AFTD 2017 Education Conference


AFTD’s 2017 AFTD Education Conference will be held on May 5th, 2017 at the Sheraton Inner Harbor Hotel in Baltimore, MD.

Keynote Speaker:

Halima Amjad MD, MPH, is Assistant Professor of Medicine in the Division of Geriatric Medicine at Johns Hopkins University. Her father was diagnosed with primary progressive aphasia when she was graduating from medical school in 2009. She shared her family’s journey and coping strategies in a prize-winning essay “Caring for Dementia: Returning to the Village” written for the John A. Hartford Foundation’s Better Caregiving Better Lives story contest in 2015.

Confirmed speakers include:

  • Chiadi Onyike, M.D. (Johns Hopkins University)
  • Lisa Gwyther, LCSW (Duke Family Support Program)
  • David Irwin, M.D. (The Penn FTD Center)
  • Catherine Piersol, Ph.D., OTR (Thomas Jefferson University)
  • Mary Anne Wylie, R.N. (Johns Hopkins University)
  • Lauren Massimo, Ph.D. (The Penn FTD Center)

View the 2017 Conference Flyer and Agenda here.

AFTD would like to thank our 2017 event host, Johns Hopkins Medicine:

AFTD extends special thanks to our 2017 conference sponsors:

Gold Sponsors



Silver Sponsor


Bronze Sponsors

 AlzMD  ManorCare

Who Should Attend?

AFTD’s Education Conference provides opportunities for caregivers, persons living with FTD and healthcare professionals 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, and more breakout session options than ever before.

Register today by accessing this link. Walk-in registration will also be available.

Sponsor AFTD’s 2017 Education Conference:

Sponsorship for AFTD’s Education Conference offers a high-visibility opportunity to support the organization’s mission. Find out more about sponsoring our conference here:

Corporate Sponsorship

Individual Sponsorship 

Contact for more information on these opportunities.

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 and lodging fees in order to attend. For more information, visit:

Reserve Your Room Today and Get a Discounted Rate:

Discounted rates start at $169/night (plus taxes) and are subject to availability – so act fast! Make your reservation online by April 14th to lock in that rate, or call 410-962-8300, ask for reservations and mention the AFTD Spring Conference Group.

We hope to see you in Baltimore on May 5th! Follow this link to secure your spot today: