The Brain Aging Conference - Professionals Day provides medical professionals an opportunity to earn continuing education credits and learn about trends and research related to caring for those with Alzheimer’s and related disorders.

Agenda

7:30 am - 8:00 am  |  Registration, Visit Resource Tables, Light Breakfast

 

8:00 am - 8:15 am  |  Introduction and Opening Remarks
Erin Hascup, PhD  Director, Dale and Deborah Smith Center for Alzheimer’s Research and Treatment, Associate Professor, Departments of Neurology and Pharmacology, Neuroscience Institute, SIU School of Medicine

 

8:15 am - 9:15 am  |  Multi-Domain Intervention for the Prevention of Late in Life Alzheimer’s Disease and Dementia
Francesca Mangialasche, PhD, MD
 Geriatrician Division of Clinical Geriatrics and Aging Research Center, Alzheimer Research Center Department of Neurobiology, Care Sciences and Society, Karolinska Institute

 

9:15 am - 10:15 am  |  MIND Diet for Dementia
Charlyn Fargo Ware, MS, RD, LDN
 Curriculum Development Specialist, Department of Medical Education, SIU School of Medicine
Stacy Sattovia, MD, MBA  Associate Professor of Clinical Medicine, Hospitalist, Medical Director, Office of Continuing Professional Development Co-Director, Professional DevelopmentPillar, Center for Human and Organizational Potential, Certified Culinary Medicine Specialist, SIU School of Medicine

 

10:15 am - 10:30 am  |  BREAK

 

10:30 am - 11:30 am  |  “Detox” the Brain with Deep Sleep
Shelley Tischkau, PhD
 Professor, Department of Pharmacology, SIU School of Medicine

 

11:30 am - 12:00 pm  |  Pharmacological Treatment: FDA and Over-the-Counter Options
Tom Ala, MD  
Professor of Clinical Neurology, Department of Neurology, SIU School of Medicine

 

12:00 pm - 1:00 pm  |  LUNCH

 

1:00 pm - 2:00 pm  | Cognitive and Emotional Impacts of COVID-19
Kevin Hascup, PhD
 Research Assistant Professor, Neuroscience Institute, SIU School of Medicine
Andrea Perkins, APRN, FNP-BC  Department of Neurology, SIU School of Medicine

 

2:00 pm - 2:20 pm  |  Update on Research at the Dale and Deborah Smith Center for Alzheimer’s Research and Treatment
Barbara Lokaitis, BA, CCRP  
Senior Research Coordinator, Center for Clinical Research, SIU School of Medicine

 

2:20 pm - 2:45 pm  |  BREAK

 

2:45 pm - 3:30 pm  |  Normal Cognitive Aging in the SIU Longitudinal Cognitive Aging Study
Mehul Trivedi, PhD  
Assistant Professor of Clinical Psychiatry, SIU School of Medicine

 

3:30 pm - 4:15 pm  |  Use It or Lose It — The Role of Brain Exercises
Cindy Womack, DNP, FNP-BC, CNRN
 Dale and Deborah Smith Center for Alzheimer’s Research and Treatment, Neuroscience Institute, SIU School of Medicine

 

4:15 pm - 4:30 pm  |  Recommendations for the Future
Erin Hascup, PhD  
Director, Dale and Deborah Smith Center for Alzheimer’s Research and Treatment, Associate Professor, Departments of Neurology and Pharmacology, Neuroscience Institute, SIU School of Medicine