AFTD’s 2016 AFTD Education Conference was held on May 13th, 2016 at the DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Minneapolis-Park Place.

The keynote speaker, accomplished children’s author and illustrator Nancy Carlson, shared her personal journey with FTD as a caregiver to her husband, Barry.

Other speakers included:

  • Bradley F. Boeve, M.D. (Mayo Clinic Rochester)
  • David S. Knopman, M.D. (Mayo Clinic Rochester)
  • Darby J. Morhardt, Ph.D. (Northwestern’s Cognitive Neurology and Alzheimer’s Disease Center)
  • Alvin C. Holm, M.D. (Bethesda Hospital/HealthEast Care System)

Download the full conference program here.

This conference flyer provided more information about the program, as well as an agenda for the day.

AFTD extends special thanks to our 2016 conference sponsors

Gold Sponsors

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Silver Sponsors

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Bronze Sponsor

The Larsen Family



AFTD’s Education Conference provides opportunities for all members of the FTD community – researchers, medical professionals, caregivers and persons living with FTD – to meet in person, share resources and learn about the latest developments in FTD research. The program will offer new opportunities for participation by people living with a diagnosis of FTD.

Online registration for the 2016 Education Conference is now closed. Walk-in registration is available.


A block of rooms is available at the conference venue, the Doubletree by Hilton Minneapolis – Park Place, at 1500 Park Place Blvd in Minneapolis, MN  55416.

Make a discounted reservation online, or call 1.800.245.9190 and mention the AFTD Spring Conference Group. Discounted rates start at $129 per night, and the conference rate is guaranteed until April 20, 2016.


Currently, AFTD has corporate and individual conference sponsorship opportunities available.

Corporate Sponsorship

Individual/Family Sponsorship

For more information about these opportunities, please contact AFTD’s Development Manager, Pam E. McGonigle, at

Travel Assistance:

AFTD offers modest financial assistance for individuals with FTD and caregivers interested in attending an FTD education conference. Comstock Travel Grants may be used to defray the cost of travel, lodging, and conference fees in order to attend. For more information, see: