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Title:PREVENTION OF NEURODEGENERATIVE DISEASES: Recent findings and future directions

PRÉVENTION DE LA MALADIE NEURODEGENERATION: Découvertes récentes et directions futures
Location:Le Portage Room, Hilton Montréal Bonaventure; 900, de La Gauchetière West, Montréal (Québec) H5A 1E4
Date/Time: April 17 2010,  08h30 - 17h00


****************** MORNING SESSION: TITLES & SPEAKERS ******************

08h30 - 08h40 Opening remarks: "Prevention of Neurodegenerative disease"
Vasavan Nair, MD, FRCPC
Douglas Mental Health University Institute, McGill University,
Montreal, Quebec, Canada
08h40 - 09h20 "What transgenic animal models teach us about the preclinical Alzheimer's pathology"
Claudio Cuello, MDC
Department of Pharmacology and Therapeutics, McGill University,
Montreal, Quebec, Canada
09h20 - 10h00 "Clinical trials in Alzheimer’s disease: What we have learned"
Serge Gauthier, MD, FRCPC
McGill Center for Studies in Aging, Douglas Mental Health Research Institute, McGill University
Montreal, Quebec, Canada
10h00 - 10h20 Coffee Break (coffee & snacks will be served)
10h20 - 11h00 "Clinically silent dementing illnesses: opportunities for prevention"
Thomas J Montine, MD, PhD
Division of Neuropathology, University of Washington
Seattle, WA, USA
11h00 - 11h40 "How can we give AD prevention trials greater efficiency and better prospects of success?"
John C. S. Breitner, MD, MPH
Geriatric Research Education and Clinical Center, VA Puget Sound Health Care System
Seattle, WA, USA
11h40 - 12h00 Podium discussion: "Future directions in dementia prevention"
12h00 - 13h20 Lunch break


****************** AFTERNOON SESSION: TITLES & SPEAKERS ******************

13h20 - 13h30 Welcome Remarks for Afternoon Session
M. Natasha Rajah, PhD (Afternoon Session Chair)
Douglas Mental Health University Institute, McGill University,
Montreal, Quebec, Canada
13h30 - 14h00 "Can fMRI Detect the Prodromal Stage of Neurodegenerative Disorders?"
Stephen M Rao, PhD
Schey Center for Cognitive Neuroimaging, Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine at CWRU, Cleveland, USA
14h00 - 14h30 "Neuroimaging as a tool for Prevention in Alzheimer's Disease"
Howard Chertkow, MD, FRCP(C)
Bloomfield Centre for Research in Aging, Lady Davis Institute, Jewish General Hospital, McGill University, Montreal, Quebec, Canada
14h30 - 15h00 Coffee Break (coffee & snacks will be served)
15h00 - 15h30 "Multiple Memory Systems and Aging"
Veronique Bohbot, PhD
Douglas Mental Health Research Institute, Dept. Of Psychiatry, McGill University
Montreal, Quebec, Canada
15h30 - 16h00 "Present and future directions in neuroimaging research of brain plasticity examined through motor learning and memory"
Julien Doyon, PhD
Functional Neuroimaging Unit, IUGM, Universite de Montreal,
Montreal, Quebec, Canada
16h00 - 16h30 "Pharmacogenomics and Prevention: Lessons from MCI Trials"
Judes Poirier, PhD, C.Q.
Molecular Neurobiology Unit, Douglas Mental Health University Institute, McGill University
Montreal, Quebec, Canada
16h30 - 16h45Closing Remarks: "Prevention: Where do we go from here?”
Jens Pruessner, PhD
McGill Centre for Studies in Aging, Douglas Mental Health University Institute, McGill University
Montreal, Quebec, Canada