, 2014

When: October 22, 2014 to October 25, 2014.

From October 22-25, 2014, the 9th Annual International Conference on FTD will take place in Vancouver, British Columbia.  Join FTD clinicians, researchers, trainees and caregivers from around the world as they share knowledge with the goal of improving care for patients and their families.  For information about the conference, visit http://www.ftdvancouver2014.com/

9th International Conference on FTD

When: October 23, 2014 to October 25, 2014.

9th International Conference on Frontotemporal Dementias – Oct 23-25, 2014
The Sheraton Vancouver Wall Centre Hotel Vancouver, Canada
www.FTDVancouver2014.com

To register for the scientific program, click here.

To register for the caregiver program, click here.

ANNOUNCEMENTS
• Call for Abstracts and Early Registration to open on March 15th, 2014

WHO ICFTD IS
Vancouver was recently selected to host the 9th International Conference on Frontotemporal Dementias (ICFTD), which will take place at the Sheraton Vancouver Wall Centre, from October 22 – 25, 2014. Drs. Ian Mackenzie and Howard Feldman will co-organize the meeting with assistance from the University of British Columbia, Division of Continuing Professional Development (UBC CPD). The ICFTD is held every two years and is the only regularly scheduled international conference devoted to FTD, making it an important opportunity for FTD clinicians, researchers, trainees and caregivers from around the world to share knowledge with the goal of improving care for patients with this neurodegenerative disease. This is a particularly exciting time in FTD research as significant recent advances in our understanding of the molecular basis of FTD now provide us with the foundation for the rational development of targeted therapies. It is anticipated that the 2014 conference will attract more than 600 international delegates.

WHO SHOULD ATTEND?
The ICFTD attracts a diverse audience that includes clinicians (neurologists, neuropsychologists, psychiatrists, geriatricians, neuroradiologists), neuroscientists (molecular geneticists, neuropathologists, neurobiologists, pharmacologists) and their trainees, as well as representatives from biomedical and pharmaceutical industries, government agencies, patient advocacy groups, patients, their families, caregivers and interested laypersons.

DISCOUNT HOTEL ACCOMMODATION
FTD Conference Rates Start at $159 CDN per night plus taxes.
The Sheraton Vancouver Wall Centre
1088 Burrard Street Vancouver, BC V6Z 2R9

BOOK ONLINE NOW: https://www.starwoodmeeting.com/StarGroupsWeb/res?id=1401141947&key=C242A

FOR REGULAR UPDATES & MORE INFORMATION:
• Check the conference web site: www.FTDVancouver2014.com
• Contact: ftd.vancouver2014@ubc.ca to be added to the e-mail list