The Alzheimer’s Association, New York City Chapter will host a free community event on March 13, 2012 at 6 p.m. in The Times Center in midtown Manhattan.
Moderated by WCBS-TV Medical Reporter Dr. Max Gomez the event will focus on raising awareness about the disease in an event called “The Role of Genetics in Alzheimer’s Disease: An Evolving Landscape.”
The event will feature several prominent speakers including:
- - Jed Levine, M.A., Executive Vice President & Director of Programs and Services, Alzheimer’s Association, New York City Chapter
- - Richard Mayeux, M.D., M.S., Chairman, Department of Neurology and Co-Director, Taub Institute for Research on Alzheimer’s Disease and the Aging Brain, Columbia University
- - Roy Twyman, M.D., Vice President, Head of CNS Development, Neuroscience Therapeutic Area, Janssen Research & Development, L.L.C.
- - Jennifer Williamson, M.S., M.P.H., Genetic Counselor, Taub Institute for Research on Alzheimer’s Disease and the Aging Brain, Columbia University
Speaking about the importance of the event and understanding the role Alzheimer’s has based on genetics Lou-Ellen Barkan, President and CEO of the Alzheimer’s Association, New York City Chapter says:
“The role of genetics in Alzheimer’s is often misunderstood. This expert panel, led by Dr. Gomez, the Janssen team and world renowned medical researchers, will set the record straight and provide members of the Alzheimer’s community with reliable, easy-to-understand and up-to-date information.”
If you’re interested in learning more about the event you can visit www.alznyc.org/genetics.
Do you plan on taking part in the one day event in New York City?