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REGIONAL EDUCATION CONFERENCE
MIAMI – April 9, 2014 – The Alzheimer’s Association will host its 2014 Care & Conquer Regional Education Conference on Thursday, May 15 from 7:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at the Florida International University Koven Conference Center located at 3000 NE 151st St. in North Miami. The annual conference provides a full day of information, education and support from renowned dementia experts for caregivers, individuals living with Alzheimer’s disease and professionals.
Featured conference speakers include:
Heather M. Snyder, Ph. D. (Keynote Speaker) Dr. Snyder is the Director of Medical and Scientific Operations at the Alzheimer’s Association. She oversees the Association’s International Research Grant Program, the mechanism through which the Association funds research applications. She also manages a collaborative project with the National Institute on Aging of the National Institutes of Health to develop an International Alzheimer’s Disease Research Portfolio – using a common language to describe funded research to enable the integration and comparative analysis of Alzheimer’s research funding from public and private organizations from around the world.
Dr. Regina Carney
Dr. Carney is an Assistant Professor of Clinical Psychiatry at the University Of Miami Miller School Of Medicine, with a research interest in neuropsychiatric illness including Alzheimer’s disease. She is a member of the ongoing Alzheimer Disease Genetics Consortium (ADGC) and the more recent Alzheimer Disease Sequencing Project (ADSP), overseeing and providing clinical expertise for research projects at the University of Miami’s Hussman Institute for Human Genomics.
Dr. Amarilis Acevedo
Dr. Acevedo is an Associate Professor at the Center for Psychological Studies at Nova Southeastern University where she teaches a variety of doctoral courses in clinical neuropathology and neuropsychology, biopsychosocial processes in adults and older adults, and psychological interventions. She is a licensed psychologist in the State of Florida and is board certified in clinical neuropsychology.
In addition, attendees will be able to hear from the Legal & Financial Planning Resources Panel, including Stephanie Schneider, Elder Law Attorney; David Treece and a Certified Financial Planner.
The Alzheimer’s Association is the leading voluntary health organization in Alzheimer care, support and research. Its mission is to eliminate Alzheimer’s disease through the advancement of research; to provide and enhance care and support for all affected; and to reduce the risk of dementia through the promotion of brain health.
Conference registration is $35 for family caregivers and students and $75 for professionals. All registrations include breakfast and lunch. Free respite care will be provided. Sponsorships and exhibitor tables are also available for purchase. Pre-registration is required, no tickets will be sold at the door.
For more information on the conference please call Jamie Brodarick at 800-272-3900. Register online today at http://www.alz.org/seflorida.
About the Alzheimer’s Association Southeast Florida Chapter The Alzheimer’s Association, Southeast Florida Chapter is a local 501 (c) 3 organization committed to helping the families of Okeechobee, St. Lucie, Martin, Palm Beach, Broward, Miami-Dade and Monroe counties. The Chapter advances efforts for researching a cure through fundraising and its signature event Walk to End Alzheimer’s®, and provides support and educational services to more than 200,000 persons with Alzheimer’s disease and their families and caregivers in its service area. It offers a 24-hour HELPLINE (800) 272-3900, support groups, Alzheimer’s Association TrialMatch™, the Medic Alert® + Alzheimer’s Association Safe Return® identification bracelet program, Comfort Zone®, community education, and an advocacy program to educate Congress on critical Alzheimer’s policy issues and work to increase federal funding for research and care programs. The Association’s mission is to eliminate Alzheimer’s disease through the advancement of research; to provide and enhance care and support for all affected; and to reduce the risk of dementia through the promotion of brain health. As a national organization, Alzheimer’s Association is the largest private funder of Alzheimer’s research in the world. For more information or to make a donation, please call the Southeast Florida Chapter at (800) 272- 3900 or visit http://www.alz.org/seflorida.
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