5th Annual: Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy

A 2-Day Virtual Event | October 21st - 22nd 2021
headacheconceptual-artwork3d-illustration-picture-id1156927795.jpg

The annual CTE Conference is a two-day virtual course where participants will learn about all aspects of CTE, including its pathology, pathophysiology, genetics, biomarkers, imaging, clinical syndromes, clinical criteria, differential diagnosis, impact on veterans, implications for the family and, what it is like to live with or worry about the disease.

Mark your calendar for BU ADRC CTE Conference 2021, when we will host virtually a diverse array of CTE, AD, and ADRD presenters!

Course Directors

Kate Turk, MD

Course Director 

Budson.jpeg

Andrew Budson, MD

Course Co-Director

sq-ann-mckee-18-1888-MCKEE-037.jpg

Ann Mckee, MD

Content Expertise

Robert Stern, PhD

Content Expertise

Robert Cantu, MD, FACS

Content Expertise

Registration

Registration will open on Monday, July 19th. Check back! 

Fee: $325

Students/Trainees: Discounted

Poster Presentee: Discounted

Poster Session - Call for Abstracts

The BU Alzheimer’s Disease Research Center is now accepting abstracts for the 2021 CTE Conference poster session. The call for posters is open to students of all levels, trainees, researchers, and faculty who are involved in research related to Alzheimer’s disease, dementia, aging, and related topics. Poster abstracts are due Wednesday, August 25th, and must be submitted online. Accepted poster presenters will be notified by Wednesday, September 1st. 

Course Description

This multidisciplinary course will cover the fundamentals of mild cognitive impairment and early Alzheimer’s disease, including diagnosis and clinical course, neuropathological underpinnings, risk factors and prevention, and pharmacological treatments.  Implementation of feasible and effective office-based screening tools to distinguish normal aging from mild cognitive impairment and early Alzheimer’s disease will be covered along with key clinical, research, and community-based resources for patients and their families.  Finally, an interactive panel discussion will cover the best strategies for communicating the diagnosis and prognosis to patients and families.

 

Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy (CTE) is a progressive degenerative disease of the brain found in athletes (and others) with a history of repetitive brain trauma, including symptomatic concussions as well as asymptomatic subconcussive hits to the head. Brain degeneration is associated with memory loss, confusion, impaired judgment, impulse control problems, aggression, depression, and, eventually, progressive dementia.