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University of Pittsburgh
Alzheimer Disease Research Center

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University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine
Continuing Education in the Health Sciences
Topics at Noon Series - Fall 2014
12:00 noon - 1:00 pm
ADRC Conference Room- S439
4 South UPMC Montefiore Hospital, Pittsburgh, PA 15213

September 18, 2014
Mood Matters: Depression and the risk of dementia
Meryl Butters, PhD
Associate Professor of Psychiatry
University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine
October 23, 2014
Update on Predicting Driving Risk in Dementia and Cognitive Disorders of Aging
Beth Snitz, PhD
Assistant Professor of Neurology
University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine
November 20, 2014
How does the brain break our hearts? A neurobiological perspective on stress and cardiovascular disease
Peter Gianaros, PhD
Professor of Psychology
University of Pittsburgh
December 18, 2014
Cancer and Neurodegeneration
Mary Ganguli, MD, MPH
Professor of Psychiatry, Epidemiology, and Neurology
University of Pittsburgh
Faculty Disclosure
In accordance with Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education requirements on disclosure, information about relationships of presenters with commercial interests (if any) will be included in materials distributed at the time of the conference.

Continuing Medical Education Credit

The University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine designates this educational activity for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits TM.  Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Other health care professionals are awarded .10 continuing education units (CEU's) which are equal to 1 contact hour. Participation by all individuals is encouraged. Advance notification of any special needs will help us provide better service. Please notify us of your needs at least two weeks in advance of the program by calling (412-692-2721).




Walter Allen Memorial Seminar Series

Thursday, October 16, 2014, 2:00PM
Hill House, 1835 Centre Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15219

Speaker: Joseph Maroon, MD, FACS

Can Alzheimer's Disease be Prevented? Understanding the Role of Sports-Related Head Injuries and Other Newly Identified Risk Factors for Alzheimer’s.

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Alzheimer Disease Caregiver Support Group

Last Tuesday of every month, 6:00-7:30pm
Hill House, 1835 Centre Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15219

The AOC's Caregiver Support Group provides emotional, educational, and social support for family and friends of individuals with AD and other, related dementias.

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The Warhol & Alzheimer Disease Research Center

Groups of four to eight people will meet at the Warhol Museum on a weekday from 10:30am to 12:30pm

The Andy Warhol Museum is partnering with the Alzheimer Disease Research Center (ADRC) at the University of Pittsburgh to offer a new program for individuals experiencing memory loss or other cognitive changes.

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The Andy Warhol Museum Teams Up with Pitt’s Alzheimer Disease Research Center


For the first time, Pitt's Alzheimer Disease Research Center (ADRC) is expanding a program that brings adults suffering from dementia to the Andy Warhol Museum to tour the museum, take part in an arts and crafts activity, and to foster discussions about art.

The program for ADRC participants began in 2010 with activities surrounding a visit from Brazilian artist José Rufino, whose work deals with memory and the concept of interpersonal loss. The following year, the Warhol-ADRC partnership was solidified through the creation of the A HA! (Art, Health & Alzheimer ’s disease) initiative, which seeks to explore ways in which the worlds of art and Alzheimer’s disease research can come together to promote creativity, raise public awareness of the disease, and sustain or improve well-being among persons or families affected by dementia. The central part of this partnership has been a program whereby groups of patients and caregivers participate in a creative expression project involving a combination of museum and studio activities at the Warhol.

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