Alzheimer's Disease is the Focus of TBSI Annual Neuroscience Symposium
BRYAN, Texas, Aug. 3 /PRNewswire/ -- Brazos Valley residents,
neuroscience researchers, and interested clinicians will each have
opportunities to hear from internationally recognized researchers
on the topic of aging and Alzheimer's Disease during the Texas
Brain and Spine Institute's Third Annual Neuroscience Symposium on
September 3 and 4. This year's symposium will consist of an evening
of public presentations aimed at helping local residents,
Alzheimer's patients, and their family members better understand
early signs of the disease and ways to reduce your risk. The Friday
afternoon session will feature a clinical presentation for health
providers and researchers.
The keynote speakers, Bradley Hyman, M.D., Ph.D. and David
Snowdon, Ph.D., are specialists on aging and Alzheimer's disease
who have conducted extensive research. Dr. Hyman is the John B.
Penney Jr. Professor of Neurology at Harvard Medical School and is
the Director of the Massachusetts Alzheimer Disease Research
Center. Dr. Snowdon is the author of the award-winning book "Aging
with Grace" and recently retired as a Professor in the Department
of Neurology and the Sanders-Brown Center on Aging at the
University of Kentucky.
The public session is scheduled from 5 to 8 p.m. at the
Annenberg Presidential Center at the Bush Presidential Conference
Center. Dr. Snowdon will speak at 5 p.m., followed at 6 p.m. by a
variety of local specialists speaking about "Prevention and Risk
factors of Alzheimer's", "Care for the Caregivers" and "Signs and
Symptoms of Dementia". There is no registration fee, but
preregistration is requested. To register you may call (979)
731-8976, toll-free 1.800.793.9106, or go to the web site at
txbsi.com, or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
"We are excited about the addition of the Thursday evening
public session," said L. Gerard Toussaint III, M.D., chair of this
year's symposium. "By moving the session to the evening and having
several short sessions on Alzheimer's topics, we believe more
residents will make a point to attend - and we really have some
exceptional presentations on Alzheimer's awareness, prevention and
The purpose of the TBSI Neuroscience Symposium is to showcase
current research and to promote understanding of a variety of
nervous system disorders. TBSI was founded under the concept of
bringing together top-level clinical care with current neuroscience
research to provide the best possible treatment to patients with
neurological disorders or injuries. "The symposium is an ideal way
to share some of the latest information on Alzheimer's Disease
research with the public as well as provide continuing education
for clinical staff," said Dr. Toussaint.
Dr. Hyman is an internationally-recognized researcher in
Alzheimer's disease who has published more than 450 papers and
chapters during his career. He serves as the John B. Penney Jr.
Professor of Neurology at Harvard Medical School and is the
Director of the Massachusetts Alzheimer Disease Research Center.
Dr. Hyman directs the Alzheimer's unit at MassGeneral Institute for
Neurodegenerative Disease, with the goal of understanding the
neuropathophysiologic and genetic factors that underlie dementia.
He received both his Ph.D. in biochemistry and M.D. from the
University of Iowa.
Dr. Snowdon is best known for his key role as director of the
Nun Study, a longitudinal study of aging and Alzheimer's Disease
which is following 678 members of the School Sisters of Notre Dame
aged over 75 years. Based on that study, Dr. Snowdon authored the
award-winning book "Aging with Grace" in 2002.
Texas Brain and Spine Institute:
In coalition with St. Joseph Regional Health Center and The
Texas A&M Health Science Center College of Medicine, the Texas
Brain and Spine Institute encompasses both a clinical neuroscience
center of excellence and a group of expert research
neuroscientists. The clinical offices of the institute offer a full
range of services for patients with neurological disorders. The
institute staff - over 29 specialists ranging from Radiation
Oncologists to research neuropharmacologists - place TBSI at the
forefront of clinical neuroscience practice. With offices in seven
locations, the Texas Brain and Spine Institute is easily accessible
to anyone in need of its services.
Source: Texas Brain and Spine Institute
CONTACT: Tim Ottinger of Texas Brain and Spine Institute,
+1-979-776-2458, cell, +1-979-229-0350
Web Site: http://www.txbsi.com
Posted: August 2009