INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON ALZHEIMER'S DISEASE

AND RELATED DISORDERS IN THE MIDDLE EAST

5th Edition: Limassol, Cyprus  •  May 15-17, 2009

 

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Click here to play the Welcome presentation of Drs. Geula, Sabbagh,  Messis and Friedland  


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THIS MEETING IS SUPPORTED BY A GRANT FROM THE NATIONAL INSTITUTES OF HEALTH/THE NATIONAL INSTITUTE ON AGING


ORGANIZING SPONSOR:


ENDORSED BY:


GENERAL MEETING SILVER SPONSORS


SUPPORT IS ALSO PROVIDED BY

IBRO

(International Brain Research Organization)

www.ibro.org

and

The Alzheimer's Association (US)

www.alz.org


 

This meeting is presented under the auspices of Cyprus'

Minister of Health, Dr. Christos Patsalides.

OBJECTIVES

- To focus attention on dementia and neurodegenerative disorders of the aged in the Middle East;

- To raise scientific, medical and social awareness of these disorders;

- To enhance communication amongst medical and scientific workers in the region;

- To foster and enhance collaboration between health workers and researchers in the Middle East with their counterparts in the US, Europe and other parts of the world.

AUDIENCE

- Clinical physicians

- Scientists

- Representatives of government and social agencies, caregiver and patient   organizations, pharmaceutical and biotechnological companies, and other health care professionals with an interest in the aging community of the Middle East are welcome. 

Attendance is open to participants from all countries. 

FORMAT

The conference will be conducted in English and consists of presentations, papers and poster sessions.  A question and answer session is scheduled at the end of the conference. 

AGENDA/

TOPICS

This conference will include, but not be limited to, presentations on:

- history of Alzheimer's disease,

- basic sciences of Alzheimer's disease pathophysiology,

- pharmacotherapy of primary and secondary symptoms in Alzheimer's, 

- non-pharmacological management of dementia,

- ethical and legal issues in dementia,

- aging in local populations,

- aging in the Koran and the Bible.

CME

CME Accreditation

This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the Essential Areas and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education through the joint sponsorship of PESI, LLC and International Conference on Alzheimer’s Disease and Related Disorders in the Middle East.  PESI, LLC is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

AMA PRA Designation Statement

The PESI, LLC designates this educational activity for a maximum of 10.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

International CME

International Physicians are formally eligible for AMA PRA Category 1 Credit.

CME (Cyprus)

 

The CME committee of the Cyprus Medical Association offers 8 (eight) CME points to the attendees of the 5th International Conference of Alzheimer’s Disease and Related Disorders in the Middle East.

OUTCOMES

After attending this conference, participants will be able to:

- discuss the history of dementia and its societal impact on the aging community in the Middle East,

- identify different forms of neurodegenerative disorders, including the many causes of dementia,

- describe the behavioral features of Alzheimer's, 

- discuss the appropriate treatment course for Alzheimer's.

 

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CONVENERS and LOCAL ORGANIZING COMMITTEE


Fifth Edition Conveners:

Changiz Geula, PhD, Professor, Northwestern University

Marwan Sabbagh, MD, Director, Cleo Roberts Center of Clinical Research, Sun Health Research Institute


Chair, Local Organizing Committee:

Chris Messis, MD, Chairman, Cyprus Mental Health Commission


ORGANIZING SPONSOR:

Pancyprian Alzheimer's Society


Local Organizing Committee:

Ioannis Kalakoutas, MD (Chairman, Cyprus Alzheimer National Committee)

Michalis Protopapas, MD (President, Cyprus Neurological Society)

Neophytos Papaneophytou, MD (President, Cyprus Psychiatric Association)

Antigoni Diakou (President, Cyprus Alzheimer's Association)

Savvas Papacostas, MD (Institute of Neurology and Genetics)


First, Second, Third, Fourth Edition Convener:

Robert P. Friedland, MD, Professor and Chair, Department of Neurology, University of Louisville

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