Nov
14
7:00 PM19:00

Behind the Game: CTE and the Long-term Consequences of Repetitive Blows to the Head

Dr. Robert Stern, Director of Clinical Research for the BU Chronic
Traumatic Encephalopathy (CTE) Center, joins the Vilna to explore the
longterm consequences of concussions and repetitive head injuries. A
major focus of his research involves the long-term effects of repetitive
brain trauma in athletes, including the neuro-degenerative disease, CTE.
In an intimate discussion, learn more about his groundbreaking research,
ask questions, and get up-close and personal with the man who may
have a major impact on the future of all organized professional sports.

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Nov
9
to Nov 10

Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy Conference

Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy (CTE) is a progressive degenerative disease of the brain found in athletes (and others) with a history of repetitive brain trauma, including symptomatic concussions as well as asymptomatic subconcussive hits to the head. The brain degeneration is associated with memory loss, confusion, impaired judgment, impulse control problems, aggression, depression, and, eventually, progressive dementia.

During this two day course participants will learn about all aspects of CTE including its pathology, pathophysiology, genetics, biomarkers, imaging, clinical syndromes, clinical criteria, differential diagnosis, impact on veterans and implications for the family, and what it is like to live with or worry about the disease.
 

A poster session will be held on both days during all breaks and lunchtime.  If you're interested in participating, please click on the black button below to submit an abstract.   If your abstract is chosen you will be asked to present on one of the conference days.  The deadline to submit an abstract has been extended to October 19th, 2017.

Learn more and register here.

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Food for Thought
May
6
12:00 PM12:00

Food for Thought

  • 23 Bradston Street Boston, MA, 02118 United States (map)
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Join the Boston University Alzheimer’s Disease Center for a FREE Educational Event in the classroom kitchen of New England Center for Arts & Technology! RSVP Today!

Presenters: Dr. Stern and Dr. O'Connor

Location: 23 Bradston St, Boston, MA 02118

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AAN Brain Health Fair
Apr
21
10:00 AM10:00

AAN Brain Health Fair

  • Boston Convention and Exhibition Center (map)
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Join us for this FREE one-time-only event connecting hundreds of neurology patients, families, and caregivers affected by a brain disease, as well as students interested in brain science and the general public.

Location: Boston Convention and Exhibition Center

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Sep
14
5:30 PM17:30

Alzheimer's Disease and Dementia 2016: A Reason for Hope

A diagnosis of Alzheimer’s disease can be devastating, but that doesn’t
mean there isn’t hope. Join Dr. Robert Stern as he provides a clear
understanding of Alzheimer’s disease, an update on research findings,
and ways to cope. Take a tour of the assisted living and memory care
community, and enjoy refreshments before the presentation.

Location: The Falls at Cordingly Dams, 2300 Washington Street, Newton, MA 02462

Time: 5:30-7:30

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Jun
21
6:30 PM18:30

I Remember Better When I Paint

On Tuesday June 21st, the Town of Hillsborough Senior Advisory Committee, Smith Memorial Congregational Church, and Stonewall Farm B&B and Caregiver's Respite Retreat will be hosting a screening of the documentary "I Remember Better When I Paint". Dr. Stern will be present for the viewing and will be available for questions after as well!

Address:

Smith’s Memorial Congregational Church, 30 West Main Street, Hillsborough, NH 03244

Time: 6:30pm

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Mar
28
8:00 AM08:00

Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy: What We Know Now and What We Need to Learn Next

Dr. Robert Stern and Dr. Ann McKee will be the Keynote speakers at the Clinical and Translational Science Institute Symposium on March 28, 2016. Their lecture will kick off the afternoon session at 1:00pm, where they will highlight their research and educate the audience on where this research has been and where it is going.

Location: George Sherman Union on the Charles River Campus at Boston University

Time: Event is from 8am-3pm, Keynote lecture 1:00-2:30pm

http://www.bu.edu/ctsi/fifth-annual-trc/

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Mar
22
6:00 PM18:00

Everything You Always Wanted to Know About Alzheimer's Disease (But Were Afraid To Ask)

Join the Wingate Residences and Dr. Robert Stern of Boston University School of Medicine for a discussion on new advances in Alzheimer's diagnosis and treatment. We'll have an open conversation about the difficult topics related to Alzheimer's disease and answer questions facing you and your loved ones.

Location: The Wingate Residences (235 Gould Street, Needham, MA)

Time: 6:00pm Cocktails, Wine and Cheese; 8:00pm Presentation and Q&A

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Mar
11
8:00 AM08:00

Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy: What We Think We Know and What We Need to Know Next

University of California San Francisco is hosting a grand rounds on March 11th on their Mission Bay Campus. Dr. Stern's talk will focus on Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy. By the end of the talk, learners should be able to describe neuropathological features of the disease, explain clinical features and subtypes, describe possible fluid and neuroimaging biomarkers, and summarize important information not yet known about CTE.

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Feb
26
8:00 AM08:00

Concussion Across the Spectrum of Injury: The Latest Diagnosis and Management

Course Description: Concussion, also known as mild traumatic brain injury (mTBI), is a very common condition in the United States, accounting for 80% of all traumatic brain injuries with as many as 3.8 million injuries occurring yearly from sport-related events alone. Although the vast majority of individuals with a single concussion recover within days to weeks, a significant minority develop long-term problems which collectively are known as post-concussion syndrome. Recent evidence suggests that repetitive concussions, which are commonly seen in professional sports, can be associated with progressive cognitive, psychiatric and motor degeneration, which has recently been termed chronic traumatic encephalopathy. Although rare, second-impact syndrome is a catastrophic condition that can occur in adolescents and children who sustain a second concussion prior to recovering from a previous injury, typically resulting in death or severe disability. The body of literature about concussion is constantly changing and expanding and an annual medical conference is the perfect avenue by which to update medical professionals about these changes. Physicians and clinicians are responsible for returning patients to school, play, work and all life activities and will benefit from updates that have been made in the literature over the past year. Clinicians will benefit from learning how to manage the sports and non-sports related concussion with many concussions occurring due to falls, motor vehicle accidents, assaults and military injuries. This full one-day course will include addressing clinical assessment and management, emerging neuroimaging technologies to study and better understand concussion, advances in blood and imaging biomarkers, rule changes in youth sports, concussion in the female athlete, advances in headache management, the role of neurocognitive testing in returning athletes to school and play, rehab treatment including assessment and treatment of cervical injuries, vestibular and vision problems in concussion, among other important topics in related to all concussion.

More information HERE

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Dec
3
5:30 PM17:30

" A Reason for Hope"

Over 5.4 million Americans have dementia from Alzheimer’s disease, a progressive neurological disease that is not part of normal aging. It is the 6th leading cause of death and yet, at this time, it cannot be cured, prevented, or even slowed down. This presentation will provide an overview of the latest information and research pertaining to Alzheimer's disease. Anyone touched by this disease or thinks that they may be, could benefit from attending. Dr. Stern's presentation style combines humor, compassion, and science, and will provide a reason for hope to all those affected.

Location: Carriage House at Lee's Farm (134 Boston Post Road, Wayland, MA, 01778)

Time: 5:30pm-7pm

Open to: Carriage House Residents and Community

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Nov
19
8:00 AM08:00

Massachusetts ALFA: Dementia Boot Camp

Dig deep into new evidence-based research on dementia and Alzheimer’s disease. Mass-ALFA’s Beyond the Basics: Dementia Boot Camp on November 19, 2015, offers advanced, practical training and tools from industry-renowned professionals for assisted living leaders. Gain the knowledge you need to return to your residence and train staff on the latest approaches and treatment in dementia.

Location: Hopkinton Country Club

Time: 8:00am - 3:30pm

For more information, or to register, click HERE

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Nov
18
10:00 AM10:00

"A Reason for Hope"

Over 5.4 million Americans have dementia from Alzheimer’s disease, a progressive neurological disease that is not part of normal aging. It is the 6th leading cause of death and yet, at this time, it cannot be cured, prevented, or even slowed down. This presentation will provide an overview of the latest information and research pertaining to Alzheimer's disease. Anyone touched by this disease or thinks that they may be, could benefit from attending. Dr. Stern's presentation style combines humor, compassion, and science, and will provide a reason for hope to all those affected.

Location: Compass on the Bay (http://www.seniorlivingresidences.com/find-a-community/compass-on-the-bay-boston/)

Time: 10:00am - 11:00 am

Open to: Compass on the Bay residents and the community

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Nov
3
8:30 AM08:30

Fourth Annual Joining Forces: BUMC and VA Boston Healthcare SYSTEM Conference

8:30 am to 1 PM in Hiebert lounge

14th floor of the BUSM

 

This year our speakers will include:

Jennifer J. vasterling, Ph.D.

Chief of Psychology and Investigator, Behavioral Sciences Division, National Center for PTSD, VABHS

Professor, Department of Psychiatry, Boston University School of Medicine

“Cognitive and emotional changes in comorbid PTSD/TBI in OIF/OEF Veterans”

And

Robert A. stern, PH.D.

Director of Clinical Research for the BU Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy (CTE) Center and

Professor of Neurology, Neurosurgery, and Anatomy and Neurobiology at Boston University School of Medicine

“Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy: A Neurodegenerative Disease Following Repetitive Head Impact”

 

These presentations will be followed by a

Poster Session

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Oct
29
to Nov 2

"I Remember Better When I Paint"

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I Remember Better When I Paint shows how the creative arts can enhance the quality of life for people with Alzheimer’s.Narrated by Academy award-winning actress Olivia de Havilland, this international documentary includes visits to a variety of care facilities, as well as leading art museums in North America and Europe, to demonstrate how creative activities such as drawing, painting and museum visits can reawaken a sense of identity, dignity and engagement among those with severe memory impairment.

Leading doctors and neurologists explain how parts of the brain can be spared and discuss the life-enriching benefits of these new approaches. Among these experts are Dr. Robert Butler, a founding director of the National Institutes on Aging (NIH) and a Pulitzer Prize-winning author, Dr. Samuel Gandy of Mt. Sinai School of Medicine, Dr. Robert Green of Brigham and Women’s Hospital and Harvard Medical School and Dr. Robert Stern, Professor of Neurology at Boston University.

View the trailer HERE

Viewing times HERE

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Oct
27
11:45 AM11:45

Lunch and Learn!

Located at Temple Beth Elohim, this presentation is a part of an educational program called TBE: Lifelong Learning Experience (TBElle)! In between morning and afternoon classes, Dr. Stern will present on Alzheimer's disease.

Location: Temple Beth Elohim (http://tbewellesley.org/TBElle)

Time: 11:45am-1:15pm

Open to: Registered members

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Oct
19
7:00 PM19:00

"A Reason for Hope"

Over 5.4 million Americans have dementia from Alzheimer’s disease, a progressive neurological disease that is not part of normal aging. It is the 6th leading cause of death and yet, at this time, it cannot be cured, prevented, or even slowed down. This presentation will provide an overview of the latest information and research pertaining to Alzheimer's disease. Anyone touched by this disease or thinks that they may be, could benefit from attending. Dr. Stern's presentation style combines humor, compassion, and science, and will provide a reason for hope to all those affected.

Location: Springhouse Senior Living (http://springhouseboston.org/)

Time: 7:00pm-8:30pm

Open to: Springhouse Residents and community

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Oct
15
5:30 PM17:30

"A Reason For Hope"

Over 5.4 million Americans have dementia from Alzheimer’s disease, a progressive neurological disease that is not part of normal aging. It is the 6th leading cause of death and yet, at this time, it cannot be cured, prevented, or even slowed down. This presentation will provide an overview of the latest information and research pertaining to Alzheimer's disease. Anyone touched by this disease or thinks that they may be, could benefit from attending. Dr. Stern's presentation style combines humor, compassion, and science, and will provide a reason for hope to all those affected.

Location: A Season of Danvers: This presentation will be located in Danvers, MA at one of the Northbridge communities (http://www.northbridgecos.com/default.aspx)

Time: 5:30 Reception; 6:00 Presentation

Open to: Northbridge Residents and Community

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