See it, Hear it, Treat it: Three Perspectives for Alzheimer's Awareness Month

September 27, 2018

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LabCentral 700

Location: Lobby
Time: 11:30 AM - 12:45 PM

September is Alzheimers Awareness Month. In observance join us as we highlight scientific advances and raise awareness of this growing epidemic.

Alzheimer’s disease and related forms of dementia are reaching worldwide epidemic proportions. There are currently 47 million people worldwide living with Alzheimer’s or another form of dementia. If no cure is found, that number is expected to grow to 76 million by 2030. In the United States alone, there are 5.7 million people living with Alzheimer’s. It’s the 6th leading cause of death and is the only cause among the top 10 that cannot be prevented, cured, or slowed.

Hear three perspectives from three leaders in the field. Lunch will be provided.

Aaron Koenig - Associate Medical Director, Early Clinical Development (Neurology) at Biogen
Understanding Alzheimer’s Disease from a Clinical (And Clinical Research) Perspective

Jacob Hooker - Phyllis and Jerome Lyle Rappaport MGH Research Scholar, Associate Professor at Harvard Medical School, Co-Founder Eikonizo Therapeutics
Visualizing Chemistry of the Human Brain

Suzanne B. Hanser -  Berklee College of Music, EdD, Professor & Chair Emerita. Music Therapy Department
Preserved Musical Ability in People with Alzheimer’s Disease