Alzheimer’s and dementia researchers invited to submit posters and participate in inaugural Science of Successful Aging Summit

Madison, Wisconsin — More than 5 million Americans live with Alzheimer’s disease. This number is expected to climb to nearly 14 million by 2050, unless doctors and scientists find ways to prevent and treat the disease.

Experts will discuss recent advancements in the race to cure Alzheimer’s disease at the inaugural Science of Successful Aging Summit, April 18-19, 2017, presented by the UW School of Medicine and Public Health and the Division of Geriatrics & Gerontology within the Department of Medicine.

“The cutting-edge information presented at the summit will lead to a better understanding of the biology of healthy aging and play a pivotal role in the discovery of novel treatments and prevention strategies for Alzheimer’s disease,” says Dr. Sanjay Asthana, Duncan G. and Lottie H. Ballantine Chair in Geriatrics, professor and head of the Division of Geriatrics and Gerontology, and associate dean for gerontology at UWSMPH.

Under the event theme “The Aging Brain and Dementia,” the summit’s goal is to bring together local, national and international scientists for a collaborative, cross-disciplinary exchange of ideas focused on aging research. Summit sessions will be delivered by world-renowned experts in Alzheimer's disease and dementia.

The course is designed for basic scientists and clinical researchers involved or interested in the science of brain health and aging. Academics, industry representatives, and students and trainees of all levels are encouraged to attend.

Call for Posters

Summit participants are invited to submit abstracts for review by a scientific committee (please note that you must register for the conference in order for your abstract to be considered).

  • Posters will be presented and cash prizes awarded at the networking reception on April 18 and cash prizes will be awarded during opening remarks on April 19
  • Submission date: April 3, 2017

This event is presented by the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health, the Department of Medicine and the Division of Geriatrics & Gerontology with additional support from the American Federation for Aging Research and the John A. Hartford Foundation.