Staying Sharp and Alzheimer’s: Prospects for a Cure

Will you be in New York City next week? Are you interested in learning more about cognitive health, memory, and brain disorders like Alzheimer’s disease? Then make sure to check out these free programs: “Staying Sharp: Ask the experts about keeping your brain young” at NYU Langone Medical Center on Wednesday, March 12 and “Alzheimer’s Disease: Prospects for a Cure” at Hunter College on Saturday, March 15. Both events are part of braiNY—the New York City collaborative celebration of Brain Awareness Week (March 10-16.)

Wednesday’s Staying Sharp event at NYU will run from 2 to 4 p.m., including a panel discussion and Q&A on the aging brain, memory, and brain health with experts from NYU’s Comprehensive Center on Brain Aging. In addition to the Staying Sharp program, NYU will be hosting a community brain fair from 2 to 5 p.m., and, following the Staying Sharp discussion, William Barr, Ph.D., will present his lecture on memory treatment. If you can’t make it Wednesday, the program will be streaming live at Reservations are highly recommended; space is limited and these forums fill up fast. Register now by calling 1-877-926-8300.

“Alzheimer’s Disease: Prospects for a Cure,” will take place at Hunter College on Saturday, March 15 from 1 to 4 p.m. The speakers, who will discuss the future of Alzheimer’s treatment, include Richard Mayeux, Ph.D., from Columbia University Medical Center; Howard Filit, M.D., from the Alzheimer’s Drug Discovery Foundation; Thomas McRae, M.D., from Global Innovative Pharma Business at Pfizer; and Christopher Ochner, Ph.D., from the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai. The forum’s moderator is Cynthia Duggan, Ph.D., from the New York Academy of Science. Registration is also recommended for this program, which can be done at

Unable to make either of these events? Looking for more public events on the brain? You’re in luck. For the next week and a half, there are more than 30 events in New York as part of braiNY. Check out their program calendar at for a complete list. And, if you are not in New York City, Brain Awareness Week is taking place around the world. Look for events in your area on Dana’s international calendar, where you can look through nearly 1,000 events around the world.

–Simon Fischweicher

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