On May 7th, 2018 the Michigan Alzheimer’s Disease Center hosted its second annual Research Symposium. The event was held in Detroit at the Wayne State University Student Center Ballroom in collaboration with the Wayne State University Institute of Gerontology and Michigan State University. This year’s continuation of the Center theme, Beyond Amyloid, attracted over 200 researchers to learn more about current research in Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias. Those who attended and presented varied in their fields of expertise, years of experience, and university affiliations.
In addition to poster presentations, the day included several oral presentations from the Michigan Alzheimer’s Disease Center’s junior investigator mentees who recently completed their two-year training. Keynote speakers were two internationally recognized experts in dementia research: Dr. Charles DeCarli, MD, Director of the Alzheimer’s Disease Center, University of California Davis and Dr. Caleb Finch, PhD-ARCO/William F. Kieschnick Professor of Neurobiology of Aging, University of Southern California.
We will continue rotating this annual event between Michigan’s three major research universities. In 2019, the Symposium will be hosted by Michigan State University.