Alzheimer’s Association Presents Conference For Medical Professionals

Thursday, May 08, 2014

The Alzheimer’s Association in collaboration with Erlanger Hospital and UT College of Medicine Internal Medicine Grand Rounds presents Alzheimer’s Update: Trends in Research and Treatment, a conference specifically targeted to medical professionals, clinicians and physicians.

On May 15, from 8 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. professionals from the medical field will gather in the Probasco Auditorium at Erlanger Medical Center for this free seminar.

The Alzheimer’s Association’s Director of Science Initiatives, Dr.

Dean Hartley, will deliver the keynote address: Trends in Research and Medical Guidelines.  A senior scientist and distinguished educator, Dr. Hartley is the spokesperson for the Alzheimer’s Association Medical and Scientific Relations Division and its multifaceted research program.

Additional sessions include Caregiver Burden and Depression led by Bob Zylstra, EdD, LCSW; Clinical Guidelines on Alzheimer’s Diagnosis and Treatment led by Dr. Bryan Johnson; a Case Study Medical Grand Rounds and a panel discussion on Beyond the Office Visit. These sessions will be led by medical professionals as well.

This conference is free and provides 5 CME credits at no cost to registrants. To register call 423.265.3600.


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