Major Conference Hopes to Solve Mysteries of Alzheimer’s Disease
By Deborah Cooper •
October 19, 2000
A major Alzheimer’s disease conference will be held October 27-28 in Santa Barbara, CA., and you can participate from the comfort of your own home.
AlzheimerSupport.com is the sole Internet representative at the event, The Aging Brain, Alzheimer’s Disease and Dementia. We will be featuring live chats with most of the presenters so that those who cannot attend may also gain the benefit of the speakers’ expertise.
So far we have the following chat schedule arranged. This is a great opportunity to have your questions answered directly by experts in the field of Alzheimer’s care and research.
David Troxel, MPH, Fri. October 27th, 12-12.30pm Pacific Time
Tiffany Chow, MD, Fri. October 27th, 1.30-2.00pm Pacific Time
Linda J. Hewitt, Psy.D. Fri. October 27th, 2.30-3.00pm Pacific Time
Ronald Petersen, MD, Fri. October 27th, 3.30-4.00pm Pacific Time
Virginia Bell, MSW., Sat. October 28th. 9.15-9.45am Pacific Time
Wayne Bell, BD, Sat. October 28th, 10.15-10.45am Pacific Time
Bryan J. Kemp, Phd, Sat. October 28th, 2.30-3.00pm, Pacific Time
To participate in a live chat:
* click on the Community tab at the top of the AlzheimerSupport.com home page
* click on Community Chat Schedule
* click on the picture or the text that reads Click here to start chatting
* Enter your name. You can just use your first name or a pen name, if you prefer to stay anonymous
* Click, Ok, Connect
Please refer to the speaker’s biographies (located on the chat page) to help you decide which speakers you would like to chat with.
If you would like more information about the conference or are interested in attending, you can register online at:
This year the ninth annual conference will highlight recent topics in Alzheimer’s disease research and treatment. According to the organizers, Robert Harbaugh, M.D., Chair of the Medical Advisory Board, and Debbie McConnell, MA, Director of Education, “there is new hope that the mysteries of this disease will soon be solved. In the past year alone, there have been many promising reports in the scientific journals and news media, including vaccine trials, potential links between lifestyle and risk factors, and tantalizing possibilities for prevention.”
While the conference is going on we’ll have the very latest news on Alzheimer treatments and research, as well as expert suggestions on coping and caregiving. Be sure to check back often at www.AlzheimerSupport.com for the latest info on speakers.