AFTD 2017 Education Conference


AFTD’s 2017 Education Conference took place on May 5th, 2017 at the Sheraton Inner Harbor Hotel in Baltimore, MD. Click here for a full rundown of the day’s programming.

Additionally, the conference booklet is available to download.

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.

Other Speakers:

  • 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 annual 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 2017 program offered new opportunities for participation by people living with a diagnosis of FTD, and more breakout session options than ever before.