Register today! WAI Annual Update is Nov. 10 – Nov. 11

Celebrating 20 years of professional education!

Registration is open for the 20th Annual Update in Alzheimer’s Disease and Related Dementias. The annual continuing education opportunity brings together memory care professionals for research updates, education, networking and resources in dementia care.  The two-day event will be held virtually and starts with a workshop for people newer to providing dementia care on November 10. The conference is November 11, followed by a meeting of members of the WAI memory care clinic network.

Who should attend? This event is designed for all healthcare professionals who diagnose, treat and manage persons living with Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias in diverse populations, including: primary care physicians, geriatricians, psychiatrists, neurologists, advanced practice nurses, nurses, psychologists, social workers, physician assistants, occupational and speech therapists, researchers, and case managers. Continuing education credits are available for professionals who meet event criteria. Find out more.

Keynote Speakers

The conference keynote speakers include Ronald C. Petersen, PhD, MD; Fayron Epps, PhD, RN, FGSA, FAAN; Adriana Perez, PhD, CRNP, ANP-BC, FAAN, FGSA; and Sterling Johnson, PhD.

Dr. Petersen is director, Mayo Alzheimer’s Disease Research Center and Cora Kanow Professor of Alzheimer’s Disease Research at Mayo Clinic College of Medicine. His keynote presentation is “Mild Cognitive Impairment: A Construct in Evolution.”

Dr. Epps will give a keynote talk titled “Caregiving while Black.” Dr. Epss is assistant professor Neil Hodgson Woodruff School of Nursing and NHCGNE Distinguished Educator in Gerontological Nursing Emory University.

The November 11 conference will also include a keynote, “Promoting Physical Activity among Older Latinos with Mild Cognitive Impairment” by Dr. Perez, Associate Professor of Nursing and Senior Fellow, Leonard Davis Institute of Health Economics at University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing.

Dr. Johnson will give an update on “New Findings in the Preclinical Phase of Alzheimer’s Disease.” Johnson is professor of Medicine, Division of Geriatrics and Gerontology, Jean R. Finley Professor of Geriatrics and Dementia at University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health.

Register and find details

Read more about all speakers and find agenda details, continuing education requirements and how to register on the event webpage. We hope to see you there!