About the Conference
Two Days of CTE Talks
Nov. 30 - Dec. 1
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.
During this two-day course, participants will learn about all aspects of CTE including its pathology, pathophysiology, genetics, biomarkers, imaging, clinical syndromes, clinical criteria, differential diagnosis, impact on veterans and implications for the family, and what it is like to live with or worry about the disease.
This Conference is leveled as Intermediate and Advanced.
About the BU Alzheimer's Disease Research Center
What is the ADRC?
The Boston University Alzheimer's Disease Research Center (BU ADRC) is a National Institute on Aging Center focused on research aimed at reducing the human and economic costs of Alzheimer's disease through the advancement of knowledge.
Established in 1996, the BU ADRC is one of 33 AD Research Centers in the US funded by the National Institutes of Health to advance research on Alzheimer's disease and related dementias.