EVENT NOTICE: Public Forum on Alzheimer Disease and Dementia Research

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EVENT NOTICE: Public Forum on Alzheimer Disease and Dementia Research


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Alzheimer Research Café Scientifique – Vancouver, Canada – October 4th, 2016

Alzheimer’s disease is a progressive, fatal condition that destroys brain cells, robbing individuals of their memories and cognitive abilities. It is not a normal part of aging and no one is immune.

More than 70,000 British Columbians and 750,000 Canadians are currently living with Alzheimer’s disease and other forms of dementia. As our population ages, the annual costs of this disease to Canada’s health system are projected to balloon from $33 billion to nearly $300 billion by 2040.

While we have yet to find the cure, research is leading to new breakthroughs in detection and treatment that are improving thousands of lives.

Join us on October 4th for an in-depth discussion of how research is moving towards a cure for Alzheimer’s disease and dementia. An expert panel will break down the current state of Alzheimer’s research, including the crucial role played by individuals and families living with the disease. Afterwards, a Q&A session will open the floor for public discussion.

This free event is presented by the Alzheimer Society of BC, Genome BC, the Michael Smith Foundation for Health Research, and the Pacific Alzheimer Research Foundation, and is open to the public.

If you or a loved one are living with Alzheimer’s, or if you’re interested in how BC researchers are confronting this terrible disease, don’t miss out.


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Venue & Event Details

Tuesday, October 4th, 2016 / 7:00 – 9:00 pm
Century Plaza Hotel & Spa, Burrard Ballroom
1015 Burrard St., Vancouver, BC


Dr. Diane Finegood – President & CEO, Michael Smith Foundation for Health Research

Confirmed Speakers

Ms. Maria Howard – CEO, Alzheimer Society of B.C.
Dr. David Vocadlo – Professor, Simon Fraser University
Dr. Cheryl Wellington – Professor, University of British Columbia


7:00 pm: Networking and refreshments
7:30 pm: Panel discussion
8:00 pm: Break and table discussions
8:20 pm: Moderated audience discussion / Q&A
9:00 pm: Program ends

On behalf of the Pacific Alzheimer Research Foundation, we hope to see you there.

Are you a scientist working in the areas of Alzheimer's disease and dementia? Our foundation might be able to support your research through our grant program.


Projects like these are critical to helping find a cure for Alzheimer's disease. Your much needed and appreciated support will help provide the necessary funding.