A free teleconference series offered by USAgainstAlzheimer's Network covering a wide range of topics with leaders in the Alzheimer's community.

Alzheimer's Talks

Latest Talks

March 2014: How close are we to an approved treatment for Alzheimer's?

A discussion with Bernard Munos, Founder of InnoThink, and named one of the 25 most influential people in biopharma by FiercePharma.  He discussed his analysis of the drug pipeline, the status of drugs in it, as well as his recommendations for how we can organize research more effectively and lower the cost of innovation and reduce the risk of failure so that we can get to a cure faster and at lower cost.

This call was made possible by the generous support of the Zickler Family Foundation.

February 2014: The high cost of Alzheimer's and the disproportionate impact on African Americans

A discussion with Dr. Darrell Gaskin, the Deputy Director of the Center for Health Disparities Solutions at John Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, on the report entitled The Costs of Alzheimer's and other Dementias for African-Americans and Stephanie Monroe, Director of the AfricanAmericanNetworkAgainstAlzheimer's.

This call was made possible by the generous support of the Zickler Family Foundation.

January 2014: Have you had 'The Conversation'? End-of-life Choices: Be Proactive.

Did you know that 90% of Americans say it’s important to discuss their own and their loved ones’ wishes for end-of-life care, but only 30% actually do?

Pulitzer-prize winning writer Ellen Goodman founded The Conversation Project to help everyone have this difficult conversation with family members about their end-of-life wishes.

Hear Ellen talk about why she founded this organization. She will share specific tools and resources to help you begin talking with your loved ones and answer questions. Click here to download The Conversation Starter Kit.

This call was made possible by the generous support of Meryl Comer and the Geoffrey Beene Foundation Alzheimer’s Initiative.

July 2013: Could repurposing drugs help us find a treatment for Alzheimer's?

A discussion with Dr. Steven Arnold, Professor of Psychiatry and Neurology, University of Pennsylvania and Director of the Penn Memory Center and Dr. Gary Landreth, Professor of Neurosciences and Neurology and Director, Alzheimer's Research Laboratory, Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine. Dr. Arnold is conducting research into drug repurposing with a diabetes drug and Dr. Landreth is researching alternate uses for an existing cancer drug. They were introduced by Dr. Guy Eakin of BrightFocus Foundation, which funds some of this research.

This call was made possible by the generous support of the Emmanuel J. Friedman Philanthropies.

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