The third annual Vanderbilt Alzheimer’s Disease Research Day will be Thursday, March 31, from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. at Vanderbilt University School of Nursing. The campus-wide academic event will showcase Alzheimer’s disease and related dementia research from multiple clinical and basic science departments across campus, including Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Vanderbilt University and Meharry Medical College.
This year’s theme will focus on advances in clinical trials. The keynote speaker is Suzanne Craft, professor of medicine, director of the Alzheimer’s Disease Research Center and co-director at the Sticht Center for Healthy Aging and Alzheimer’s Prevention at Wake Forest School of Medicine. Her keynote lecture, “Metabolic Pathways to Alzheimer’s Disease and Vascular Cognitive Impairment: Two Roads Converged,” will be from 4 to 5 p.m. at the School of Nursing.
The daylong event also will feature invited faculty lectures, a data blitz and a poster session with a reception.
The event will be in person; however, any changes to institutional policy may result in the event being converted to a virtual activity.
Vanderbilt Alzheimer’s Disease Research Day is free and open to the Vanderbilt and Meharry communities, but attendees are asked to register by Tuesday, March 15. Registrants only will be able to access the complimentary breakfast and lunch offerings.
Abstract submission instructions
While this year’s theme focuses on advances in clinical trials, abstract submissions focused on any Alzheimer’s disease and related dementia topic are welcome.
To submit an abstract, please visit bit.ly/ADdayAbstract22. The abstract submission deadline is Tuesday, March 1.
- 8–8:30 a.m. – Registration, breakfast and poster setup
- 8:30 a.m.–noon – Invited Vanderbilt faculty lectures
- Noon–1 p.m. – Lunch and poster viewing
- 1–4 p.m. – Invited Vanderbilt faculty lectures and data blitzes
- 4–5 p.m. – Keynote by Suzanne Craft, Ph.D., “Metabolic Pathways to Alzheimer’s Disease and Vascular Cognitive Impairment: Two Roads Converged”
- 5–6 p.m. – Poster session and reception
Please note: The Vanderbilt Memory and Alzheimer’s Center will offer CME credit for physician attendees and APA Level 1 CE credit for psychologist attendees of the faculty lectures and the keynote address.
For more information, please contact Daniel Ibarra-Scurr, special projects manager, at email@example.com.