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Markesbery Symposium unites world’s leading Alzheimer’s experts

Markesbery Symposium

/ by UK HealthCare

The UK Sanders-Brown Center on Aging, a world leader in Alzheimer’s research and community outreach, will hold its eighth annual Markesbery Symposium on Aging and Dementia on Oct. 26-27.

The symposium brings some of the world’s leading dementia specialists to Lexington to share their knowledge on the latest research into the nation’s No. 6 killer.

On Oct. 26, the Scientific Session will begin at 10:30 a.m. with a poster session in the Lee T. Todd, Jr. Building. Scientific presentations begin at 12:45 p.m.

Keynote speakers are:

  • Dr. Sanjay Asthana, University of Wisconsin: His personal experience with Alzheimer’s has driven his quest to identify Alzheimer’s earlier in patients, when treatments might be more effective at slowing the progression of the disease.
  • Dr. Monica Parker, Emory University: She is an Alzheimer’s specialist who helped establish the Registry for Remembrance, an organization dedicated to educating citizens of color about brain health.

The session is free and open to the public; however, registration is required, and researchers must indicate intent to submit an abstract/poster using the online registration form. Only the first 30 posters will be accepted this year due to limited space. The deadline for poster and abstract submission is Oct. 16.

The Community Session will take place from 8:30 a.m. to noon on Saturday, Oct. 27, at the Lexington Convention Center’s Bluegrass Ballroom. Attendees will have an opportunity to ask questions of an expert panel composed of Dr. Parker, Dr. Asthana and leading researchers from the Sanders-Brown Center on Aging.

Free breakfast and free parking are provided, but you must register to attend. For more information contact 859-323-5474 or email

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