2nd Annual Symposium Advancing Alzheimer's and Aging Research

9:00 am on Friday, September 14, 2018
4:30 pm on Friday, September 14, 2018
Hiebert Lounge, 72 E Concord St, Boston University School of Medicine
This symposium is sponsored by the Department of Veterans Affairs Office of Research and Development and co-sponsored by Boston University School of Medicine Department of Pharmacology and Alzheimer Disease Center. 9:00 Weiming Xia, Ph.D., Organizer 9:05 Karen H. Antman, MD, Dean, Provost, Boston University School of Medicine 9:15 Noureddine Melikechi, D. Phil., Professor of Physics and Dean, Kennedy College of Sciences, University of Massachusetts-Lowell Looking for biomarkers in biomedical fluids using laser spectroscopy and machine learning 9:45 Lindsay A. Farrer, Ph.D., BU Distinguished Professor of Genetics, Professor of Medicine, Neurology, Ophthalmology, Epidemiology, and Biostatistics, Chief, Biomedical Genetics, Boston University Schools of Medicine and Public Health The contribution of rare genetic variants to pathogenesis of late-onset Alzheimer’s disease 10:45 Elaine Peskind, M.D., Friends of Alzheimer's Research Endowed Professor, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Associate Director, Alzheimer’s Disease Research Center, VA Puget Sound Health Care System, University of Washington Alzheimer’s disease and traumatic brain injury: brain imaging and CSF biomarkers 11:15 Weiming Xia, Ph.D., Professor of Pharmacology and Experimental Therapeutics, Boston University School of Medicine, Geriatric Research Education and Clinical Center, Bedford VA Hospital Proteomic profiling blood and induced pluripotent stem cell-differentiated 3D neurons to explore Alzheimer biomarkers 1:00 Dennis J Selkoe, M.D., Vincent and Stella Coates Professor of Neurologic Diseases, Co-Director, Ann Romney Center for Neurologic Diseases, Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Harvard Medical School The long road to amyloid-based therapeutics and blood tests for Alzheimer’s disease 1:30 Tsuneya Ikezu, M.D., Ph.D., Professor, Departments of Pharmacology and Neurology, Boston University School of Medicine Proteomic and neuropathological characterization of AD brain-derived extracellular vesicles 2:30 Dan Berlowitz, M.D., Professor, Chief of Staff, Bedford VA Hospital, Boston University School of Medicine and Public Health Systolic Blood Pressure Intervention Trial (SPRINT) and Alzheimer’s disease 3:00 Wendy Weiqiao Qiu, M.D., Ph.D., Associate Professor of Psychiatry and Pharmacology, Boston University School of Medicine Dissecting amyloid and amylin in human clinical trials 4:00 Rhoda Au, Ph.D., Professor, Department of Anatomy & Neurobiology, Neurology and Epidemiology, Boston University School of Medicine and Public Health Framingham Cognitive Aging Research: Roadmap for accelerating discovery and innovation 4:30 Fungchow Alex Chiu, Ph.D., Office of Research and Development, VA Central Office VA-NIH Initiatives