The 2020 National Alzheimer's Summit

The 2020 National Alzheimer's Virtual Summit took place over October 19-21.

All sessions available for on-demand replay below

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2020 National Alzheimer's Summit

Summit Schedule

Starting
5:00 PM
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Hope on the Horizon in the Alzheimer’s Fight

This opening session will look at the efforts to stop Alzheimer's in the 10 years since the founding of UsAgainstAlzheimer's, the important signs of progress, and the hope on the horizon. It will explore the imperatives for a renewed focus in 2021 on Alzheimer's and related dementias for Congress and the White House.

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Featured Speakers
George Vradenburg, The Honorable Amy Klobuchar
Brain Health Conversation
Starting
11:30 AM
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Research You Can Use: Brain Healthy Living

This session will explore the role that healthful eating plays in maintaining good brain health and will feature tips for whipping up a brain healthy snack from one of the nation’s leading experts in functional medicine. "Alzheimer’s Talks" host Meryl Comer will interview Dr. Mark Hyman about his book Food Fix and explore the foods he has in his kitchen for brain health. This session will also include a glimpse into the risk reduction research and community education taking place at the University of Kansas Alzheimer’s Disease Center, including visits to their research kitchen and exercise lab.

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Featured Speakers
Meryl Comer, Mark Hyman
Brain Health Conversation
Starting
12:45 PM
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Edutainment and Alzheimer’s: Utilizing the Arts to Combat Alzheimer’s

Join brain health conscious playwrights, actors and producers for a dialogue about the power of the arts – film, theater, music and television – to help society better understand the different faces of Alzheimer’s, from caregiving to clinical research.

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Featured Speakers
Lauren Miller Rogen, Garrett Davis, Ana Golja, Kimberly Williams-Paisley
Town Hall
Starting
2:00 PM
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On the Path to 2025: Treatments and Diagnostics to Change the Trajectory of the Disease

What are the latest innovations in the drug pipeline?  How important is the need to develop diagnostics that can improve diagnosis and draw more patients into clinical trials, especially patients at high risk of Alzheimer’s? The panel will underscore the critical importance of progress on detection, diagnosis, research and treatments to stop Alzheimer’s. Key question: Will the U.S. meet our national goal of preventing and effectively treating Alzheimer's disease by 2025?

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Featured Speakers
Arnaud Bernaert, Joel Braunstein, Chirfi Guindo, Husseini Manji, Ponni Subbiah
Town Hall
Starting
3:30 PM
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Building a Movement Across the Life Span to Prevent Dementia

Evidence shows that individuals can reduce dementia risk by modifying lifestyle and other health factors across their lifetime. Dementia is interconnected with conditions such as heart disease and diabetes and with obesity, income security and other social determinants of health. Together, these factors translate into higher impacts of Alzheimer’s on communities of color and women and demonstrate the need for a comprehensive approach to brain health. Join experts and advocates for a conversation about brain health across the life span. Key question: How do we build a multisector movement to reduce the prevalence of dementia by 30 percent or more by 2030?

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Featured Speakers
Sarah Smith, Gill Livingston, Chris Nowinski, Eduardo Sanchez, Charlotte Yeh
Fireside Chat
Starting
5:00 PM
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Reimagining Healthcare to Prioritize Equity

This discussion will explore opportunities to reimagine our healthcare system to promote brain health equity for all communities, from access to research to access to preventative health services.

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Featured Speakers
George Vradenburg, Francis Collins, The Honorable David Satcher
Brain Health Conversation
Starting
11:30 AM
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UsAgainstAlzheimer's Book Club

Join two of our nation’s leading voices on aging and health justice—Dr. David Satcher, the 16th U.S. Surgeon General, and best-selling author and NPR host Diane Rehm—for a discussion about their life’s work and their latest books My Quest for Health Equity: Notes on Learning While Leading and When My Time Comes: Conversations About Whether Those Who Are Dying Should Have the Right to Determine When Life Should End, respectively. The conversation, moderated by award-winning journalist Yvonne Latty, will focus on sharing lessons learned from a lifetime of public advocacy to respect the dignity of patients, individuals, and caregivers as they age.

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Featured Speakers
Yvonne Latty, The Honorable David Satcher, Diane Rehm
Brain Health Conversation
Starting
12:45 PM
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Brain Health Advocacy During the Pandemic

Join policy and advocacy experts for a crash course in advocating for brain health during the COVID-19 pandemic. From an overview of key issues such as paid family leave and early detection to tips on educating policymakers in a virtual world, this session will equip you to advance your brain health agenda during this challenging time.

With a special message from Civil Rights Leader Dolores Huerta.

>> Download the Advocacy Toolkit PDF

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Featured Speakers
Niles Godes, Susan Emmer, Brian Hess, Stephanie Monroe, Dolores Huerta
Town Hall
Starting
2:00 PM
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No Access, No Justice: Addressing Systemic Racism in Alzheimer’s Research and Health Services

The impacts of systemic racism are being discussed more openly than ever before, from policing to COVID-19’s effects on people of color. This town hall will explore the role that systemic racism has played in shaping access to Alzheimer’s research and health services, from exclusionary study protocols to discrimination against researchers of color. Speakers will explore solutions for addressing the effects of racism through equity-centered research, policymaking and infrastructure development. Key question: What goals can we set to help address the effects of systemic racism in access to Alzheimer’s health services and research?

With a special message from Reverend Al Sharpton.

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Featured Speakers
Jonathan Jackson, RADM Richardae Araojo, Quita Highsmith, Fabian Sandoval, Brian Van Buren, Reverend Al Sharpton
Town Hall
Starting
3:30 PM
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COVID-19 and Dementia: Lessons for the Next Pandemic

The COVID-19 pandemic has had disproportionate and dangerous effects throughout the Alzheimer’s and dementia community, from increased stress and financial strain for those living with dementia and their caregivers to the disruption of critical Alzheimer’s clinical trials. This town hall will examine the impacts of COVID-19 on the dementia community, particularly on Black and Latino families, and explore opportunities to build resiliency against the next pandemic through supportive public policies like paid family and medical leave, improved caregiver supports and strengthened research infrastructure. Key question: How can our nation build resiliency against future pandemics to protect the dementia community?

Keynote Conversation with George Vradenburg and the Honorable Michelle Lujan Grisham, Governor of New Mexico

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George Vradenburg, The Honorable Michelle Lujan Grisham, Meryl Comer, Ken Davis, Terry Fulmer, Edwin Walker
Starting
4:45 PM
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Chairman's Closing Remarks

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Featured Speakers
George Vradenburg
Russ Paulsen
Russ Paulsen
Chief Operating Officer, UsAgainstAlzheimer's
Mandy Moore
Mandy Moore
Actress, Singer and Songwriter
Edwin Walker
Edwin Walker
Deputy Assistant Secretary for Aging, Administration on Aging
Dolores Huerta
Dolores Huerta
Founder & President of the Dolores Huerta Foundation
Reverend Al Sharpton
Reverend Al Sharpton
Founder and President, National Action Network
Niles Godes
Niles Godes
Chief Government Relations and Policy Officer, UsAgainstAlzheimer's
Stephanie Monroe
Stephanie Monroe
Executive Director, AfricanAmericansAgainstAlzheimer's Network
Brian Hess
Brian Hess
Senior Director, Strategic Communications and Government Relations, Emmer Consulting
Susan Emmer
Susan Emmer
President, Emmer Consulting
Charlotte Yeh
Charlotte Yeh
Chief Medical Officer, AARP Services
, MD
Joel Braunstein
Joel Braunstein
CEO, C2N Diagnostics
, MD, MBA
Kimberly Williams-Paisley
Kimberly Williams-Paisley
Author, Actress, Advocate
Brian Van Buren
Brian Van Buren
Advocate Living with Alzheimer's
Chris Nowinski
Chris Nowinski
CEO, Concussion Legacy Foundation
, PhD
Gill Livingston
Gill Livingston
Professor, University College London
, MD
RADM Richardae Araojo
RADM Richardae Araojo
Associate Commissioner for Minority Health and Director of the Office of Minority Health and Health Equity, U.S. Food & Drug Administration
, PharmD
Sarah Smith
Sarah Smith
Content Editor, Prevention Magazine
Fabian Sandoval
Fabian Sandoval
CEO and Research Director, Emerson Clinical Research Institute
, MD
Eduardo Sanchez
Eduardo Sanchez
Chief Medical Officer for Prevention, American Heart Association
, MD, MPH, FAAFP
Yvonne Latty
Yvonne Latty
Professor, Arthur L. Carter Journalism Institute, New York University; Journalist; Author; Filmmaker
The Honorable Amy Klobuchar
The Honorable Amy Klobuchar
United States Senator, Minnesota
Chirfi Guindo
Chirfi Guindo
EVP, Global Product Strategy and Commercialization, Biogen
Mark Hyman
Mark Hyman
Founder and Medical Director, The UltraWellness Center; Head of Strategy and Innovation, Cleveland Clinic Center for Functional Medicine
, MD
Lauren Miller Rogen
Lauren Miller Rogen
Writer, Director, Producer and Co-Founder, HFC
Ken Davis
Ken Davis
President and CEO, Mount Sinai Health System
, MD
Terry Fulmer
Terry Fulmer
President, The John Hartford Foundation
, PhD, RN
Meryl Comer
Meryl Comer
Board Member, UsAgainstAlzheimer's
Quita Highsmith
Quita Highsmith
Chief Diversity Officer, Genentech
Jonathan Jackson
Jonathan Jackson
Executive Director, CARE Research Center, Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard Medical School
, PhD
Francis Collins
Francis Collins
Director, National Institutes of Health
, MD, PhD
Ponni Subbiah
Ponni Subbiah
Senior Vice President, Global Head of Medical Affairs, Chief Medical Officer, ACADIA Pharmaceuticals
, MD, MPH
Husseini Manji
Husseini Manji
Global Head, Johnson & Johnson Science for Minds
, MD
Arnaud Bernaert
Arnaud Bernaert
Head of Shaping the Future of Health and Healthcare, World Economic Forum
Garrett Davis
Garrett Davis
CEO and Founder, Gdavis Productions and Films/FMN Project
Ana Golja
Ana Golja
Producer/Actress, The Cuban
Diane Rehm
Diane Rehm
Executive Producer/Host, "On My Mind" podcast, WAMU/NPR
The Honorable David Satcher
The Honorable David Satcher
16th U.S. Surgeon General; UsAgainstAlzheimer’s Board Member
, MD, PhD
George Vradenburg
George Vradenburg
Chairman, UsAgainstAlzheimer's
" How can we build resiliency against future pandemics to protect the dementia community? "
— George Vradenburg
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