Alzheimer's Association Presents Program on International Society to Advance Alzheimer's Research and Treatment
On Tuesday, May 22, Maria Carrillo, Ph.D., senior director of medical and scientific relations for the Alzheimer’s Association, will visit the medical campus to meet with Margaret A. Pericak-Vance, Ph.D., associate dean for Human Genomic Programs, Dr. John T. Macdonald Foundation Professor of Human Genomics and director of the John P. Hussman Institute for Human Genomics, and other Alzheimer’s disease researchers from across South Florida.
At 2 p.m., Dr. Carrillo will present an introductory program on the Alzheimer’s Association International Society to Advance Alzheimer’s Research and Treatment in the Lois Pope LIFE Center, seventh-floor auditorium.
The society is the first professional organization dedicated to Alzheimer’s and dementia, and is open to scientists, physicians and other professionals involved in the causes of and treatments for Alzheimer’s and related disorders. Designed to strengthen scientific knowledge and provide networking opportunities, the society welcomes members from numerous fields, including biochemistry, genetics, geriatrics, neurology, neuroscience, pathology, pharmacology, psychiatry, psychology, radiology, molecular and cell biology and the social sciences.