Kate Possin

, PhD

John Douglas French Foundation Endowed Professor, Global Brain Health Institute; Professor, Memory and Aging Center, University of California, San Francisco

Kate Possin  is a Professor at the UCSF Memory and Aging Center in the Department of Neurology and at the Global Brain Health Institute, where she holds the John Douglas French Foundation Endowed Professorship.

Dr. Possin’s research program is focused on improving the detection, diagnosis, and care for people with neurodegenerative disease. She has designed and developed cognitive measures for early diagnosis and disease monitoring, including tablet-based measures (“TabCAT”) that are easy to use in everyday clinical and research settings. In addition, Dr. Possin directs the Care Ecosystem, a telephone-based collaborative care model for people with dementia and their caregivers that improves patient quality of life and caregiver well-being, while reducing emergency-related health care costs.

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This Speaker's Sessions

Tuesday Oct. 17
3:30–4:15 PM ET
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Alzheimer’s Symptoms and Care

The toolkit for treating people living with Alzheimer’s has grown significantly over the past few years, causing providers and health systems to adopt new care and treatment paradigms. This panel will look at high-quality care models and the role of symptomatic treatments for Alzheimer’s patients. Key Question: What should become the standard of care in 2024—and what should excellent care look like?

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