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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?
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
Become a sponsor of the 6th Annual Michael Bratton Memorial Golf Tournament Benefitting FTLDA and reserve your space on the registration website. You will be recognized for your commitment to help FTLDA END DEMENTIA in the program and in person at the Awards Dinner.
Contact Terri Bratton or Sarah Oxford for Sponsorship details; firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com. Or you may contact FTLDA at 210.824.9510.
Winner of the 4th Annual SOUTH TEXAS Brain Bee
January 16, 2016 University of Texas Health Science Center
Rahul Vegiraju, Westwood High School, Austin TX
2nd Place: Glori Das, Keystone School, San Antonio, TX
3rd Place: Deanna Smith, Claudia Taylor Johnson High School, San Antonio, TX
Rahul Vegiraju will compete in the U.S. Brain Bee at the University of Maryland (March 18-20)to represent the U.S. in the International Brain Bee in Copenhagen, Denmark.
By Bruce Miller
Dementia is a collection of symptoms caused by a number of different disorders, including neurodegenerative diseases like Alzheimer’s disease and frontotemporal dementia. The term dementia describes a progressive decline in memory or other cognitive functions that interferes with the ability to perform your usual daily activities (driving, shopping, balancing a checkbook, working, communicating, etc.). One of the major risk factors for developing dementia is age, meaning the older you are, the more likely you are to develop it. Age-related risk applies to many other conditions like heart disease and vascular problems, which means a single person may have two or more concurrent health problems leading to cognitive, behavioral, or motor symptoms. This co-morbidity can make both diagnosis and treatment more complicated.