Everything you want and need to know about memory and the mind.

Saturday February 22, 2003

Educational support provided by Organizational sponsors
Novartis Pharmaceuticals Ortho-McNeil Pharmaceuticals Pfizer Pharmaceuticals
Elan Pharmaceuticals

St. Joseph's Hospital, Phoenix, AZ

Midwestern College of Pharmacy, Glendale, AZ

This was the first annual regional meeting - Arizona, Colorado, Nevada, New Mexico, Wyoming, Utah - that stood as a unique new educational forum for both professionals and the general public who are interested in memory and memory disorders.

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Track A - Professionals: Physicians, clinicians, psychologists, physician assistants, nurse practitioners, social workers, and those in the legal profession.

Track B - The Public: Family members, caregivers, patients

Keynote Speaker:
Dr. Gary Small, Director, UCLA Center on Aging, Los Angeles, California, and author of the national bestseller The Memory Bible, will discuss Memory in Aging.

Faculty Speakers:
    • Dr. Jonathan Carter - Mayo Clinic, Scottsdale, Arizona - Memory Loss and Multiple Sclerosis
    • Dr. Murray Flaster - Barrow Neurological Institute, Phoenix, Arizona - Memory Loss and Stroke
    • Dr. Stephen Flitman - 21st Century Neurology, Phoenix, Arizona - Alzheimer's disease and related conditions
    • Dr. Eric Johnson - Barrow Neurological Institute, Phoenix, Arizona - Genetics of Memory Disorder
    • Dr. James Leverenz - Univ. of Washington, Seattle - Genetics and Presentation of Lewy Body Disease
    • Chip McLaughlin, Esq. - Elder Law Attorney, Phoenix, Arizona - Legal issues regarding memory loss
    • Dr. Bruce McNaughton - University of Arizona:Tucson - Understanding normal memory function
    • Dr. William Summers - Albuquerque, New Mexico - Cholinesterase inhibitors for memory improvement
    • Dr. David Treiman - Barrow Neurological Institute, Phoenix, Arizona - Memory Loss and Epilepsy

Coffee service and buffet-style lunch are provided!

Tracks A and B:
Physicians, psychologists, medical health providers, physician assistants, nurse practitioners, pharmacists, and those seeking CME/CEU category 1 credit followed Track A, as did other professionals such as social workers and those in the legal professions. The information for Track A was planned and implemented in accordance with the Essential Areas and Policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint sponsorship of St. Joseph's Hospital and Xenoscience, Inc. St. Joseph's Hospital is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians and nurses. St. Joseph's Hospital takes responsibility for the content, quality and scientific integrity of this CME activity. Continuing education credits for pharmacists was provided through Midwestern University.

Family members, patients, caregivers and the general public seeking insight and information into memory disorders had the opportunity to hear from experts in the field in Track B. This track features the same speakers who took the time to make their lectures accessible to the interested layperson.

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