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Brain Health Conference to Launch the NC Registry for Brain Health
June 1, 2019 @ 8:30 am - 2:00 pm
This workshop takes place from 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, June 1, in UNC Asheville’s Highsmith Student Union Blue Ridge Room. It is free and open to everyone; online registration is encouraged.
The Brain Health Conference launches and provides an opportunity to join the new NC Registry for Brain Health. Hosted by MemoryCare of Asheville, the conference also features experts from Duke University School of Medicine, Wake Forest University School of Medicine, UNC School of Medicine, ABIPA and others.
The organizers provide this description:
This workshop will provide an update on the most recent research about dementia treatment and prevention strategies with specific presentations about current research projects. There will be opportunity to hear from participants of a research registry to better understand reasons for participation and the importance of diversity to address health disparities. There will be opportunities to learn about research access for community members and how to join the new NC Registry for Brain Health to advance overall brain health & brain health research across the State.
The NC Statewide Registry for Brain Health is a state funded initiative aimed at bringing together academic and community partners across the State to facilitate brain health research in NC and to improve access to health information and research opportunities, particularly in underrepresented communities. The registry is now launching its public facing website that provides information about research to the community and allows easy access for people to enroll in studies and to find dementia resources close to where they live.
For the complete schedule and presenter bios, see the conference brochure.