Rhode Island Alzheimer’s Disease Research Conference

Thursday, March 5, 2015
Crowne Plaza Hotel
801 Greenwich Avenue, Warwick, RI 02886

Program Description

A one-day conference for both community-based clinical care providers, as well as active researchers, all of whom provide care for patients and families afflicted by Alzheimer’s disease. This conference will bring together the major research groups across the state’s public and private institutions, to share ideas, resources, andopportunities. Community-based caregivers will learn about exciting research advances and clinical trials that their patients might benefit from, and they will be provided with timely updates on state-of-the-art advances in the field. Graduate students, medical students and fellows will be able to meet, share ideas, and to present new experimental results through a poster session that highlights their work.

Target Audience

Academic faculty, active researchers, pharmacists, and clinicians (MD’s, PhD’s, RN’s, Social Workers, etc.) who care for Alzheimer’s Disease patients in Rhode Island, Eastern Connecticut, and Southeastern Massachusetts.

Educational Objectives

At the conclusion of this educational activity, participants should:

        1. Identify research interests, strengths, program goals and inter-institutional cooperation across the academic medical centers and higher educational institutions within Rhode Island
        2. Explain designs, goals, inclusion criteria and local access for the current major secondary prevention trials that are available to patients and families in Rhode Island
        3. Describe recent progress in the understanding of the use amyloid imaging in clinical practice, recent progress in developing tau-based PET ligands, and the ethical issues inherent in the use of PET imaging in Alzheimer’s disease
        4. Introduce novel biomarkers for identification of high-risk individuals who may be in the pre-clinical stage of Alzheimer’s disease (e.g., retinal imaging, pharmacologic challenge, blood-based biomarkers)
              CME Accreditation

              This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the Essential Areas and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of the Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University and the Alzheimer’s Association--Rhode Island Chapter. The Warren Alpert Medical School is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

              Credit Designations

              Physicians: The Warren Alpert Medical Schoolof Brown University designates this live activity for a maximum of 4.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

              Pharmacists: The University of Rhode Island, College of Pharmacy, is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education as a provider of continuing pharmacy education. Attendance and completion of online program evaluations at the conclusion of the program are required for reporting CPE credit to NABP via the CPE Monitor. CE participant data will be reported to the CPE Monitor immediately upon completion of the online program evaluations though it may take up to 48 hours to appear in your CPE Monitor account.

              UNIVERSAL ACTIVITY NUMBERS: This learning activity provides 4.5 contact hours (0.45 CEUs) of continuing pharmacy education credit. UAN 0060-9999-15-002-L01-P. This is a knowledge-based program.

              PROGRAM EVALUATION: Participants must have accessto the internet and be able to login to the URI ContinuingProfessional Development (CPD) Management System at https://www.uripharmacycpd.org/ to complete evaluations and report CPE credit. Online evaluations, available at the conclusion of the program, will be available for 30 days following the live activity. An access code will be given at the conclusion of the learning activity; learners must be present for the full session to receive the online evaluation access code.

              Physician Assistants/Nurse Practitioners: Participants will receive a Certificate of Attendance for up to 4.5 hours.

              Social Workers: This activity has been submitted to the NASW, Rhode Island. Credit approval is pending.

              Registration Information - Register Online

              Conference registration fee includes:
              Continental breakfast, breaks, lunch, access to an online syllabus, and complimentary on-site parking.

              Registration Fees
              $100.00 Professionals (With CME/CE Credits)
              $50.00 Professionals (Without CME/CE Credits)
              No Charge Students

              Cancellation Policy
              Cancellations/substitutions must be made in writing to the Brown CME Office at least two weeks prior to the conference, no later than February 18th. A $25.00 administrative fee will be charged for all refunds. (No refunds for “no shows”). There will be no additional charge for substitutions. This conference is subject to change orcancellation.

              Jointly Provided By:

              The Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University and Alzheimer’s Association -- Rhode Island Chapter.