The 2021 National Alzheimer's Summit

Alzeimer's Summit
The National Alzheimer’s Summit brings together the leading thinkers, advocates and experts across the nation and the world in the effort to end Alzheimer’s disease. The 2021 Summit, held virtually October 13-14, will explore solutions to the most pressing challenges facing the movement in the drive to effectively treat and prevent the disease. This convening will offer engaging town halls on major issues and feature inspiration and entertainment during the 8th Annual Trish Vradenburg Gala on the evening of October 13th.

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2021 National Alzheimer's Summit

Summit Schedule

1:00-1:30 pm
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State of the Movement – George Vradenburg

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George Vradenburg,
1:30-2:15 pm
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Town Hall

The Pipeline to Progress

Where are we as a nation on the path to the 2025 goal of stopping Alzheimer’s disease? Since the disease was first identified in the early 1900s, innovation has been slow, but the pace of science and discovery is dramatically increasing. This session will explore the progress made to date and the potential ahead for the development of new treatments, innovative diagnostics and means of prevention.  

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Phyllis Barkman Ferrell, Michael Irizarry, Deborah Kan, Brian Kelly, Dominic M. Walsh,
2:30-3:15 pm
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Town Hall

Brain Health Bootcamp

It’s never too late to take action on brain health for the millions of people who worry about their own memory and that of a loved one. Brain health is about making the most of your brain and taking action to reduce the risk of cognitive decline as you age. Strong evidence shows that you can protect your brain health by making key lifestyle changes, such as getting regular exercise, engaging with other people, keeping your heart healthy and asking your doctor for regular brain health check-ups. Participants in this session will learn why a healthy brain is important to overall well-being, how to raise the topic of memory with your loved ones and health care providers, action steps you can take every day to protect your brain, and the barriers that caregivers face in taking care of their own brain health.

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Sandra Bond Chapman, Magali Haas, Andres Martin, Ayesha Z. Sherzai, Dean Sherzai,
3:30-4:00 pm
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Fireside Chat

Fighting for Economic Justice for Caregivers: A Fireside Chat with Civil Rights Leader Dolores Huerta

Millions of American families have had their lives turned upside down by family caregiving, a responsibility made more difficult by the COVID-19 pandemic. This vital role falls disproportionately on the shoulders of women of color who often struggle to provide care while working. During the pandemic, 16% of Latino and 13% of Black adults have been forced to leave the workforce to provide care for an adult family member. Join civil rights leader Dolores Huerta for a conversation about how she has used her voice to shine a light on care inequities and to demand economic justice for family caregivers through policies like paid family and medical leave.

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Dolores Huerta, Jason Resendez,
4:00-4:15 pm
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Day 1 Closing Remarks – Russ Paulsen

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Russ Paulsen
1:00-1:30 pm
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Opening Remarks – Meryl Comer

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Meryl Comer
Town Hall
1:30-2:15 pm
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Disrupting Brain Health Through Technology: The Hope, the Challenge, the Future

Technology and data hold great promise for ending Alzheimer’s—from tailored prevention to detection, diagnosis, and precision treatments. Of course, these technologies will be meaningless to historically underserved or marginalized groups if they are developed without diverse populations in mind.  This session will explore how technology and data are deepening our understanding of Alzheimer’s disease and what needs to be done to ensure it is inclusive and accessible to all.   

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Howard Fillit, Russ Paulsen, Consuelo H. Wilkins,
Town Hall
2:30-3:15 pm
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Public Health Leadership in the Fight Against Alzheimer's

Join two former U.S. Surgeons General as they discuss progress made and the actions needed to make Alzheimer’s prevention and brain health equity a reality for women and communities of color. Dr. David Satcher and Dr. Joycelyn Elders will explore the role of public health in replacing despair and disappointment in Alzheimer’s with action, hope and steps that our nation can take to reduce the risk of Alzheimer’s and to promote brain health for individuals, caregivers, and families.

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The Honorable Joycelyn Elders, Usha Lee McFarling, The Honorable David Satcher,
Presented by AARP
3:15-3:30 pm
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Summit Closing Remarks – Russ Paulsen

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Russ Paulsen
Deborah Kan
Deborah Kan
Founder of Deborah Kan Media and Executive Editor of Being Patient
Dominic M. Walsh
Dominic M. Walsh
Head of Neurodegenerative Diseases Research Unit, Biogen
, PhD
Consuelo H. Wilkins
Consuelo H. Wilkins
Senior Vice President and Senior Associate Dean for Health Equity and Inclusive Excellence, Professor of Medicine, Vanderbilt University Medical Center
, MD, MSCI
Ayesha Z. Sherzai
Ayesha Z. Sherzai
Vascular Neurologist, Research Scientist; Co-director, Alzheimer’s Prevention Program, Loma Linda University
, MD, MAS
Dean Sherzai
Dean Sherzai
Behavioral Neurologist / Neuroscientist; Co-director, Alzheimer’s Prevention Program, Loma Linda University
, MD, PhD, MPH, MAS
Jason Resendez
Jason Resendez
Executive Director, UsAgainstAlzheimer's Center for Brain Health Equity; Head, LatinosAgainstAlzheimer’s Coalition
Usha Lee McFarling
Usha Lee McFarling
National Science Correspondent, STAT
Andres Martin
Andres Martin
Ret. Marine, Living with Alzheimer's Gene
Brian Kelly
Brian Kelly
President, Payer and Provider Solutions, IQVIA
, MD
Michael Irizarry
Michael Irizarry
Vice President, Clinical Research; Deputy Chief Clinical Officer, Neurology Business Group, Eisai
, MD, MPH
Magali Haas
Magali Haas
CEO and President, Cohen Veterans Bioscience
, MD, PhD
Howard Fillit
Howard Fillit
Founding Executive Director and Chief Science Officer, Alzheimer’s Drug Discovery Foundation
, MD
Phyllis Barkman Ferrell
Phyllis Barkman Ferrell
Global Head, External Engagement Alzheimer’s Disease, Eli Lilly & Company
The Honorable Joycelyn Elders
The Honorable Joycelyn Elders
15th U.S. Surgeon General; Professor Emerita, University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences
, MD
Sandra Bond Chapman
Sandra Bond Chapman
Chief Director, Center for BrainHealth®, Dee Wyly Distinguished University Professor, The University of Texas at Dallas
, PhD
Russ Paulsen
Russ Paulsen
Chief Operating Officer, UsAgainstAlzheimer's
Dolores Huerta
Dolores Huerta
Founder and President of the Dolores Huerta Foundation
Meryl Comer
Meryl Comer
Board Member, UsAgainstAlzheimer's
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
2021 Alzheimer's Summit
“ How can we build resiliency against future pandemics to protect the dementia community? ”
— George Vradenburg
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