South Texas Alzheimer’s Conference convenes Feb. 23-25

Alzheimer's patients

The Hispanic/Latino population is at an increased risk of Alzheimer’s and dementia.

Experts from around the world will gather at the South Texas Alzheimer’s Conference Feb. 23-25 to better understand the disease in this growing population.

“We want to increase Hispanic enrollment in clinical trials,” said Sudha Seshadri, M.D., founding director of the Glenn Biggs Institute for Alzheimer’s and Neurodegenerative Diseases and the Robert R. Barker Distinguished University Professor of Neurology, Psychiatry and Cellular and Integrative Physiology.

Health care professionals, scientists and students interested in collaboration and discussion on transformational care, research and therapeutics in Alzheimer’s disease will be in attendance.

Presentation themes will include:

  • Alzheimer’s disease in the Hispanic population.
  • Precision omics.
  • Cognitive and neuroimaging approaches to the diagnosis, prevention and treatment of dementia.
  • Novel approaches to the care and treatment of patients and care partners including home-based care.

The conference will begin with an opening reception and dinner on Sunday, Feb. 23, at UT Health San Antonio, and will shift venues to the Briscoe Western Art Museum for daylong sessions Monday and Tuesday, Feb. 24 and 25.

There is a free public event for the community to hear from a panel of experts at UT Health San Antonio’s Holly Auditorium on Feb. 23.

The conference is presented by the Glenn Biggs Institute for Alzheimer’s and Neurodegenerative Diseases in partnership with the Alzheimer’s Association.

Read the full news release.



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