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Register online now or call 1-800-272-3900.

The McGinty Conference is Oregon’s leading research and education event that highlights Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias.  Coming up on its 19th year, the McGinty Conference honors Dr. Dean McGinty, a Portland geriatrician, an early advocate for those living with dementia and a pioneer in the Alzheimer’s family-support movement.

Since Dr. McGinty’s death in 1995, the Alzheimer’s Association Oregon Chapter has convened experts at the McGinty Conference to lead interactive sessions that focus on the many issues related to Alzheimer’s.

The McGinty Conference is geared toward individuals personally and/or professionally affected by this devastating disease. The 2017 conference will be held November 14 at the Oregon Convention Center in Portland. More than 600 participants are expected.

Rates: Professional- $100  |  Student- $50  |  Current family caregiver- free*
*A limited number of free tickets are available to family caregiver tickets through a grant from Oregon Care Partners.

Conference Agenda

                                

If you are interested in presenting or joining us as a sponsor in 2017,
contact Sarah Holland.


Thank you to our 2017 sponsors!


 

Family Caregiver Sponsor

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Chancellor Health Care


 

 

Morning Keynote:

James A. Hendrix, Ph.D

James A. Hendrix, Ph.D., is director, global science initiatives, at the Alzheimer’s Association. As a member of the Medical and Scientific Relations Division, he provides leadership on specific domestic and international efforts focused on advancing the division’s science agenda. A critical element of his role is to manage industry consortia such as the Alzheimer’s Association Research Roundtable (AARR); lead the Global Biomarker Standardization Consortium; manage and direct future meeting efforts and output; and assist with the coordination of the $100 million dollar Imaging Dementia-Evidence for Amyloid Scanning (IDEAS) Study on the clinical usefulness of amyloid PET imaging.

 

Dr. Hendrix received his Ph.D. and a postdoctoral fellowship from Colorado State University. Before joining the Alzheimer’s Association, Dr. Hendrix was a pharmaceutical scientist with a focus on drug discovery for CNS diseases. Dr. Hendrix spent 18 years working at Sanofi-Aventis and predecessor companies, where he rose to level of senior director, U.S. site head for CNS research. He also spent two years working in the biotech industry with various companies, including Oligomerix, which is focused on tau for the treatment of Alzheimer’s disease.

Luncheon Keynote:

Dr. Larry Sherman is a Professor in the Department of Cell, Developmental and Cancer Biology and in the Neuroscience Graduate Program at the Oregon Health & Science University. He is also the President of the Oregon Chapter of the Society for Neuroscience. He has over 80 publications related to brain development and neurodegenerative diseases including Alzheimer’s disease and multiple sclerosis. He serves on a number of national scientific review panels for the National Institutes of Health, the Congressionally-Directed Medical Research Programs, and others. He has made numerous television appearances, discussing various topics related to neuroscience. He has also given hugely popular talks and performances (including playing the piano) around the globe on topics that include music and the brain, the neuroscience of pleasure and love, the neuroscience of racism, the neuroscience of post-traumatic stress disorder, and how genes and environment together contribute to brain development and personality. He was invited by John Frohnmayer, former head of the National Endowment for the Arts, to serve on a panel discussing the origins of creativity that was filmed for PBS. The Oregon Museum of Science and Industry and Portland Monthly Magazine recognized Dr. Sherman as one of the most innovative people in the State of Oregon. He was also the 2012 Teacher of the Year at the Oregon Health & Science University School of Medicine.


 

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