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Annual Fall Lecture

The Wisconsin Alzheimer's Disease Research Center Annual Fall Lecture is held each fall in Madison, Wisconsin. This free community education event offers news about cutting-edge research in Alzheimer's disease and provides information to help people improve brain heath and live healthier lives. The event is sponsored by the Wisconsin Geriatric Education Center (WGEC).


The date for the 2018 Annual Fall Lecture has not been announced.

Past Events


"The Science Behind Alzheimer's Disease Prevention & Brain Health"

October 4, 2017

Sanjay Asthana, MD, director, Wisconsin Alzheimer's Disease Research Center
"News from the Wisconsin Alzheimer's Disease Research Center"
(Watch video of presentation.)

Martha Clare Morris, ScD, Rush University, an authority on nutrition and aging and the creator of the MIND diet for healthy brain aging
"Nutrition and Dementia: The MIND Diet"
(Watch video of presentation.)

Heather Johnson, MD, University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health Division of Cardiovascular Medicine
"Keys to a Healthy Heart and a Healthy Mind"
(Watch video of presentation.)

Jill Barnes, PhD, University of Wisconsin-Madison Department of Kinesiology
"The Role of Exercise in Healthy Aging"
(Watch video of presentation.)

View a PDF of the event program.

View the transcribed Q & A from the program.


"Exploring the Genetics of Alzheimer's Disease"

October 25, 2016

Lindsay Farrer, PhD, Boston University Schools of Medicine and Public Health
"Leveraging Ethnic Diversity to Decipher the Genetic Basis of Alzheimer’s Disease"