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The Wien Center for Alzheimer's Disease and Memory Disorders, Mount Sinai Medical Center and 1Florida ADRC present
  • 17th Annual Mild Cognitive Impairment Symposium
  • Special Topic Workshop
  • Alzheimer's Public Educational Forum

January 19-20, 2019 | Miami Beach, Florida, USA


2019 Program

All speakers are confirmed.

17th Annual Mild Cognitive Impairment (MCI) Symposium 

Diagnosis, Treatment and Psychosocial Factors Affecting Neurodegenerative and Vascular MCI

Saturday, JANUARY 19, 2019 ♦ 8:15 am – 5:25 pm

7:15 am – 8:15Check-in and Continental Breakfast
8:15 – 8:30Welcome Notes/Introduction to SymposiumRanjan Duara, MD, FAAN
Mount Sinai Medical Center
8:30 – 9:00KEYNOTE LECTURE: Recent Advances in the Treatment of Alzheimer’s DiseaseReisa Sperling, MD
Harvard Medical School
9:00 – 9:05Q&A
9:05-11:50SESSION 1: Interaction of Vascular and Neurodegenerative Disease
Chair: Rebecca Gottesman, MD, PhD, Johns Hopkins University
9:05 – 9:10Session OverviewCHAIR
9:10 – 9:25Amyloid Deposition in Healthy Aging, Vascular and Neurodegenerative Disease and Genetic Effects Rebecca Gottesman, MD, PhD
Johns Hopkins University
9:25 – 9:30Q&A
9:30 – 9:45Amyloid Independent Effects of Vascular Health on Brain Health and Cognitive ImpairmentPrashanthi Vemuri, PhD
Mayo Clinic
9:45 – 9:50Q&A
9:50 – 10:05Late-life Blood Pressure Association with Cerebrovascular and Alzheimer's Disease Pathology Zoe Arvanitakis, MD
Rush University Medical Center
10:05 – 10:10Q&A
10:10 – 10:40BREAK
10:40 – 10:55 Insulin Dysregulation and the Pathophysiology of Alzheimer’s Disease Suzanne Craft, PhD
Wake Forest School of Medicine
10:55 – 11:00Q&A
11:00 – 11:15Interaction of Vascular and Degenerative Pathology Denis Dickson, MD
Mayo Clinic
11:15 – 11:20Q&A
11:20 – 11:50Panel Discussion/Q&A
11:50am – 2:45 pm
SESSION 2: Multimodal Imaging in the Diagnosis of Incipient Neurodegenerative Diseases
Co-Chairs: Bradford Dickerson, MD, Massachusetts General Hospital and David Wolk, MD, PhD, University of Pennsylvania
11:50 am – 11:55Session OverviewCo-Chairs
11:55 – 12:10The Promise and Pitfalls of Imaging Biomarkers in the Diagnostic Evaluation of Research Participants with MCIBradford Dickerson, MD
Massachusetts General Hospital
12:10 – 12:15Q&A
12:15 – 12:30Multimodal Imaging in the Diagnosis of Incipient Neurodegenerative DiseaseDavid Wolk, MD
University of Pennsylvania
12:30 – 12:35Q&A
12:35 – 1:35LUNCH
1:35 – 1:50Doctor, Doctor: A Diagnostic Case Comparison of Misremembering, Misbehavior, Misunderstanding, and Mis- and Dys-Execution involving Two Doctoral ProfessionalsAlireza Atri, MD, PhD
Banner Sun Health Research Institute
1:50 – 1:55Q&A
1:55 – 2:10Case StudiesStephen Salloway, MD
Alpert Medical School of Brown University
2:10 – 2:15Q&A
2:15 – 2:45Panel Discussion/ Q&ARonald Petersen, MD, PhD
Mayo Clinic
2:45 – 5:25SESSION 3: Neurorehabilitation for MCI
Chair: Benjamin Hampstead, PhD, University of Michigan
2:45 – 2:50OverviewCHAIR
2:50 – 3:20KEYNOTE LECTURE: Cognitive Rehabilitation In MCI: Behavioral and fMRI StudiesKrishnankutty Sathian, MD, PhD
Penn State Neuroscience Institute
3:20 – 3:25Q&A
3:25 – 3:40Neuromodulation as a Rehabilitation Tool in Aging, MCI and DementiaBenjamin Hampstead, PhD
University of Michigan
3:40 – 3:45Q&A
3:45 – 4:15BREAK
4:15 – 4:30Cognitive Training in MCI and SCI: Impact on Cognition, Strategy Use and Virtual Reality Measures of Real-life Cognition Sylvie Belleville, PhD
University of Montreal
4:30 – 4:35Q&A
4:35 – 4:50Comparative Effectiveness of Behavioral Interventions for MCI Melanie Chandler, PhD
Mayo Clinic
4:50 – 4:55Q&A
4:55 – 5:25Panel Discussion/ Q&AMichael Marsiske, PhD
University of Florida
5:25 – 7:30Networking Reception

Special Topic Workshop: 

Acculturative Stress, Discrimination and Cognitive Performance in the Older Adults

Sunday, JANUARY 20, 2019  ♦  8:30 am – 1:00 pm

7:30 am – 8:30Continental Breakfast and Check-in
8:30 – 8:35IntroductionRanjan Duara, MD, FAAN
Mount Sinai Medical Center
8:35 – 8:40Workshop OverviewCHAIR: Lisa Barnes, PhD
Rush University
8:40 – 9:10KEYNOTE LECTURE: Psychosocial Stress and Its Impact on Aging OutcomesLisa Barnes, PhD
Rush University
9:10 – 9:15Q&A
9:15 – 9:35The Impact of Culture and Education on Neuropsychological MeasurementsMonica Rosselli, PhD
Florida Atlantic University
9:35 – 9:40Q&A
9:40 – 10:00Association between Migration and Cognitive Function among Middle-aged and Older AdultsHanzhang Xu, PhD, RN
Duke University School of Nursing
10:00 – 10:05Q&A
10:05 – 10:35BREAK
10:35 – 10:55Lessons learned from the ESCAPE Study (Effects of Stress on Cognitive Aging, Physiology, and Emotion)Stacey Scott, PhD
Stony Brook University
10:55 – 11:00Q&A
11:00 – 11:20Acculturation, Cognition, and Brain Imaging Correlates in a Diverse Cohort Rosie Curiel, PhD
University of Miami
11:20 – 11:25Q&A
11:25 – 12:00 pmPanel Discussion/Q&AModerator: Miriam Rodriguez, PhD
Albizu University
12:00 – 1:00LUNCH

Alzheimer’s Public Educational Forum: 

Mild Cognitive Impairment: Early Diagnosis and the Impact of Stress, Culture and Memory Training

Sunday, JANUARY 20, 2019  ♦  1:30 pm – 5:00 pm

1:00 - 1:30pmCheck-in and Refreshments
1:30 – 1:35Welcome NotesRanjan Duara, MD, FAAN
Mount Sinai Medical Center
Mild Cognitive Impairment: Early Diagnosis and the Impact of Stress, Culture and Memory Training
CHAIR: Mary Ganguli, MD, MPH
University of Pittsburgh
1:35 – 1:40OverviewCHAIR
Changing our understanding of Alzheimer’s disease from inevitable, untreatable, and incurable, to preventable, treatable and curable
Todd Golde, MD, PhD
McKnight Brain Institute
2:10 – 2:15Q&A
2:15 – 2:30Vascular and Degenerative Causes of Cognitive Impairment: How Are They Linked? Rebecca Gottesman, MD, PhD
Johns Hopkins University
2:30 – 2:35Q&A
2:35 – 2:50Detect of the Very Earliest Stages of Alzheimer’s Disease Using Cognitive Testing and Brain Imaging David Loewenstein, PhD
University of Miami
2:50 – 2:55Q&A
2:55 – 3:25BREAK
3:25 – 3:40Cognitive Training in the Older Adults and in MCISylvie Belleville, PhD
University of Montreal
3:40 – 3:45Q&A
3:45 – 4:00Culture, Stress and Impact on Cognitive Performance Lisa Barnes, PhD
Rush University
4:00 – 4:05Q&A
4:05 – 4:50Panel Discussion and Q&A
4:50 – 5:00Closing NotesRanjan Duara, MD, FAAN
Mount Sinai Medical Center

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