Symposium on the Basic Science of Alzheimer's Disease

Pittsburgh, PA US
May 20, 2020 to May 21, 2020

Understanding of the root causes of Alzheimer’s disease remain elusive, and this symposium will feature discussion of multiple theories and contributing factors that could provide additional context for practicing healthcare professionals when evaluating and developing care plans for patients.  We seek to stimulate discussion of the multiple contributing factors to pathogenesis and promote collaborations among scientists from diverse disciplines.

Target Audience

This course is designed for psychiatrists, neurologists, neuropathologists, psychologists, clinical and research nurses, and related healthcare professionals and trainees who work with patients with Alzheimer’s disease and their families and caregivers and who would like to understand the underlying biology and challenges for developing preventive and therapeutic agents for this disease. Physicians and scientists working in neuroscience, systems biology, molecular biology, pharmacology, immunology, cell biology, computational biology, imaging, genetics, functional genomics, virology, and multiple other fields are strongly encouraged to attend.

Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this activity, participants should be able to:

  • Partner with academic clinical and research Alzheimer’s disease groups to better understand and advance research toward preventing and treating this disease.
  • Identify the critical challenges in discovering, developing, and testing effective agents to prevent or treat Alzheimer’s disease.
  • Recognize the biological complexity of Alzheimer’s as a disease and the extended time frame and multiple contributing factors to its risk, onset, and progression.
  • Understand the importance of carefully evaluating and documenting disease onset and progression in the electronic health record.
  • Gain insights into Alzheimer’s disease mechanisms that could facilitate discussions with patients, families, caregivers, and all providers on the healthcare team.

Additional Information

Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 0.25 ACPE Pharmacy
    The UPMC Center for Continuing Education in the Health Sciences is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE) as a Provider of continuing pharmacy education.
  • 0.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
    The University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
  • 0.25 ANCC
    UPMC Provider Unit is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation
  • 0.25 Attendance
Course opens: 
02/13/2020
Course expires: 
12/31/2020
Event starts: 
05/20/2020 - 6:00am
Event ends: 
05/21/2020 - 6:00pm
Graduate School of Public Health - University of Pittsburgh
130 DeSoto Street
Pittsburgh, PA 15261
United States

Stacey Rizzo, PhD
Associate Professor
Department of Neurobiology and Medicine – Aging Institute University of Pittsburgh

Karl Herrup, PhD
Professor
Department of Neurobiology

Afonso Silva, PhD
Professor
Department of Neurobiology

Amantha Thathiah, PhD
Assistant Professor
Department of Neurobiology

This activity is approved for the following credit: AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™, and ANCC. Other health care professionals will receive a certificate of attendance confirming the number of contact hours commensurate with the extent of participation in this activity.

Available Credit

  • 0.25 ACPE Pharmacy
    The UPMC Center for Continuing Education in the Health Sciences is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE) as a Provider of continuing pharmacy education.
  • 0.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
    The University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
  • 0.25 ANCC
    UPMC Provider Unit is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation
  • 0.25 Attendance
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Due to COVID 19, the Symposium on the Basic Science of Alzheimer's Disease conference is being cancelled. Plan to reschedule for Spring 2021.