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Educational Programming

The Shiley-Marcos ADRC provides a wide array of professional education and training opportunities. See the information below to learn more about each of these opportunities.

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Neurodegeneration Seminar

About the Seminar

The Neurodegenerative Series is hosted by the UC San Diego Shiley-Marcos ADRC Outreach, Recruitment and Engagement Core. Prominent faculty speakers from institutions across the country and abroad present on a wide array of topics related to neurodegenerative disease, primarily Alzheimer's disease. 

Target Audience

The target audience is the academic community that includes resident and visiting faculty, postdoctoral fellows, and graduate students. Attendees are primarily from the UC San Diego Department of Neurosciences, but there is significant representation from other UCSD departments as well as affiliated institutes and universities.

Dates & Time

Sessions are generally held on the first and third Tuesdays of the month from 9 a.m. - 10 a.m. PST. To confirm upcoming dates and time, check our Events Calendar page.

Due to COVID-19, all sessions are currently held virtually. 

Join via Zoom

 Upcoming Presentations

Seminar Date Presenter Topic & More Information
May 17, 2022 David Borchelt, Ph.D.  University of Florida

Modeling the pathology of AD in mice (PDF)

May 24, 2022            Dr. Andrew Israel Memorial Lecture

Sebastian Crutch, Ph.D. University College, London

Am I the right way up? Examples of behavioural research and mechanistic insights inspired by people living with posterior cortical atrophy (PDF)

Past Presentations

Seminar Date Presenter Topic & More Information
January 15, 2021 Todd E. Golde, M.D., Ph.D.
University of Florida
New twists on old hypotheses –
a “multiomic” informed view of AD and
other neurodegenerative proteinopathies (PDF)
February 16, 2021 Li Huei Tsai, Ph.D.
Massachusetts Institute of Technology 
Network level approaches to
studying Alzheimer’s disease (PDF)
April 6, 2021

Yaakov Stern, Ph.D.
Columbia University

Update on Cognitive Reserve (PDF)
April 20, 2021

Fred Schmitt, Ph.D.
University of Kentucky

Alzheimer’s Disease Mimics:
Clinical Course and Pathologies (PDF)
May 4, 2021

Susan Taylor, Ph.D.
UC San Diego 

New Frontiers in PKA
Signaling (PDF)
​May 18, 2021

William Jagust, M.D.
UC Berkeley

Human Memory and the Molecular Pathology of Alzheimer’s Disease: Insights from Imaging Normal Aging (PDF)
June 15, 2021

Greg Lemke, Ph.D.
Salk Institute

Microglial TAM receptors in
Alzheimer’s disease (PDF)
July 6, 2021

Fleur Ferguson, Ph.D.
UC San Diego 

Developing Targeted Protein
Degraders as a New Drug
Discovery Approach for
Neurodegenerative Disease (PDF)
July 20, 2021

Anne Hiniker, M.D., Ph.D.
UC San Diego

Clinical Pathological Correlations (PDF)
August 3, 2021

Jeffrey Kaye, M.D.
Oregon Health Sciences University

ADRD Clinical Trials and Digital
Technologies (PDF)
August 17, 2021

Subjohit Roy, M.D.

UC San Diego

Therapeutic Gene Editing in
Neurodegeneration (PDF)
November 16, 2021

Lennert Mucke, M.D.          UC San Francisco

 

Modulators of Neural Network Dysfunction in Alzheimer’s Disease: From Tau to Microglia (PDF)

November 30, 2021

Gary Wenk, Ph.D.

Ohio State University

Reducing the chronic brain neuroinflammation that underlies the progression of AD with nutrients and drugs (PDF).
December 7, 2021

Chris Glass, M.D., Ph.D.      UC San Diego

Decoding microglia phenotypes in neurodegenerative disease (PDF)
December 21, 2021

Jonathan Kipnis, Ph.D.  Washington University, St. Louis

Brain edges in the center of Alzheimer’s disease (PDF)
January 11, 2022 Elizabeth Head, M.A., Ph.D.  UC Irvine

What can we learn about Alzheimer disease pathogenesis from people with Down syndrome? (PDF)

February 1, 2022 Guojun Bu, Ph.D.            Mayo Clinic, Jacksonville, FLA

Pathobiology of APOE in Alzheimer’s disease (PDF)

February 15, 2022 Erik Musiek, M.D., Ph.D.  Washington University Glial circadian clocks regulate neuroinflammation and neurodegeneration (PDF)
March 8, 2022 Karen Duff, Ph.D.              UK Dementia Research Inst. at UCL Tau in AD and FTD: pathogenic mechanisms and implications for neurodegenerative diseases (PDF).
March 15, 2022 Olivia Okereke, M.D.          Harvard University Vitamin D and Omega-3 Fatty Acids: Do They Have Benefits for Late-Life Mood or Cognition? (PDF)
March 22, 2022 Andrew Lim, M.D.          University of Toronto Sleep, Alzheimer's Disease and the Human Brain Transcriptome (PDF).
March 29, 2022 Benjamin Wolozin, M.D., Ph.D.                      Boston University Interactions between tau, membraneless organelles and RNA metabolism in Alzheimer’s disease (PDF)
April 5, 2022 Robert Vassar, Ph.D.        Northwestern University Insights into the potential role of angiotensin converting enzyme in Alzheimer’s disease (PDF).
April 12, 2022 Melanie Estrella DO, Alison Headley MD, David Salmon PhD, Annie Hiniker MD,                  UC San Diego

Clinical Pathologic Correlation Conference: Visuospatial Deficits in AD (PDF).

April 19, 2022 Philip Scheltens, M.D., Ph.D.  Amsterdam University Medical Centers Heterogeneity of AD clinical (trial) consequences (PDF).
April 26, 2022 Cathleen Lutz, Ph.D., M.B.A.                        The Jackson Laboratory Precision Medicine and Rare Diseases involving the CNS—How Mouse Models Can Inform Clinical Trials (PDF).
May 3, 2022 Tony Wyss-Coray, Ph.D.   Stanford University Systemic regulation of brain aging and neurodegeneration (PDF).

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To view recorded presentations, visit our Professional Development playlist on YouTube.

*Supported by SMADRC grant: P30 AG062429 & Training grant: 1T32AG066596-01

Lunch & Learn

About the Series

The Lunch and Learn Series is hosted by the UC San Diego Shiley-Marcos ADRC Outreach, Recruitment and Engagement Core. This monthly educational series is designed to provide ongoing training and development opportunities and strengthen relationships between members of the ADRD research community at UCSD. Research staff, trainees, and volunteers are invited to learn from faculty presenters on a wide array of topics addressing neurodegenerative diseases and research projects. The presentations will enable attendees from diverse backgrounds to share a common understanding of the underlying pathology, clinical presentation, and research implications of the neurodegenerative diseases under investigation at the Shiley-Marcos ADRC and affiliated labs. Attendees will gain a greater understanding of the breadth of research underway and the wide variety of studies utilizing our ADRC resources, including participants, data, and biosamples.

Dates & Time

Sessions are held on the second Tuesday of the month from 12 p.m. - 1p.m. PST. To confirm upcoming dates and time, check our Events Calendar page.

Due to COVID-19, all sessions are currently held virtually. 

Join via Zoom

 Upcoming Presentations

Seminar Date Presenter Topic & More Information
June 14, 2022

Fiza Singh, M.D.                UC San Diego

EEG-Guided Feedback to Improve Working Memory 

Past Presentations

Seminar Date Presenter Topic & More Information
January 12, 2021

Amy Abrams, MSW, M.P.H., Eugenia Welch & Michelle Van Hoff
Alzheimer's San Diego

Collaborating for Care & Cure:
Alzheimer's San Diego (PDF)
February 9, 2021 Erin Sundermann, Ph.D.
UC San Diego
Potential of Natural Language Processing as a Low-Cost Non-invasive Marker of Early Stage Alzheimer's Disease (PDF)
March 9, 2021

Ariana Stickel, Ph.D.
UC San Diego

Do Common Risk Factors for Neurocognitive Decline Apply to Latinos? (PDF)
April 13, 2021

Christine Smith, Ph.D.
UC San Diego

Memories Acquired Across the Lifetime: Behavioral, Genetic, and Brain Correlates in MCI (PDF)
May 11, 2021

Emily Edmunds, Ph.D.
UC San Diego 

Neuropsychological Subtypes of MCI and Cognitively Normal in the ADRC Dataset (PDF)
​June 8, 2021

Dan Sewell, M.D.
UC San Diego
Lisa Delano-Wood, Ph.D.
UC San Diego

Delirium: a Notorious Impersonator. Accurately Identifying Delirum Even Wehn Defining Features Seems Subtle (PDF)
July 13, 2021

Guerry Peavy, Ph.D.
UC San Diego

The Goals & Design of the Asian Cohort for Alzheimer's Disease (ACAD) Pilot Study: Seeking Diversity in Research (PDF)
August 10, 2021

Alejandra Morlett, Ph.D.
UC San Diego 

To Donate or Not to Donate: Attitudes & Perceptions About Brain Donation Among Latinos (PDF)
September 14, 2021

Gabriel Leger, M.D.
UC San Diego

Differntial Diagnosis of Dementia: Why the Fuss? (PDF)
October 12, 2021

Fred Schmitt, Ph.D.
Derrick Hord
Markeda Yarbrough
University of Kentucky

Healthy Brain Aging: Faith-Based Outreach in Kentucky (PDF)
November 9, 2021

Dean Ornish, M.D.

UC San Francisco

Can Lifestyle Changes Reverse the Progression of Early-Stage Alzheimer’s Disease? A Randomized, Controlled Clinical Trial (PDF)
December 14, 2021

Kelsey Thomas, Ph.D.         UC San Diego

Using Sensitive Neuropsychological Measures to Identify Subtle Cognitive Decline (PDF)  
January 11, 2022

Robin Knight, Ph.D.              UC San Diego

The Role of the Microbiome in Aging and AD: The Alzheimer's Gut Microbiome Project (PDF)
February 8, 2022

Sara Moukarzel, Ph.D.       UC San Diego

Healthy Actions and Lifestyles to Avoid Dementia Program or Hispanos y el ALTo a la Demencia  (HALT-AD): A Brain Health Education Tool (PDF)

March 8, 2022

Alison Moore, M.D. & Jennifer Reichstadt, M.S.                UC San Diego

The San Diego Alzheimer's Disease Resource Center for Minority Aging Research (AD-RCMAR) - a Partnership Between UC San Diego and SDSU (PDF)
April 12, 2022

Barbara Mandel, M.B.A.

Community Health Improvement Partners Champions for Health

Update on Clinical Response to the Crisis of Alzheimer's Diseas and Related Dementia (PDF)

May 10, 2022 David Johnson, Ph.D.         UC Davis The National Collaborative to Improve Diagnosis of Diverse Vascular Cognitive Impairment and Dementia (PDF)

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To view recorded presentations, visit our Professional Development playlist on YouTube.

*Supported by SMADRC grant: P30 AG062429 & Training grant: 1T32AG066596-01

Data Blitz

About the Series

For more than 35 years the Neuroscience Community in San Diego has been a leader in basic and clinical research into the cause, effects, and treatment of Alzheimer's disease and related neurodegenerative disorders. This long and distinguished tradition has been made possible by the expertise and vision of the diverse body of neuroscientists that makes up our community, and by the collaborative spirit that characterizes their scientific endeavors.

In order to continue and enhance this tradition of cutting-edge collaborative research, the Shiley-Marcos ADRC will host a "Data Blitz" in which leading research scientists from UCSD, Scripps, Salk, Burnham, and SDSU will give very brief presentations of their most recent and exciting findings on Alzheimer's disease, neurodegeneration, and brain aging.

We hope that this event will help investigators currently working in these areas, or interested in doing so, to become familiar with the breadth and depth of research being carried out by their colleagues and to identify resources and potential collaborations that will enhance their own research efforts.

Dates & Times

The next event date is TBD.

Data Blitz is hosted every couple of years. Join our list to receive updates about the next event. To subscribe to the list, send an email to:
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SoCal ADC Conference

About the Conference

The annual Southern California Alzheimer's Disease Research Conference shares the latest advances in research and cares with the local community. Reaching a diverse audience of over 400 clinicians, researchers, students, aging-services providers, and caregivers, the conference brings together internationally renowned experts on a unique theme each year to address our nation's progress in the battle against Alzheimer's disease and related dementias.

Dates & Time

The next event date is TBD.

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Clinical Core Case Conference Presentations

About the Presentations

Oral presentations are made by a multi-disciplinary team of neurologists, nurses, nurse practitioners, neuropsychologists, psychometrist, social workers, and pathologists of select longitudinal study participants' charts. Recent medical publications and national meetings' presentations are also discussed and summarized.  Invited presentations by affiliated UCSD PI's or study coordinators regarding new studies on AD and dementia for which ADRC study participants may also be eligible.  Attendees include faculty, staff, and trainees.

Dates & Times

The next event date is TBD.

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Annual Shiley Endowed Lecture

About the Lecture

The Shiley Endowed Lecture Series in Alzheimer's disease and related dementias (ADRC) research is an annual invited lecture. Prominent scholars renowned for groundbreaking work in the field are invited to travel to San Diego to present their work. This lectureship is made possible through a generous donation from the Shiley Foundation. Scholars, students, and community members are invited to attend at no cost and take advantage of the networking opportunity following the presentation.

Dates & Times

The next event date is TBD.

The Shiley lecture is offered every couple of years.  To receive notification about the next event subscribe to our mailing list.  To subscribe, send an email to adrc-healthcareproviders-g+subscribe@ucsd.edu

Special Events

iPSC Core Information Exchange Event on Wednesday 4/13/22 from 5pm-6:30pm via Zoom.

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CME Conference

About the Conference

The Shiley-Marcos Alzheimer’s Disease Research Center and the San Diego Alzheimer’s Disease Resource Center for Minority Aging Research (AD-RCMAR) co-host an annual CME conference.  

Dates & Times

The 2021 conference, "Pivoting During the Pandemic: Biopsychosocial Considerations in Neurodegeneration", was held virtually via Zoom on 6/2/21.  

The next event date is TBD. 

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Cognitive Interest Group

​About the Group

The Cognitive Interest Group is a monthly discussion group comprised of scholars from a variety of disciplines interested in discussing the latest research in the field of neuropsychology as it pertains to cognition and aging.

Dates & Time

2nd Wednesday of the month from 3 p.m. - 4 p.m. To confirm upcoming dates and time, check our Events Calendar page.

To Register

Email Dr. Salmon dsalmon@health.ucsd.edu to be added to the distribution list.