2012 Conferences

2012 Conferences

AFTD’s Education Conference and Annual Meeting was held in Atlanta, GA on April 27, 2012.  Approximately 180 people from across the country and Canada attended; Dr. William Hu of Emory University gave the clinical address entitled FTD: 2012: Progress and Challenges.  Tim Langmaid, Sr. Managing Editor of CNN Medical, gave the keynote address: It’s More Than a RelationshipFor the conference program and breakout materials, click here.  To listen to the audio of Dr. Hu’s clinical address, click here.

2nd Annual FTD Caregiver Education Conference was sponosored by AFTD in Raleigh, NC with Alzheimers North Carolina, Cope Eldercare and UNC Department of Neurology on July 25.

Morning Presentation:

FTD Genetics: for Patients and Families – Kirk Wilhemlsen, MD, PhD, University of North Carolina

Breakout Sessions:

Hospice and Pallative Care for Frontotemporal Dementia – Debra Blue, MD, Medical Director, Hospice of Wake County

Approaches to Behaviors – More than Medications – Melanie Bunn, MS, RN, GNP, Dementia Training Specialist, Alzheimers NC

Practical Communication Strategies for Individuals with PPA/FTD – Kelly J. O’Brien, MD, CCC-SLP, Speech-Language Pathologist Clinical Supervisor, Speech Pathology & Audiology, UNC Hospitals

Partners in FTD Care – Lisa P. Gwyther, MSW, LCSW, Director, Duke Aging Center Family Support Program and Sharon S. Denny, MS, Program Director, AFTD

Empowering Your Caregiving: Learning to Advocate for Your Loved One – Amy Smith, MS, LRT, CTRS, Divisional Memory Care Specialist, Brookdale Senior Living

Afternoon Presentation:

FTD: Improving Outcomes and Outreach – Daniel Kaufer, MD, Chief of Cognitive and Behavioral Neurology & Director, UNC Memory Disorders Clinic, University of NC-Chapel Hill