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September 17th @ UC Berkeley: Disrupting neurodegenerative diseases

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Quick heads-up about a great event next month for those based in the San Fran­cis­co Bay Area.

  • When: Tues­day, Sep­tem­ber 17, 2019 / 8:30 AM – 6:00 PM PDT
  • Where: Pauley Ball­room, UC Berke­ley
  • What: 2019 UC Berke­ley Aging Research & Tech­nol­o­gy Sum­mit: Dis­rupt­ing Neu­rode­gen­er­a­tive Dis­eases

Alzheimer’s and neu­rode­gen­er­a­tive dis­eases are crit­i­cal health and finan­cial bur­dens on patients, fam­i­lies, and soci­eties in this coun­try and around the world. Through Medicare and Med­ic­aid, the US gov­ern­ment is spend­ing $200B this year on care and sup­port, and that is pro­ject­ed to reach $1Trillion by 2050. 5.8M peo­ple are direct­ly affect­ed in this coun­try, among 44M world­wide, large­ly cared for by untrained fam­i­ly mem­bers — many of whom are forced to leave the paid work­force to pro­vide such care. These num­bers are expect­ed to at least dou­ble by 2040.

The Sum­mit will present inno­v­a­tive research, inter­ven­tions and tech­nol­o­gy solu­tions that are emerg­ing to address the chal­lenges of a wide array of neu­rode­gen­er­a­tive dis­eases. The goal of the Sum­mit is to pro­mote and present cut­ting edge research and tech­nol­o­gy inno­va­tion from across UC Berke­ley and our sis­ter UC cam­pus­es, show­cas­ing advances that will dis­rupt the way indi­vid­u­als, clin­i­cians, providers, and soci­ety address­es the impact of diverse neu­rode­gen­er­a­tive dis­eases. At the same time, the Sum­mit will expose stu­dents and key stake­hold­ers alike to inno­v­a­tive, sci­en­tif­ic, evi­dence-based research into lifestyle fac­tors that are effec­tive in post­pon­ing the onset of demen­tia.

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