The Alzheimer's Foundation of America is hosting a virtual Montana educational conference on Tuesday, September 29th. As part of the conference, Dr. Oz from The Dr. Oz Show will be a special guest speaker.

The conference will begin at 10 a.m. and will help educate people in the community, provide valuable information, and local resources. You'll also learn from a medical expert at the Mclaughlin Research Group and Montana State University about Alzheimer’s research. The conference will help you understand the way the disease impacts the brain and finding viable treatments.

An expert from the CDC (Centers for Disease Control) will speak and offer tips to safeguard older adults during COVID-19 and what considerations must be taken into account. Additionally, an author and caregiver who will share her experiences as a caregiver for her grandparents and offer helpful strategies.

As part of the conference, attendees will be able to participate in a question and answer session, learn about programs and initiatives, public policy, awareness efforts, tips for healthy aging, and more.

Originally, the conference was planned to be hosted right at Montana State University in April, but due to COVID-19, the conference was delayed.

Conference Agenda

10:00 am – Welcome & About AFA

  • Charles J.  Fuschillo, Jr.  - President & CEO, Alzheimer’s Foundation of America

10:15 am  – Special Guest Speaker

  • Dr. Oz  - Mehmet Oz, MD, FACS - Host of The Dr. Oz Show

10:30 am - Alzheimer’s Disease Mechanisms – Identifying Druggable Targets

  • Michael Kavanaugh, PhD, Professor of Neuroscience, University of Montana - Director, McLaughlin Research Institute

11:15 am - COVID-19: Considerations for Older Adults

  • Christopher Taylor, PhD - Epidemiologist, CDC Alzheimer’s Disease and Healthy Aging Program

11:45 am - My Story and Lessons Learned

  • Leah Stanley -Speaker, Author & Caregiver

12:30 pm - Closing Remarks

  • Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr.President & CEO, Alzheimer’s Foundation of America