Madison, Wisconsin — More than 5 million Americans live with Alzheimer’s disease. This number is expected to climb to nearly 14 million by 2050, unless doctors and scientists find ways to prevent and treat the disease.
Experts will discuss recent advancements in the race to cure Alzheimer’s disease at the inaugural Science of Successful Aging Summit, April 18-19, 2017, presented by the UW School of Medicine and Public Health and the Division of Geriatrics & Gerontology within the Department of Medicine.
“The cutting-edge information presented at the summit will lead to a better understanding of the biology of healthy aging and play a pivotal role in the discovery of novel treatments and prevention strategies for Alzheimer’s disease,” says Dr. Sanjay Asthana, Duncan G. and Lottie H. Ballantine Chair in Geriatrics, professor and head of the Division of Geriatrics and Gerontology, and associate dean for gerontology at UWSMPH.
Under the event theme “The Aging Brain and Dementia,” the summit’s goal is to bring together local, national and international scientists for a collaborative, cross-disciplinary exchange of ideas focused on aging research. Summit sessions will be delivered by world-renowned experts in Alzheimer’s disease and dementia.
The course is designed for basic scientists and clinical researchers involved or interested in the science of brain health and aging. Academics, industry representatives, and students and trainees of all levels are encouraged to attend.