Markesbery Symposium 2012
The Markesbery Symposium on Aging and Dementia is named in honor and memory of the late William R. Markesbery, MD, founding Director of the Sanders-Brown Center on Aging and Alzheimer’s Disease Center at the University of Kentucky. The annual symposium is part of the educational mission of the Center on Aging to improve the health and quality of life of the elderly in Kentucky and beyond through dissemination of knowledge about the aging process and age-related brain diseases such as Alzheimer’s disease, and through research, education and clinical programs that promote healthy brain aging. This aim of this year’s symposium was to educate health care professionals, researchers, and the community about the state of the field of aging, the risk of Alzheimer’s disease, and early detection of memory changes. The program featured two outstanding keynote speakers, additional presentations and a scientific poster session highlighting the latest research findings, and concluded with an interactive question and answer session for the community audience on memory and brain health issues. I encourage you to access the online sessions offered through CECentral to hear the keynote speakers’ impressive presentations and learn the latest updates on aging and risk factors for Alzheimer’s disease, early detection and mechanisms of dementia.
Linda J. Van Eldik, PhD
Director, Sanders-Brown Center on Aging and Alzheimer’s Disease Center
University of Kentucky
- Introduction - A Tribute To William Markesbery
- Module 1 - From Concussion to Dementia: Key Roles for ApoE
- Module 2 - Alzheimer’s Disease Risk: Pathogenesis, Early Detection, and How Normal Brain Functions Such As Sleep May Be Important