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Learn about a new and enhanced dementia care system that goes upstream to the causes of dementia. Hear about risk factor reduction to slow the progress of the disease leading to more life to live for patients. Moderated by Dr. Pat Zook, founder of D-CAN, with keynote speaker Dr. Dale Bredesen, a world-renowned Alzheimer’s researcher.

Thursday, May 12, 2022

9:00 AM – 1:00 PM CDT

Paramount Center for the Arts
913 W St Germain St, St Cloud, MN 56301 and also virtually online. (A Zoom link will be emailed to registered attendees about 3 days before to the event.)

2022 Schedule

Welcome & Introduction

9:00 – 9:15am

Dr. Bredensen Presentation

9:15 – 10:05am

Short Break

10:05 – 10:10am

Dr. Bredesen Presentation

10:10 – 11:00am

Long Break

11:00 – 11:15 am

Q&A Session & Closing

11:15 – 1:00pm

Meet the Speakers

Dr. Bredesen

Dr. Dale Bredesen

Dr. Bredesen graduated from Caltech and received his MD from Duke. He served as Resident and Chief Resident in Neurology at UCSF, then postdoctoral fellow with Nobel laureate Prof. Stanley Prusiner. He was the Founding President of the Buck Institute for Research on Aging.

The Bredesen Laboratory studied basic mechanisms underlying the neurodegenerative process, and the translation into effective therapeutics for Alzheimer’s disease, leading to the publication of over 220 research papers. He established the Alzheimer’s Drug Development Network with Dr. Varghese John, leading to the identification of new classes of therapeutics for Alzheimer’s disease. His work led to the discovery of subtypes of Alzheimer’s disease, followed by the first description of reversal of symptoms in patients with MCI and Alzheimer’s disease, with a precision medicine protocol, and a recent successful proof-of-concept trial. Dr. Bredesen is the author of two New York Times best sellers. He is currently a professor at UCLA.

Dr. Bredesen

Dr. Patrick Zook

Originally from Cleveland, Ohio, and medically trained at Creighton University in Omaha, Nebraska, Dr. Zook and his wife, Penny have lived in St. Cloud since 1977. As a family physician there for over 40 years, he has seen and learned a lot from the great relationships he was privileged to enjoy with his family, patients, colleagues, and neighbors. These relationships and his own family’s dementia story with both his parents have instilled in him a passion to make sure that our community’s dementia care system provides the best care for our older adults living with dementia and for their families. His brother, sisters and he lived with the gaps in care that still exist today, but our community now has the power and talent to change that kind of story with our Central Minnesota Dementia Community Action Network (D-CAN) nonprofit. Our mission is to improve access to quality dementia care in our community. With the resounding community support we have felt so far, he is now very optimistic about our prospects for transformation to a better, more hopeful model of community dementia care that we have been working on for the past few years.

Continuing Medical Education for Physicians

3 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™

Professional clinicians and others interested in obtaining CMEs (or applying to your profession’s equivalent CEUs) must so indicate and pay $95.00 for up to 3 CMEs at the time of registration.

This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of the Minnesota Medical Association and D-CAN. The Minnesota Medical Association (MMA) is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The Minnesota Medical Association designates this course for a maximum of 3 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

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This summit is being provided at no cost to attendees thanks to our generous sponsors.

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