5th Annual: Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy

A 2-Day Virtual Event | October 21st - 22nd 2021

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

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Kate Turk, MD

Course Director 


Andrew Budson, MD

Course Co-Director


Ann Mckee, MD

Content Expertise

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Robert Stern, PhD

Content Expertise


Robert Cantu, MD, FACS

Content Expertise


Registration Now Open


Fee: $325

Students/Trainees: Discounted

Poster Presentee: Discounted

Poster Session (Visit Poster Webpage)

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 submissions are now closed. 

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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.