Symposia 2021

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Jan. 28, 2021

TARCC 2021 Scientific Symposium:
Advances in Alzheimer’s Disease Science, Research, and Care

Save the Date! The next TARCC Symposium will be a virtual event on Thursday January 28, 2021 from 9am to 5pm.

Please use this link to join the welcome and intro remarks starting at 9am:

Registration is now closed.
There is no charge to attend this FREE event!

Please join researchers from the Texas Alzheimer’s Research and Care Consortium (TARCC) to hear the latest on Alzheimer’s disease and related work being conducted at TARCC member institutions:

Baylor College of Medicine
Texas A&M University Health Science Center
Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center
University of North Texas Health Science Center
UT Health Science Center–San Antonio
UT-Austin Dell Medical School
UT Southwestern Medical Center
UT Health Science Center–Houston
UT Medical Branch at Galveston
UT Health Science Center–Rio Grande Valley

TARCC 2021 Symposium Abstracts Only

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Top poster presenters as judged by our scientific review panel will win a cash prize.

TARCC 2021 Scientific Symposium
Thursday January 28, 2021
Tentative Agenda
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Kelly Dineley, PhD, Symposium Chair, UT Medical Branch at GalvestonIntroduction: State of the TARCC
C. Munro Cullum, PhD, ABPP, TARCC Scientific Director, UT Southwestern Medical Center


Concurrent Panel Presentations

Panel 1: Longitudinal Continuation of the TARCC Hispanic Cohort

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Led by: John Hart, Jr, MD (UT Southwestern)
Robin Hilsabeck, PhD, ABPP (UT Austin Dell Medical School)
Parunyou Julayanont, MD (Texas Tech University Health Science Center)
Gladys Maestre, MD, PhD (UT Health Rio Grande Valley)
Donald Royall, MD (UT Health San Antonio)
Moderated by: Elena Christine Keltner, MS (UT Dallas)

Panel 2: Texas Statewide Brain Bank Initiative

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Led by: Kevin Bieniek, PhD (UT Health San Antonio)
Venkat Malladi, MS (UT Southwestern)
Jamie Walker, MD, PhD (UT Health San Antonio)
Charles White, III, MD (UT Southwestern)
Bret Evers MD, PhD (UT Southwestern)
Moderated by: Charles White, III, MD (UT Southwestern)

Panel 3: Problem solving training (PST) for English- and Spanish-speaking care partners of adults with Alzheimer's and Alzheimer's-related dementia

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Led by: Shannon Juengst, PhD (UT Southwestern)
Gladys Maestre, MD, PhD (UT Health Rio Grande Valley)
Matthew Lee Smith, PhD, MPH (Texas A&M University Health Science Center)
Charlene Supnet, PhD (UT Southwestern)
Marlene Vega, PsyD (UT Southwestern)
Rosa Pirela Mavarez (UT Health Rio Grande Valley)
Moderated by: Valeria Silva (UT Southwestern)

Panel 4: Characterization of Microbial Composition in Alzheimer's Disease

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Led by: Joseph Petrosino, PhD (Baylor College of Medicine)
Claudia Satizabal, PhD (UT Health San Antonio)
Bernard Fongang, PhD (UT Health San Antonio)
Kristi Hoffman, PhD, MPH (Baylor College of Medicine)
Tiffany Kautz, PhD (UT Health San Antonio)
Moderated by: Tiffany Kautz, PhD (UT Health San Antonio)

TARCC Fellowship Programs Update -
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Led by: Kelly Dineley, PhD (UT Medical Branch at Galveston)
Robin Hilsabeck, PhD (UT Austin Dell Medical School)
Laura Lacritz, PhD (UT Southwestern)
Jennifer Johnson, PhD (Baylor College of Medicine)
Moderated by: Anne Carlew, PhD (UT Southwestern)

Concurrent Discussion Groups

A. Development of New Models and Analysis Method
 Led by: Chun-Li Zhang, PhD (UT Southwestern)

B. Genetics
 Led by: Bob Barber, PhD (UNT Health Science Center)

C. Human Neuropathology
 Led by: Kevin Bieniek, PhD (UT Health San Antonio)

D. Molecular and Cell Biology
 Led by: Giulio Taglialatela, PhD (UT Medical Branch Galveston)

E. Biomarkers Non-Neuroimaging
 Led by: Mohammad Shahnawaz, PhD (UT Health Houston)

F. Biomarkers Neuroimaging
 Led by: Fang Frank Yu, MD (UT Southwestern)

G: Clinical Manifestations
 Led by: Sudha Seshadri, MD (UT Health San Antonio)

H: Dementia Care and Psychosocial Factors
 Led by: Marcia Ory, PhD (Texas A&M University Health Science Center)

I: Dementia Care Practice and Public Health
 Led by: Justin F. Rousseau, MD (UT Austin Dell Medical School)

J: New Treatment Development
 Led by: Kelly Dineley, PhD (UT Medical Branch at Galveston)

Keynote Lecture
Dementia Prevention at the Population Level: Modifiable Risk Factors

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Kristine Yaffe, MD
Scola Endowed Chair and Vice Chair
Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Neurology, and Epidemiology
Director of the Center for Population Brain Health
University of California, San Francisco
Moderated by: Jeffrey Schaffert, PhD (UT Southwestern)
Poster Sessions
Discussion Group Summary Presentations
Close and Poster Winner Announcements (if available)