Part 1: News/notes from Alzheimer’s Association Researchers’ Symposium at Stanford

Today, world leaders in Alzheimer’s research have gathered at the Alzheimer’s Association of Northern California and Northern Nevada’s Alzheimer’s Researchers’ Symposium. The Symposium is a place for the brightest minds in Northern California Alzheimer’s research to gather, present their latest work, network and collaborate.

Approximately 150 Alzheimer's researchers learn the latest from their peers

The Symposium is a place for the brightest minds in Northern California Alzheimer’s research to gather, present their latest work, network and collaborate.

Following a warm welcome from Event Chair Tony Wyss Coray from Stanford University and a few words from Bill Fisher, CEO of the Alzheimer’s Association, Northern California and Northern Nevada the presentations began. First up was William Theis, chief medical and scientific officer with the national Alzheimer’s Association office, who reviewed the Alzheimer’s Association’s role in the scientific community.

Next were three fascinating presentations on research in the areas of cellular and molecular neuroscience from researchers at the Gladstone Institutes on Neurological Disease and the Buck Institute for Research on Aging. This was followed by a Q&A panel with the presenters who fielded some difficult questions in a room filled with their peers!

Next: presentations about clinical and translational neuroscience from researchers at Stanford, UCSF and UC Davis.