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McKnight Brain Research Foundation Sponsors Third Cognitive Aging Summit

Published: May 4th, 2017

Category: News

The Cognitive Aging Summit III was convened on April 6-7, 2017, by the National Institute on Aging and made possible by the McKnight Brain Research Foundation through a generous grant to the Foundation for the National Institutes of Health. This Summit, held at Bethesda North Marriott Hotel & Conference Center North Bethesda, MD, brought together experts in a variety of research fields to discuss the most cutting edge advances in our understanding of age-related brain and cognitive changes, with a focus on resilience and reserve.

Summit III builds upon research directions identified through the two previous Summits (2007, 2010). During the Summit, the research advances and resources developed through the four McKnight Brain Institutes were highlighted. The long-term objective of the Summit is to improve cognitive health by continuing to raise awareness of the importance of research in cognitive aging and the factors that may influence resilience to impairment and the development of cognitive reserve.

Click here to see the program.  (PDF)

Click here to view a complete video of the program presentations

Click her to see the Blog posted by the National Institute on Aging.

The Cognitive Aging Summit III: New insights on resilience, reserve in older adults
Molly Wagster, Chief, Behavioral and Systems Neuroscience Branch, Division of Neuroscience
On April 6–7, 2017, almost 300 researchers and private foundation representatives attended the Cognitive Aging Summit III in Bethesda, Maryland. The themes for this Summit were cognitive and brain resilience and reserve. Over a day and a half, investigators from around the world delivered talks and discussed some of the most important issues facing the public as we seek to find ways to preserve or even improve cognitive function and brain health as we age. Read the full blog post.