Alzheimer's Symposium

WHAT: The Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center (TTUHSC) School of Nursing at Abilene and Hendrick Medical Center will host an inaugural Alzheimer’s Symposium, “Ethical Dilemmas and Current Research in Alzheimer’s Disease & Other Dementias,” for physicians, nurses, social workers and other interested health care professionals who provide care for Alzheimer’s patients.

WHEN: 9:30 a.m.- 3:30 p.m. Friday (April 26)

WHERE: TTUHSC School of Nursing Building, 1674 Pine St., Room 2000, Abilene, Texas

EVENT: Keynote speakers and topics are:

  • “Decreasing Inappropriate Use of Antipsychotic Medications in the Dementia Population,” Mark A. Burns, M.D., adjunct professor of psychiatry, University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio
  • “Ethical Issues in Dementia Care,” Samuel D. Brinkman, Ph.D., president of Dementia Screening Inc.
  • “The New Frontier of Alzheimer’s Disease Research,” Meharvan Singh, Ph.D., assistant dean for graduate education and research, University of North Texas Health Science Center at Fort Worth Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences

Registration is $75 for health care professionals and $25 for students. For more information, visit www.ttuhsc.edu/son or contact Ava Walker at (325) 696-0501 or Kristin Wright at (325) 696-0535.

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