Alzheimer’s Issues 2011

Date: May 22-25, 2011
Location: Washington, DC

Click here for info and to apply to NPF's 2012 Alzheimer's Issues program

On May 22 - 25, we conducted our second comprehensive program for journalists on Alzheimer’s Disease, a looming public health issue on which we already spend one percent of our gross domestic product in the U.S. This four-day, all-expenses-paid program featured experts on topics including the latest research in Alzheimer’s prevention, diagnosis and treatment; the soaring costs of care and lost productivity; global aging and its implications; the personal stress of care-giving; ethical issues around Alzheimer’s Disease; ideas for change, and more. In journalist-only discussions, we introduced web resources and talked about ways to present this complex story. For more resources, view the 2010 program agenda and resources and read what past program fellows had to say. This year’s speakers included:

  • Harry Johns, President, CEO, Alzheimer’s Association
  • Steven DeKosky, M.D., M.D., Dean, School of Medicine, University of Virginia
  • Richard Jackson, Director and Senior Fellow, Global Aging Initiative Center for Strategic and International Studies
  • Dr. Laurie Ryan, M.D., M.P.H. National Institute on Aging, Division of Neuroscience
  • Julie P.W. Bynum, Associate Director, Center for Health Policy Research The Dartmouth Institute
  • Dr. James Cooper, Associate Clinical Professor, Geriatrics and Palliative Care, GW Medical Faculty Associates

This program was underwritten by Pfizer Inc., contributions from the Lawrence Taishoff Endowment Fund at NPF, and the NPF programs fund. Our guidelines for program sponsors are here.

Resources

  • The Demographics of Global Aging [download]
    Richard Jackson [read bio]
    Director and Senior Fellow, Global Aging Initiative
  • The Demographics of Global Aging [download]
    Richard Jackson [read bio]
    Director and Senior Fellow, Global Aging Initiative
  • Keynote Address [download]
    Harry Johns [read bio]
    President, CEO, Alzheimer’s Association
  • What Do We Know About Prevention and Diagnosis? [download]
    Dr. Laurie Ryan [read bio]
    National Institute On Aging, Division Of Neuroscience
  • What Do We Know About Prevention and Diagnosis? [download]
    Dr. Laurie Ryan [read bio]
    National Institute On Aging, Division Of Neuroscience
  • Demographics and the Cost of Alzheimer's [download]
    Julie P.W. Bynum [read bio]
    Associate Director, Center For Health Policy Research
  • Demographics and the Cost of Alzheimer's [download]
    Julie P.W. Bynum [read bio]
    Associate Director, Center For Health Policy Research
  • Toward Treatment and Cure: Latest Research [download]
    Dr. R Scott Turner [read bio]
    Program Director, Memory Disorders Program Georgetown University
  • Toward Treatment and Cure: Latest Research [download]
    Dr. R Scott Turner [read bio]
    Program Director, Memory Disorders Program Georgetown University
  • Alzheimer's Legislation Update from Capitol Hill [download]
  • A Caregiver's Perspective [download]
    Abe S. Ashcanase [read bio]
    Caregiver to Wife with Alzheimer's
  • Abe Ashcanase's Photos [download]
    Abe S. Ashcanase [read bio]
    Caregiver to Wife with Alzheimer's
  • Caregiving: An Overview [download]
    Edna Ballard, MSW, A.C.S.W. [read bio]
    Senior Fellow, Center for the Study of Aging and Human Development and Clinical Associate, Duke Family Support Program
  • Caregiving: An Overview [download]
    Edna Ballard, MSW, A.C.S.W. [read bio]
    Senior Fellow, Center for the Study of Aging and Human Development and Clinical Associate, Duke Family Support Program
  • After the Diagnosis [download]
    Erica F.Wood [read bio]
    Assistant Director, American Bar Association Commission on Law and Aging
  • After the Diagnosis [download]
    Erica F.Wood [read bio]
    Assistant Director, American Bar Association Commission on Law and Aging
  • Advances in Alzheimer's Disease: New technologies, new ethical issues [download]
    Steven Dekosky, M.D. [read bio]
    Vice President And Dean, University Of Virginia School Of Medicine
  • Advances in Alzheimer's Disease: New technologies, new ethical issues [download]
    Steven Dekosky, M.D. [read bio]
    Vice President And Dean, University Of Virginia School Of Medicine

Fellows

  • Iris Adler
    Program Manager, WBUR
  • M.J. Andersen
    Editorial Writer, The Providence Journal
  • Tracy Breton
    Investigative/Legal Affairs Reporter , The Providence Journal
  • Anita Creamer
    Senior Writer, The Sacramento Bee
  • Tiffani Davis
    Freelance Producer, ABC NEWS / CBS NEWS
  • Thomas Goldsmith
    Generations Reporter, The News & Observer, Raleigh, NC
  • Kimberly Ha
    Global Editor, Biopharm Insight
  • Andrea Hart
    Local Editor, Wilmette-Kenilworth Patch, Patch.com
  • Aaron James
    Independent
  • Kim Kozlowski
    Reporter, The Detroit News
  • Elizabeth Landau
    Writer/Producer, CNN
  • Euna Lhee
    Multimedia Health Reporter, Florida Public Radio/HealthyState.org
  • Sigrid Lupieri
    Staff Writer, Community Health Magazine
  • Laura Newman
    Blogger, Patient POV
  • Gabrielle Strobel
    Executive Editor, Alzheimer Research Forum
  • Warren Wolfe
    Staff Writer, Minneapolis Star Tribune
  • Lesley Wright
    Reporter, Arizona Republic

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