ACTRI Center for Life Course Research Symposium: Cognitive Resilience in Aging

Our society is aging. Every day another 10,000 Americans celebrate their 65th birthday. By 2030, 20 percent of our population will be 65 years or older. From both a personal and societal perspective, retaining cognitive ability in aging is of paramount importance. Some individuals have attained remarkable longevity with intact cognition and preserved brain health. Others have remained cognitively healthy far into the later years of life despite the presence of substantial pathology. Better understanding of the factors that lead to preserved cognitive function in aging is essential to ensure more of us remain cognitively healthy throughout our extended lifespan. This symposium will explore the factors that contribute to cognitive and brain health in aging, and the methodologies for studying brain health in aging from a life course perspective.

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Wednesday, November 1, 2017
10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

ACTRI Building
Auditorium (first floor)
9452 Medical Center Drive
La Jolla, CA 92037

Parking: Paid visitor parking is available at the Campus Point Parking Structure next to the ACTRI Building.  Athena Parking Structure also has parking if Campus Point is full. map

Lunch will be provided. 
Registration is free, but required for entrance and lunch.


Agenda

Agenda will be posted soon.


Speakers

Amy Borenstein, PhD
Professor Emeritus
Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics
College of Public Health
University of South Florida

Michelle Carlson, PhD
Associate Professor
Department of Mental Health
Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health

María M. Corrada, ScM, ScD
Professor
Departments of Neurology and Epidemiology
Institute for Memory Impairments and Neurological Disorders
University of California, Irvine

William Kremen, PhD
Professor
Department of Psychiatry
University of California San Diego

Andrea LaCroix, PhD
Professor & Chief of Epidemiology
Department of Family Medicine and Public Health
University of California San Diego

James Mortimer, PhD, MPH
Professor Emeritus
Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics
College of Public Health
University of South Florida

Kristine Walhovd, PhD
Professor
Research Group for Lifespan Changes in Brain and Cognition
Department of Psychology
University of Oslo, Norway