The Annual Markesbery Symposium is named in honor and memory of the late William R. Markesbery, MD, founding Director of the Sanders-Brown Center on Aging.
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Approximately 500 registrants attended the Second Annual Markesbery Symposium on Aging and Dementia held Nov 9-10, 2012. This two day program offered sessions for both the scientific and community audience. Keynote speakers and faculty of the Sanders-Brown Center on Aging addressed the latest in Alzheimer's disease, presented their findings, and answered questions from the audience. 42 posters were presented.
Markesbery Symposium 2012 Online Sessions
The two outstanding keynote presentations from the 2012 Markesbery Symposium are available online for viewing and continuing medical education credit. This annual symposium is part of the education mission of the UK Sander's Brown Center on Aging to improve the health and quality of life of the elderly population.
Topics featured are "From Concussion to Dementia: Key Roles for ApoE" and "Alzheimer's Disease Risk: Pathogenesis, Early Detection, and How Normal Brain Functions Such As Sleep May Be Important."
Outstanding Poster Award Winners:
Melissa Bradley - Chemistry
Colin Rogers - SCoBIRC
Melanie Pleiss - Pharmacology
Michael Kahle -Anatomy and Neurobiology
Community Session – SBCoA faculty PowerPoint presentations:
Developing Therapies - Paul Murphy, PhD
Community Education and Outreach - Deborah Danner, PhD
Staying Sharp - Frederick Schmitt, PhD
Nutritional Supplements for Brain Health - Gregory Jicha, MD, PhD
Photos on Facebook (coming soon)
The Sanders-Brown Center on Aging gratefully acknowledges the support of all of our sponsors. Your support enabled us to provide the highest quality programming.
Educational Grant Support:
This activity was supported by educational grants from Baxter Healthcare Corporation and Lilly USA, LLC. For further information concerning Lilly grant funding visit www.lillygrantoffice.com.
Presenting Sponsor - Community Session