Alzheimer's Foundation of America

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Webinar: Making Alzheimer’s Disease a National Priority: Has the National Alzheimer’s Project Act (NAPA) Fulfilled its Promise?

July 16 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm EDT

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In 2011, Congress passed the National Alzheimer’s Project Act (NAPA) calling for Alzheimer’s disease prevention, treatment, and care to be a priority for the United States and ordered creation of a National Plan to Address Alzheimer’s Disease which, among other goals, called for development of a cure or modifying treatment for Alzheimer’s disease by 2025.

This webinar will examine:

* NAPA’s goals and the progress made toward meeting them
* Whether Alzheimer’s disease is being appropriately prioritized in Washington
* Advancements in research and gaps in policy
* What, if any, changes need to be made in Washington to advance the path toward a cure

Panelists:

Senator Roy Blunt (R-MO)
Chair, Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Labor, Health and Human Services and Education

Congressman John Garamendi (D-CA)
Member, Bipartisan Congressional Task Force on Alzheimer’s Disease

Mony J. de Leon, Ed.D.
Director of the Brain Health Imaging Institute in Department of Radiology
Assistant Professor of Neuroscience in Radiology
Weill Cornell Medicine

Allison B. Reiss, MD
AFA Medical, Scientific and Memory Screening Advisory Board Member
Associate Professor of Medicine, NYU Long Island School of Medicine
Head, Inflammation Section, NYU Winthrop Research Institute

Moderator:

Hon. Steve Israel
Member, AFA Board of Directors
Director of the Institute of Politics and Global Affairs, Cornell University
Member of Congress (2001-2017)

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Details

Date:
July 16
Time:
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm EDT