Alzheimer’s Association to Host 2020 Common Ground Virtual Summit on April 24

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Common Ground Virtual Summit

Based on the guidance from local public health agencies regarding COVID-19, the Alzheimer’s Association’s conference originally scheduled for Friday, April 24 will now be delivered through a virtual option. The 2020 Common Ground Virtual Summit is open to the public and will take place on Friday, April 24 from 9:30 a.m. – noon.

The event theme is “Embracing Culture in Alzheimer’s and Dementia” and is geared for those living with Alzheimer’s or related dementia, caregivers and healthcare professionals from across eastern North Carolina to learn about Alzheimer’s, dementia and memory loss.

“The health and safety of our constituents, volunteers and staff remain our driver as we address the COVID-19 outbreak and as we continue to pursue our mission, today and in the longer term,” said Lisa Roberts, executive director of the Eastern North Carolina Chapter. “We look forward to hosting our Virtual Summit, which is a wonderful opportunity to bring our communities together online to learn, ask questions and talk about how Alzheimer’s and other dementias impact our community.”

Attendees are invited to join (via video or phone) for the entire virtual event or just the discussions that interest them most. The following event agenda, which will feature a variety of discussions led by researchers and other leading experts, includes:

9:30 a.m.    WELCOME
Remarks by State Senator Kirk deViere

9:45 a.m.    KEYNOTE ADDRESS
“Diversity: An Important Frontier for Alzheimer’s and All Dementia Research”
– Carl Hill, Ph.D., MPH, Vice President of Scientific Engagement, Alzheimer’s Association

10:20 a.m.  SESSION
“How Culture can Impact the Presentation of Alzheimer’s Disease Relative to Behavior, Treatment, and Caregiving Roles”
Barbara Wise, M.D., psychiatrist, Cape Fear Valley Health System, Community Health

10:45 a.m. SESSION
Hear from a national Alzheimer’s advocate who is living with younger-onset Alzheimer’s
Arthena Caston, Early-stage Advisor, Alzheimer’s Association

11:10 a.m.  PANEL DISCUSSION
Common questions on dementia, caregiving and community resources
Dr. Kimberly Baptiste, geriatric physician, Cape Fear Valley Senior Health Services
– Sharon Keyes, elder law attorney
– Carl Hill, Ph.D., MPH, Vice President of Scientific Engagement, Alzheimer’s Association
– Kareem Strong, Mid-Carolina Area Agency on Aging
– Barbara Wise, M.D., psychiatrist, Cape Fear Valley Health System, Community Health
– Arthena Caston, Early-stage Advisor, Alzheimer’s Association

11:50 a.m.  CLOSING REMARKS & CALL TO ACTION

NOON         SUMMIT ADJOURNS

Carl Hill, Ph.D., MPH, Vice President of Scientific Engagement at the Alzheimer’s Association will share “Diversity: An Important Frontier for Alzheimer’s and All Dementia Research” as his keynote presentation. Dr. Hill oversees strategic efforts to create global awareness of the Association’s international research program. He leads outreach to a network of staff, volunteers and donors at more than 75 Association chapters in order to grow understanding of the Association’s role in accelerating Alzheimer’s research and share scientific updates.

Exhibitors will be present from organizations and companies that provide services and products for the Alzheimer’s and dementia community.

There is no charge to participate in the Common Ground Virtual Summit, but registration is required. Registrants will be sent conferencing details prior to the date of the Virtual Summit. Participants will be given the option of joining via video/webinar or through a toll-free number.

TO REGISTER:

By phone: 800-272-3900
Online: tinyurl.com/commonground2020

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