Alzheimer's Disease & Related Disorders Research Day

Each year, the Wisconsin Alzheimer's Disease Research Center presents the Alzheimer's Disease & Related Disorders Research Day. The event is designed to encourage collaboration and promote scientific thought among faculty, students, and researchers from a wide range of disciplines across the UW-Madison campus.

Event Date: March 23, 2018

Howard J. Federoff, MD, PhD, is Vice Chancellor, Health Affairs and CEO, UCI Health, for the University of California, Irvine. This dual role ensures a vital alignment of both the clinical and the academic and research missions of the university.

A nationally renowned clinical and research leader and a groundbreaking investigator for neurological disorders, Dr. Federoff’s research discovered and validated a predictive blood test for those at risk for Alzheimer’s disease. He has been published in more than 250 peer reviewed and invited articles and serves as a reviewer for many journals, and currently serves on the editorial boards of five journals. Dr. Federoff served as chair of the NIH Recombinant DNA Advisory Committee from 2007-2010. He chairs the Gene Therapy Resource Program for NHLBI, was president for the American Society for Neural Therapy and Repair (2012-2013), and was president of the American Society for Experimental Neurotherapeutics (2014-2016). Dr. Federoff is an elected Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science and the National Academy of Inventors.

Prior to his arrival at UCI, Dr. Federoff was the Executive Vice President for Health Sciences and Executive Dean of the School of Medicine at Georgetown University.


Discovery Building


Registration will open in mid-January.

Poster session

The Wisconsin ADRC invites abstract submissions on topics related to Alzheimer’s disease and related disorders.

Deadline for submission: Wednesday, February 21, 2018

Notification date: Thursday, March 1, 2018

Abstract submissions will be reviewed by members of the Alzheimer’s Disease & Related Disorders Research Day Committee. The poster session will be limited to 28 posters. The top abstract in each trainee level category (undergraduate; graduate student or research specialist; and fellow, post doc, or research scientist) will be invited to give a podium presentation during Alzheimer's Disease & Related Disorders Research Day. Awards will be given to the top presenters, and poster award winners will be announced at 5:00 p.m. on the day the event.

Click here for the online abstract submission form. For submission questions, please email Eva Davenport.


Past Events


June 30, 2017

Keynote speaker:

Paul Aisen, MD, founding director of the University of Southern California (USC) Alzheimer’s Therapeutic Research Institute (ATRI) in San Diego, an organization with the mission to accelerate the development of effective therapies for AD. Prior to joining the USC faculty, Dr. Aisen had been professor of Neurosciences at University of California, San Diego (UCSD) School of Medicine and director of the Alzheimer’s Disease Cooperative Study from 2007 through 2015. As director of ATRI, he will be continuing his work on the development, design and implementation of multicenter trials, collaborating with academic groups and pharmaceutical companies.

View a PDF of the event flyer.

Watch a video of the day's presentations.