2019 6th Biennial Dementia Symposium

Saturday, October 5, 2019

JW Marriott Union Square
San Francisco
7:00 am - 5:30 pm

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Accreditation Statement:

This San Francisco Neurological Society is accredited by the Institute for Medical Quality/California Medical Association (IMQ/CMA) to provide continuing medical education for physicians. The San Francisco Neurological Society takes responsibility for the content, quality and scientific integrity of this CME activity.

Designation Statement:

The San Francisco Neurological Society designates this educational activity for an estimated 7 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s) TM . This credit may also be applied to the CMA Certification in Continuing Medical Education.

Nurses: For the purpose of recertification, the American Nurses Credentialing Center accepts AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s) TM issued by organizations accredited by the ACCME.

Who Should Attend:

Neurologists, neurosurgeons, neuroradiologists, neuropsychologists, residents, nurses, and other physicians interested in research and clinical advances in the neurosciences.

Registration Fees:

(Early Bird Registration discount by September 9, 2019)

SFNS Members (Active/Associate/Retired):
Full-Day Program: $200
After September 9: $225

Full-Day Program: $225
After September 9: $250

Students, Residents and Fellows:
Full-Day Program: $75
After September 9: $75

Full-Day Program: $150
After September 9: $175

Industry (non-exhibitor):
Full-Day Program: $500
After September 9: $500

Program Agenda:

7:00-8:00am:Registration and Breakfast in Exhibit Hall

8:00-8:05am: Welcome and Introductions
Steven J. Holtz, MD, FAAN – Program Co-Chair

8:05-8:55am: Current State and Direction of Therapy Trials
Frank M. Longo, MD, PhD - Stanford
George E. and Lucy Becker Professor, Chair
Department of Neurology and Neurological Sciences and Professor, by Courtesy, of Neurosurgery

8:55-9:45am: TBI and Long-Term Cognitive Outcomes
Kristine Yaffe, MD - UCSF
Scola Endowed Chair and Vice Chair
Professor of Psychiatry, Neurology and Epidemiology

9:45-10:15am: Coffee break and exhibits

10:15am-11:05am: Pseudomedicine and Dementia
Joanna Hellmuth, MD, MHS - UCSF, Assistant Professor, Neurology

11:05am-11:55am: Dementia Biomarkers: Clinical and Research Applications
Gil Rabinovici, MD - UCSF, Professor of Neurology


12:15pm-1:15pm: Lunch Talk: Exploring the Science and Appreciating the Patient Experience: Individualizing Therapy to Optimize Outcomes in Multiple Sclerosis
Speaker TBD

This lunch talk is being sponsored byIntegrity Continuing Education.

1:15pm-1:30pm: Break

1:30-2:20pm: Reliability and Variability of Neuropsychological Testing in Differentiating Dementias
Catherine Marreiro, PhD ABPP-CN, CPMC
Clinical Neuropsychologist and Research Scientist at Ray Dolby Brain Health Center

2:20-3:10pm: Post-Stroke Dementia
Marion Buckwalter, MD, PhD - Stanford, Associate Professor of Neurology

3:10-3:40pm: Break

3:40-4:30pm: The Neurocircuitry of Human Values
Virginia Sturm, Ph.D. - UCSF, Associate Professor of Neurology

4:30 -5:20pm: Can Lifestyle Changes Reverse Early-Stage Alzheimer’s Disease?
Dean Ornish, MD - UCSF, Clinical Professor of Medicine
President, Preventive Medicine Research Institute

5:20-5:30pm:Panel Discussion


Download program agenda here

Travel Information:

Take BART to the Powell Street Station and walk up to MASON Street.

Driving Directions from SFO:

Take US-101 N. Slight right onto I-80 E (signs for Bay Bridge/Oakland). Take exit 1A toward US-101 N. Merge onto 7th St. Turn right onto Folsom St. Turn left onto 6th St. Continue onto Golden Gate Ave/Taylor St. Turn right onto Taylor St. Turn right onto Post St. Destination will be on the left.

Driving Directions from Oakland:

Merge onto I-880 N via the ramp to Downtown/Oakland. Take exit 46A on the left for I-80 W toward San Francisco/Bay Bridge. Keep left at the fork and merge onto I-80 W. Take exit 2C to merge onto Fremont St. Turn left onto Mission St. Turn right onto 3rd St. Turn left onto Geary St. Turn right onto Taylor St. Take the 2nd right onto Post St. Destination will be on the left.