Attend Science on Tap!
March topic: New Treatments For Alzheimer’s Disease
By: David Morgan, Dept. of Translational Neuroscience, College of Human Medicine, Michigan State University
Date: Thursday, March 9
Time: 8 p.m.
The medical costs of caring for Alzheimer's dementia equals 1.4% of the US GDP making it the most costly medical issue. Until recently we only treated symptoms but not the underlying causes of the disease. Recently, amyloid immunotherapy has been approved by the FDA as a disease modifying treatment for early stage Alzheimer's. This lecture will review the last 25 years of research leading to what, we hope, is the first of many meaningful treatments to slow the disease progression.
Science on Tap is an opportunity for conversation, debate and interaction between scientists and the public while enjoying your favorite libation. Each month at the SpeakEZ Lounge, a knowledgeable expert hosts a discussion about a current scientific topic: cutting edge cancer detection techniques, climate change, Ebola virology, sex in the animal kingdom, Parkinson's disease, or brewing beer, to name just a few. This is a great chance to indulge your academic interests in a casual setting while enjoying great food and beverages.
Location: SpeakEZ lounge 600 Monroe Ave. NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49503
Frequency: Second Thursday of every month at 8 p.m.
For more information, please contact:
Laura Stroik ([email protected])
Kate Haley ([email protected])