Great Lakes Clinical Trials Memory Experts Invited to Present at Alzheimer's Association Research Symposium

Great Lakes Clinical Trials is honored to have two of their memory research experts, invited to speak at the 2017 Alzheimer's Association Research Symposium, hosted by the Illinois Chapter.  Dr. Linda Rice, Board-Certified Clinical Neuropsychologist will be joined by Great Lakes Clinical Trials President, Steve Satek, to present at the educational sessions on the topic of "The Genetics of Alzheimer’s Disease. 

Steve Satek

Steve Satek

Linda Rice, PhD

Linda Rice, PhD

"Many people with Alzheimer’s Disease are concerned that they have inherited the condition and may in turn pass it on," commented Mr. Satek.  "Our presentation and discussion outlines the present state of knowledge about the genetics of Alzheimer’s Disease. Genetic risk factors will be described and explained."   Attendees will also learn what researchers know about genetics, age, chromosomes and family history and how these factors are incorporated into the design of Alzheimer’s Disease clinical trials, including the new National GeneMatch research registry.

The theme of this year's symposium is "Educate. Ignite. Integrate."  National, regional and local dementia researchers and experts will present the latest and emerging dementia-related research topics including innovative care practices, technology based care and treatment options, theories and discoveries with a special focus on translating research into care.

WHERE IS IT?
This year’s Symposium is being held at the Swissôtel Chicago, with stunning views of Lake Michigan and the Chicago Skyline, the Swissôtel offers an exclusive destination setting for our full-day Symposium and expo.  The street address of the venue is 323 E Upper Wacker Dr, Chicago, IL 60601.

WHEN IS IT?
November 2, 2017 | 7:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.

WHO SHOULD ATTEND?
Physicians, researchers, health care professionals, professional caregivers, students and members of our community looking to enhance skill sets and gain insights on Alzheimer’s and dementia-related topics. CME and CEUs offered. 

REGISTRATION
To register for this event, click HERE to be taken to the Alzheimer's Association website.

ABOUT GREAT LAKES CLINICAL TRIALS
Great Lakes Clinical Trials is an independent, phase I-IV clinical trials center that specializes in the study of new medications for the prevention, treatment and cure of memory disorders such as Alzheimer's Disease.  With two Chicago area locations in the Andersonville neighborhood of Chicago and in Arlington Heights, the Great Lakes team have managed more than 450 clinical trials over the past 25 years and are committed to providing quality services for both study volunteers, their caregivers & the research industry. All medical services at  Great Lakes Clinical Trials are provided free-of-charge (no insurance required).  Health information is kept confidential, unless collaboration with your personal physician is requested.  A stipend will provided for your participation - amounts vary based on each study.  Free transportation is also provided for some trials.  For more information, call (773) 275-3500.