FTD and CTE are very similar in their clinical features and in terms of their risk factors, such as TBI. Both CTE and FTD are known to be associated with tau deposition.
This conference will bring together world class investigators to discuss this commonality in the areas of Neuropathology, Neuroimaging, Neuroscience and Basic Science and Animal Models and pose questions such as; is CTE a trigger for FTD?
This activity has been approved for a maximum of 9.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™.
FTLDA Scientific Conference Speakers
Paul Schulz, MD Moderator
Adam Boxer, MD, PhD
Matthew Cykowski, MD
Bess Frost, PhD
Bertrand Huber, MD, PhD
James Donald Lechleiter, PhD
Joseph C. Masdeu, MD, PhD
Graham Family Distinguished Endowed Chair in Neurological Sciences
Director, Nantz National Alzheimer Center & Neuroimaging,Houston Methodist Stanley H. Appel Department of Neurology
Professor of Neurology, Weill Medical College of Cornell University
Houston Methodist Hospital, Dept. of Neurology
Summer Ott, PysD
Daniel Perl, MD
Professor of Pathology (Neuropathology)
Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences
F Edward Hebert School of Medicine
Director, Center for Neuroscience and Regenerative
Medicine Brain Tissue Repository
Jennifer Sharpe Potter, PhD, MPH
Erik Roberson, MD, PhD
University of Alabama, Birmingham
Patsy W. and Charles A. Collat Professor of Neuroscience
Director, Alzheimer’s Disease Center
Co-Director, Center for Neurodegeneration and Experimental Therapeutics
Co-Director, McKnight Brain Institute
Gary Solomon, PhD
David A. Wassarman, PhD
Wai “Ho” H Yu, PhD
The Frontotemporal Lobar Degeneration Association is dedicated to its mission; To raise awareness, educate medical professionals, and advance research of FTD and related neurological disorders.
FTLDA is working toward their mission goals by:
* Providing speakers to raise awareness.
* Coordinating neuroscientists to participate in Grand Rounds to educate medical professionals.
* Facilitating the donation of brain tissue, and essential fluids with families with loved ones with FTD directly to FTD specific laboratories for the advancement of research.
FTLDA is acting in response to the National Institute of Health, National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke Conference: Alzheimer’s Disease- Related Dementias, Research Challenges and Opportunities
Recommendation: Establish an international network of FTD cohorts and collect clinical, genetic, and biomarker data in a centralized database/coordinating center. read more
FTLDA also encourages high school students in San Antonio, Houston and the south Texas region who are interested in neuroscience to participate in the South Texas Brain Bee. The STBB is an official chapter of the International Brain Bee.
UT Health Science Center – President’s Gala 2016
On September 24, 2016 the University of Texas Health Science Center hosted a President’s gala honoring Major General (USA retired) Joe & Patty Robles. Members of FTLDA attended this event and can be seen in the photo below. Left to right: Paul Schulz M.D., Sarah Oxford (executive director FTLDA), Mary Alice and Henry Cisneros (president FTLDA) & Terri Bratton (FTLDA founder).