2017 AFTD Education Conference

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The Day’s Program

8:00 a.m. Registration

9:00 a.m. Welcome Address by Gail Andersen, AFTD Board Chair

9:05 a.m. Welcome from Sheryl Whitman, an AFTD community member and person with FTD

9:15 a.m. A Clinical Update and Overview of FTD Disorders — Chiadi Onyike, MD

9:45 a.m. FTD Disorders Registry — Dianna Wheaton, PhD

10:00 a.m. Ask the Experts Q&A: Chiadi Onyike, MD; Dianna Wheaton, PhD (Facilitator: Nadine Tatton, PhD, AFTD Scientific Director)

10:30 a.m. Break

10:45 a.m. Breakout Sessions: Clinical Issues

11:45 a.m. Lunch

1:00 p.m. “Promoting Dialogue” Panel Session: Persons w/ FTD & Care Partners (Facilitator: Lisa Gwyther, LCSW)

2:00 p.m. Breakout Sessions: Care Strategies

3:15 p.m. Breakout Sessions: Support & Networking

4:15 p.m. Break

4:30 p.m. AFTD 2017 Highlights — Susan L-J Dickinson, MS, CGC, AFTD Chief Executive Officer

4:50 p.m. Keynote Address — Halima Amjad, MD

5:30 p.m. Social Reception

AFTD extends special thanks to our 2017 conference sponsors:

Gold Sponsors




Silver Sponsor


Bronze Sponsors

 AlzMD  ManorCare