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 Relationship. For 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.
FTD Genetics: for Patients and Families – Kirk Wilhemlsen, MD, PhD, University of North Carolina
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
FTD: Improving Outcomes and Outreach – Daniel Kaufer, MD, Chief of Cognitive and Behavioral Neurology & Director, UNC Memory Disorders Clinic, University of NC-Chapel Hill