NORWOOD PARK, IL - The Alzheimer’s Association, Greater Illinois Chapter’s educational program Alzheimer’s Research: Get Informed, Get Involved will take place from 11:00-12:00 pm on Monday, June 20, 2016 at the Norwood Park Senior Center located at 5801 N. Natoma in Chicago, IL.
Alzheimer’s Research: Get Informed, Get Involved is a series of education and awareness events brought to you by The Alzheimer’s Association, Greater Illinois Chapter. Monday’s series will allow participants to learn about:
- The current state of Alzheimer’s research
- Local Efforts in the fight to end Alzheimer’s
- Crucial role clinical trials play in developing the next generation of treatments
- Overview and status of the studies being conducted at Great Lakes Clinical Trials in Chicago
In addition, participants will be given the opportunity to enroll in the Alzheimer’s Association’s TrialMatch® program.
The event’s keynote speakers will be Mr. Steve Satek.
Steve Satek is the Founder and President of Great Lakes Clinical Trials, an independent, phase I-IV clinical trial center located on the north side of Chicago, specializing in the study of investigational medications, food products and supplements for the treatment of chronic diseases, notably in Psychiatry, Alzheimer’s disease, Pain Management and Women’s Health.
Steve has more than 25 years of experience in the clinical research industry. He began his career as a bench researcher at the Northwestern University Robert H. Lurie Cancer Center and since that time has held senior management positions at the Chicago Center for Clinical Research, Radiant Research, Cognitive Drug Research and Forenap Pharma. Just prior to opening Great Lakes Clinical Trials, Steve served as the Senior Vice President for a nationally-recognized consulting group, where he specialized in the design, implementation, and management of central nervous system and clinical pharmacology research programs. Steve offers a diverse and thorough knowledge of clinical trial operations, which has been presented at over 20 industry conferences. In addition, he has personally project managed and/or coordinated over 100 trials. He holds two Bachelor of Science degrees in Molecular Biology and in Biochemistry from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and an Executive MBA from the Lake Forest Graduate School of Management.
The Great Lakes Clinical Trials memory research team will be on-site at the event to conduct brief memory assessment for the community, the results of which can be used to determine qualifications for upcoming research programs. In addition, free memory assessments are always available at Great Lakes Clinical Trials' main clinic located at 5149 North Ashland Avenue in Chicago, at the corner of Foster and Ashland.
Heidi Johnson, Senior Manager of Research Engagement and Terrianne Reynolds, Director of Medical and Research Activities for the Alzheimer’s Association Greater Illinois Chapter will be present and will take questions following the program.
The end of Alzheimer’s disease starts here. To register for this program offered at no cost, call 847.324.0393 or register online at www.alz.org/illinois.
About the Alzheimer's Association, Greater Illinois Chapter:
The Alzheimer’s Association is the world’s leading voluntary health organization in Alzheimer’s research, care and support. Our mission is to eliminate Alzheimer’s disease through the advancement of research; to provide and enhance care and support for all affected; and to reduce the risk of dementia through the promotion of brain health. The Alzheimer’s Association, Greater Illinois Chapter serves 68 counties in Illinois. Since 1980, the Chapter has provided reliable information and care consultation; created supportive services for families; increased funding for dementia research; and influenced public policy changes.