Exploring Solutions for Neurodegenerative Diseases event – March 5

The Morgridge Institute for Research and others are hosting an event called “Exploring Solutions for Neurodegenerative Diseases – Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s Research Day” on March 5. The aim of this event, which is free and open to the public, is to highlight the breadth of research and scholarly activity across the university and to encourage collaboration across disciplines. Advanced registration is requested to ensure adequate seating. Please register here.

Scientific portion:

2:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Alzheimer’s & Parkinson’s Research Day
Sponsored by the Wisconsin Alzheimer’s Disease Research Center & Parkinson’s Disease Think Tank.

2:15 p.m. – 3:15 p.m.
Thomas J Montine, MD, PhD
Professor and Chair of Pathology; Alvord Endowed Chair in Neuropathology; Director, Alzheimer’s Disease Research Center, University of Washington; Director, Pacific Northwest Udall Center

3:15 p.m. – 5:15 p.m.
Reception/poster session to interact with scientists and discuss current research. Explore an interactive display focused on Exploring Solutions for Neurodegenerative Disorders. Outstanding Poster Awards provided by the Madan and Vimla Asthana Endowment in Geriatrics

Community events:

5:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
Alzheimer’s & Parkinson’s Disease Community Discussion
Sponsored by the Morgridge Institute for Research & the Morgridge Center for Public Service

5 p.m.
Welcome: Katherine Cramer, Interim Director, Morgridge Center for Public Service

5:15 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.
Opening Presentation: “Advances in Neurodegeneration Research: the Power of Collaboration” Marina Emborg, MD, PhD, Associate Professor of Medical Physics, UW-Madison School of Medicine and Public Health; Director, Preclinical Parkinson’s Research Program

Panel Discussion: “Disambiguation of Diseases and Treatment Implications”
Alzheimer’s disease and Parkinson’s disease experts

6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
Community Reception and Tango Exhibit

The public is also invited to visit “Exploring Solutions for Neurodegenerative Diseases” display in the Town Center’s Discovery Niche during the spring of 2015. This interactive experience features UW–Madison research, treatment updates, resources for patients, videos and hands-on activities.

For more information contact Contact Ornella Hills at (608) 890-1137 or

Contact Becky Balistreri at (608) 316-4382 or for more information on the Alzheimer’s & Parkinson’s disease community discussion.