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Educational Workshop: Health Disparities in Alzheimer’s Research – Methodological Considerations
Friday, July 12, 2019
1 – 5 p.m.
Intercontinental Los Angeles Downtown Hotel, Hollywood Room
The National Institute on Aging (NIA) has taken special efforts to support research endeavors that explore health disparities related to aging. The NIA Health Disparities Research Framework is used to assess progress and opportunities toward stimulating multi-level aging research, at environmental, sociocultural, behavioral and biological levels of analysis. The goal of this educational workshop is to examine disparities in Alzheimer’s disease (AD) with special emphasis on study design and methodological considerations when linking multi-level factors to AD disparities. The presentations will focus on Alzheimer biomarkers evaluation and the use of various life course perspectives.
Topic 1: State of the Alzheimer’s Disease Biomarker in Health Disparities
Sterling C. Johnson, Ph.D., University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health
Presentation: 30 minutes; Discussion: 15 minutes
Topic 2: Rigorous Approaches to Evaluating Drivers and Solutions for Health Disparities
Topic 3: Emerging Directions for Improving Health Disparities Research in Alzheimer’s Disease
Presentation: 30 minutes; Discussion: 20 minutes
Discussion [45 minutes]
Educational workshops come with separate registration fees in addition to AAIC full conference registration. Workshops can also be purchased as stand-alone events. Registration for this workshop opened in February.