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​Research is constantly teaching us new things about Alzheimer’s. But if you’re not a scientist or medical expert, it can be hard to know what to make of the headlines we see in the news! 

That’s why we host our statewide Alzheimer’s Research Conference. We hope you’ll join us on November 15th  to unpack news headlines and learn about the exciting advances underway in the world of Alzheimer’s research.

Registration & exhibits open at 9:15 AM.
Program begins at 9:50 AM, ending at 3:30 PM.
Light breakfast and lunch provided.

General registration is free of charge. For those seeking CEUs, a $65 registration option will provide hours for Nursing, Long-Term Care Administrators or AHEC CEUs.

Register today! Sign up online or call our 24/7 Helpline at 800-272-3900.

Our featured speakers include national and local experts. You’ll learn how researchers are working to find better ways to detect and treat Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias — and perhaps one day prevent them!

Featured topics and speakers:

Advancing the Science: The Latest in Alzheimer’s Research 
Rebecca M. Edelmayer, Ph.D.

Director, Scientific Engagement, Medical and Scientific Relations
Alzheimer’s Association, Chicago, IL

Health Care Utilization and Cost for Persons with Alzheimer’s Disease or a Related Dementia
Caitlin Torrence, Ph.D. Candidate, MS, MA

Ph.D. Candidate in Applied Health Evaluation and Research & Research Associate II, Office of Research & Organizational Development,
Clemson University, Clemson, SC

Concussion and Alzheimer’s: Alzheimer’s Disease Neuroimaging Initiative (ADNI) Data Analysis
John R. Absher, MD, FAAN 

Director of the Dementia and Neurobehavior Assessment Clinic, Neurolmaging Research Core, & Summer Neurolmaging Research Program,
Prisma Health-Upstate, Greenville, SC

Blood Vessels and Dementia? Tell Me More
Adviye Ergul, MD, Ph.D., FAHA

Professor, Department of Pathology & Laboratory Medicine, 
Medical University of South Carolina, Charleston, SC
Senior Research Career Scientist
Ralph H. Johnson VA Medical Center, Charleston, SC

Brain Imaging and Early Detection of Alzheimer’s Disease
Jane E. Joseph, Ph.D

Professor of Neuroscience, Department of Neurosciences
Director of the Neuroimaging Division
Medical University of South Carolina, Charleston, SC