Friday, May 19, 2023

Michigan Alzheimer’s Disease Research Center’s 7th Annual Beyond Amyloid Research Symposium

8:30 AM to 4:30 PM

Wayne State University Student Center Ballroom Floor 2
5221 Gullen Mall, Detroit, MI 48202

Parking Information:
Symposium attendees are responsible for locating parking and for all associated parking costs. Parking structure #5 (5501 Anthony Wayne Drive) is the closest to the event. Cost is $12, credit card only.

Join us

8:30 – 9:00 a.m.
Breakfast, registration, poster set up
9:00 – 9:05 a.m. Welcome
Peter Lichtenberg, Ph.D. – Director, Institute of Gerontology, Wayne State University
9:05 – 9:15 a.m. - An Update on the Michigan ADRC
Henry Paulson, M.D., Ph.D. – Director, Michigan Alzheimer’s Disease Center
9:15 – 10:00 a.m. Keynote Presentation
Donna Wilcock, Ph.D. - Robert P. and Mildred A. Moores Endowed Chair in Alzheimer’s Disease, Sanders-Brown Center on Aging, University of Kentucky
“Understanding Vascular Contributions to Cognitive Impairment and Dementia (VCID) through Forward and Backward Translation”
10:00 – 11:00 a.m. Coffee break and poster viewing
11:00 – 11:45 a.m. - Keynote Presentation
Sterling Johnson, Ph.D. - Jean R. Finley Professor of Geriatrics and Dementia Department of Medicine, Geriatrics and Gerontology Division, University of Wisconsin
“Changes in Brain and Cognition During the Preclinical Phase of Alzheimer’s Disease: Findings from the Wisconsin Registry for Alzheimer’s Prevention (WRAP)”
11:45 a.m. – 12:05 p.m.
Alexandru Iordan, Ph.D. – University of Michigan
“Neuroplasticity in Aging: Effects of Cognitive Training and Neuromodulation”
12:05 – 1:15 p.m. Lunch and poster viewing (poster session begins at 12:30 pm)
1:15 – 2:00 p.m. Keynote Presentation
Wassim Tarraf, Ph.D. - Associate Professor, Institute of Gerontology and Department of Healthcare Sciences, Wayne State University
“ADRD Disparities and their Impact on Distal Healthcare Outcomes”
2:00 – 2:20 p.m.
Kelly DuBois, Ph.D. – Michigan State University
"Bugs, Blood, and Brains: Plasma-derived Bacterial Extracellular Vesicles and their Potential Roles in Alzheimer's Disease and Related Dementias"
2:20 – 3:00 p.m. Coffee break and poster viewing
3:00 – 3:20 p.m.
Tongtong Li, Ph.D. – Michigan State University
“Discrimination of Healthy Controls and Patients with Mild Cognitive Impairment based on Resting-State EEG”
3:20 – 3:40 p.m.
Pilar Rivero-Rios, Ph.D. – University of Michigan
“Discovery of a Novel Endomembrane Recycling Pathway Critical for Synaptic Function”
3:40 – 4:00 p.m.
Xin Wang, Ph.D., M.P.H. – University of Michigan
"Metals Exposure, Dementia, and Longitudinal Trajectories of Cognition, Functioning, and Neuropsychiatric Symptoms"
4:00 p.m. Closing Remarks and Poster Awards