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Scientific Symposium and Review of Draft State Plan on Alzheimer’s Disease

Media Advisory
April 21, 2010

WHAT: A scientific symposium will include distinguished Alzheimer’s disease researchers in Texas currently working on methods to improve early diagnosis, treatment and prevention of Alzheimer’s disease. The meeting will also provide the public an opportunity to review and comment on the draft of the first Texas State Plan on Alzheimer’s disease.
WHO: Key speakers include:
  • David L. Lakey, M.D., Commissioner of the Department of State Health Services
  • Sandra Bond Chapman, chief director, Center for Brain Health, University of Texas at Dallas
  • Kenneth Cooper, M.D., the “father of aerobics,” Cooper Aerobics Center, Cooper Institute, Dallas
  • Roger Rosenberg, M.D., professor of Neurology at UT Southwestern Medical School, Dallas
  • Rachelle Doody, M.D., professor of Neurology at Baylor College of Medicine, Houston
WHEN: April 23, 2010, 8:30 a.m. – 4 p.m.
WHERE: Texas Department of State Health Services, 1100 W. 49th Street, Moreton Building, Room 739, Austin
WHY: Alzheimer’s disease is the seventh leading cause of death in the United States. Texas ranks third in the nation (behind California and Florida) in the number of estimated Alzheimer’s disease cases and in the number of Alzheimer’s disease deaths. It is estimated that 340,000 Texans will be living with Alzheimer’s disease by the end of 2010.

The Texas Council on Alzheimer’s Disease and Related Disorders, the Texas Alzheimer’s Disease Program, the Alzheimer’s Associations, and others in Texas have developed a plan to address Alzheimer’s disease in Texas.

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