29th Annual SoCal Alzheimer’s Disease Research Conference: Trials Today, Treatments Tomorrow @ Irvine Marriott Hotel
Sep 21 @ 7:30 am – 4:00 pm

Negative headlines about drug “failures” and “flops” for Alzheimer’s disease litter the media. But every clinical trial, whether the drug is effective or not, brings answers and ideas moving researchers closer to solutions. At this conference, you’ll learn about important findings from past trials, current trials of promising new treatments, and what it’s going to take to find successful treatments for the most urgent health problem we face as a society today.

The Annual Southern California Alzheimer’s Disease Research Conference is hosted by the UC Irvine Institute for Memory Impairments and Neurological Disorders (UCI MIND) in partnership with Alzheimer’s Orange County. Reaching a diverse audience of over 400 healthcare professionals, aging service providers, family caregivers, students, and researchers, the conference brings together internationally renowned experts to address our nation’s progress in the battle against Alzheimer’s disease and other causes of dementia.



7:30 – 8:15 Registration, Breakfast, and Resource Fair

8:15 – 8:30 Welcome

  • Frank LaFerla, Ph.D., University of California, Irvine
  • Jim McAleer, MPA, Alzheimer’s Orange County
  • Joshua Grill, Ph.D., University of California, Irvine

8:30 – 9:15 What We’ve Learned and Where We’re Going

  • Jeffrey Cummings, MD, Cleveland Clinic Lou Ruvo Center for Brain Health

9:15 – 10:00 How Clinical Trials Work

  • Daniel Gillen, Ph.D., University of California, Irvine

10:00 – 10:30 Resource Fair and Coffee Break

10:30 – 11:15 Clinical Trials for Behavioral Symptoms

  • Constantine Lyketsos, MD, MHS, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine

11:15 – 12:00 Clinical Trials of Dietary Interventions

  • Martha Clare Morris, ScD, Rush University Medical Center

12:00 – 1:00 Lunch

1:00– 2:00 How to Choose a Clinical Trial: Research Participant Panel

  • Moderator: Joshua Grill, Ph.D., University of California, Irvine

2:00 – 2:30 Resource Fair and Coffee Break

2:30 – 3:15 Alzheimer’s Disease Prevention Clinical Trials

  • Mary Sano, Ph.D., Icahn School of Medicine at Mt. Sinai

3:15 – 4:00 Redefining Alzheimer’s Disease: The Role of Clinical Trials

  • Jason Karlawish, MD, Perelman School of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania

4:00   Close


$100 General
$200 Professional 5 CEUs- BRN, CAMFT (BBS), NHAP, RCFE

Questions? Email or call 949.757.3720 x 3733.

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