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

r of this year's symposium. "By moving the session to the evening and having several short sessions on Alzheimer's topics, we believe more residents will make a point to attend - and we really have some exceptional presentations on Alzheimer's awareness, prevention and caregiver support."

The purpose of the TBSI Neuroscience Symposium is to showcase current research and to promote understanding of a variety of nervous system disorders. TBSI was founded under the concept of bringing together top-level clinical care with current neuroscience research to provide the best possible treatment to patients with neurological disorders or injuries. "The symposium is an ideal way to share some of the latest information on Alzheimer's Disease research with the public as well as provide continuing education for clinical staff," said Dr. Toussaint.

Dr. Hyman is an internationally-recognized researcher in Alzheimer's disease who has published more than 450 papers and chapters during his career. He serves as the John B. Penney Jr. Professor of Neurology at Harvard Medical School and is the Director of the Massachusetts Alzheimer Disease Research Center. Dr. Hyman directs the Alzheimer's unit at MassGeneral Institute for Neurodegenerative Disease, with the goal of understanding the neuropathophysiologic and genetic factors that underlie dementia. He received both his Ph.D. in biochemistry and M.D. from the University of Iowa.

Dr. Snowdon is best known for his key role as director of the Nun Study, a longitudinal study of aging and Alzheimer's Disease which is following 678 members of the School Sisters of Notre Dame aged over 75 years. Based on that study, Dr. Snowdon authored the award-winning book "Aging with Grace" in 2002.

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