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C153 - Alzheimer's Dementia: Diagnosis and Treatment

Event Time: Wednesday April 26, 2017 7:00 am to 9:00 am
Topic(s): Aging, Dementia, Cognitive, and Behavioral Neurology
Director(s): David Knopman MD, FAAN
Description: This program will focus on important issues in the diagnosis of cognitive impairment due to Alzheimer's disease. We will discuss advanced topics in clinical diagnosis, the role of genetics in diagnosis and information for patients and families, the role of clinical and experimental imaging in the diagnosis of AD, and where we stand with treatment for AD.
Completion Message: Participants should be able to describe the continuum of cognitive function in the Alzheimer spectrum; understand the major and minor genetic influences on AD, describe the evolving biomarker diagnostic process for defining AD as a pathophysiology, and describe the appropriate indications for cholinesterase inhibitors and memantine.
CME Credits: 2
Core Competencies: Patient Care, Medical Knowledge

Program Speakers - Tentative

Start/End Time Title Faculty
7:00 AM - 7:30 AM The Clinical Diagnosis of MCI and Dementia Due to AD Richard J. Caselli MD, FAAN 
7:30 AM - 7:40 AM Controversies in Nosology of MCI and Dementia: What’s New? David S. Knopman MD, FAAN 
7:40 AM - 8:05 AM Biomarkers for the Diagnosis of AD David S. Knopman MD, FAAN 
8:05 AM - 8:30 AM The Role for Genetics in AD Diagnosis and Management Richard J. Caselli MD, FAAN 
8:30 AM - 8:50 AM Therapeutics in AD for 2017 and the Near Term David S. Knopman MD, FAAN 
8:50 AM - 9:00 AM Questions and Answers Faculty 


Speaker Disclosure
Richard J. Caselli, MD, FAAN Dr. Caselli has nothing to disclose.

David S. Knopman, MD, FAAN Dr. Knopman has received personal compensation for consulting, serving on a scientific advisory board, speaking, or other activities with Lundbeck Pharmaceuticals and the DIAN study. Dr. Knopman has received research support from Biogen Pharmaceuticals and Lilly Pharmaceuticals.

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