20th Annual Update in Alzheimer’s Disease and Related Dementias celebrates two decades of professional education and support

Wisconsin Alzheimer’s Institute (WAI) hosted its 20th Annual Update in Alzheimer’s disease and Related Dementias November 10-11, 2022. The event, held virtually for the third time, welcomed more than 390 attendees for a conference on Friday, November 11 and and additional 150 attendees at a pre-conference workshop November 10. Members of the WAI Memory Clinic Network attended a meeting and workshop following the conference on November 11.

The annual education program offers a workshop for newer dementia care professionals, a day of education and research updates for health care professionals, and an additional meeting for members of the WAI memory care clinic network.

The program began with a welcome from WAI director Cynthia Carlsson, MD, MS.

At the start of the event, Carlsson thanked attendees and said she was grateful for support of speakers, event planning committee and staff. “We are so excited about the excellent topics and speakers we have today, and we hope these discussions will be a spark for you to creatively provide dementia care throughout your states or regions,” she said.

Recordings of the conference and the pre-event workshop are on the WAI YouTube channel. Save the date: the network will convene for its annual spring meeting in May 2023 – hopefully in person!

Dr. Fayron Epps, Emory University
Dr. Ronald Petersen, Mayo Clinic
Dr. Adriana Perez, University Pennsylvania
Dr. Sterling Johnson, UW-Madison