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Alzheimer's Disease is the Focus of TBSI Annual Neuroscience Symposium
Date:8/3/2009

BRYAN, Texas, Aug. 3 /PRNewswire/ -- Brazos Valley residents, neuroscience researchers, and interested clinicians will each have opportunities to hear from internationally recognized researchers on the topic of aging and Alzheimer's Disease during the Texas Brain and Spine Institute's Third Annual Neuroscience Symposium on September 3 and 4. This year's symposium will consist of an evening of public presentations aimed at helping local residents, Alzheimer's patients, and their family members better understand early signs of the disease and ways to reduce your risk. The Friday afternoon session will feature a clinical presentation for health providers and researchers.

The keynote speakers, Bradley Hyman, M.D., Ph.D. and David Snowdon, Ph.D., are specialists on aging and Alzheimer's disease who have conducted extensive research. Dr. Hyman is the John B. Penney Jr. Professor of Neurology at Harvard Medical School and is the Director of the Massachusetts Alzheimer Disease Research Center. Dr. Snowdon is the author of the award-winning book "Aging with Grace" and recently retired as a Professor in the Department of Neurology and the Sanders-Brown Center on Aging at the University of Kentucky.

The public session is scheduled from 5 to 8 p.m. at the Annenberg Presidential Center at the Bush Presidential Conference Center. Dr. Snowdon will speak at 5 p.m., followed at 6 p.m. by a variety of local specialists speaking about "Prevention and Risk factors of Alzheimer's", "Care for the Caregivers" and "Signs and Symptoms of Dementia". There is no registration fee, but preregistration is requested. To register you may call (979) 731-8976, toll-free 1.800.793.9106, or go to the web site at txbsi.com, or e-mail info@txbsi.com.

"We are excited about the addition of the Thursday evening public session," said L. Gerard Toussaint III, M.D., chai
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