The Alliance and our partner organizations host various events to raise awareness about the field of aging research and to present the latest innovations and advancements that are helping extend people’s healthspans. Those events are featured here.


Start Date: September 12th, 2007

Start Time: 12:00PM

End Time: 1:30PM

City: Washington, DC

Contact Address: Reserve Officers Association, 1 Constitution Ave. NE

In the third of four briefings looking at the growing burden of chronic disease and the promise of innovation, the Alliance for Aging Research will focus on neurological diseases. More than 5 million Americans suffer from Alzheimer's disease, with age being the greatest risk factor. One in eight people age 65 and older, and nearly half of those over 85, have the disease. There are more than 1 million Americans who live with Parkinson's disease, with 60,000 new cases diagnosed each year.

Daniel Perry
Executive Director
Alliance for Aging Research

•    Dr. John Growdon, Research Advances in Neurodegenerative Diseases
     Director, Movement and Memory Disorder Unit
     Massachusetts General Hospital
•    Jennifer Zeitzer, The Societal Burden of Alzheimer's
     Director of Congressional Relations
     Alzheimer's Association
•    Zakia Richburg
     Alzheimer's Caregiver
•    Amy Comstock Rick
     Executive Director, Parkinson's Action Network
•    Paula Wittekind
     PAN's Florida State Coordinator

This briefing is cosponsored by Parkinson's Action Network and Alzheimer's Association. This briefing series is supported by a grant from Biotechnology Industry Organization.

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