Alzheimer's Association International Conference® 2014


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The Alzheimer’s Association International Conference® 2014 (AAIC® 2014) in Copenhagen featured a number of oral and poster presentations from WADRC lab members. Oral presentations included:

  • Participation in cognitively-stimulating activities is associated with brain structure and cognitive function in preclinical Alzheimer’s disease given by Stephanie Schultz
  • Amyloid burden, cortical thickness, and cognitive function in the Wisconsin Registry for Alzheimer’s Prevention given by Benjamin Doherty
  • Cardiorespiratory fitness is associated with brain structure, cognition, and mood in a middle-aged cohort at risk for Alzheimer’s disease given by Elizabeth Boots
  • Physical activity modifies Alzheimer’s biomarkers in preclinical Alzheimer’s disease: Evidence from the Wisconsin Registry for Alzheimer’s Prevention given by Ozioma Okonkwo
  • Insulin resistance and central obesity in APOE4 carriers are associated with increases in cerebral spinal fluid phosphorylated tau given by Erika Starks

Additionally, Erika Starks served as a session co-chair for the “Biomarkers: Molecular Metabolic Markers of Dementia” session.

Congratulations to Ozioma Okonkwo! Okonkwo received the Alzheimer’s Imaging Consortium 2014 Best Oral Presentation Award for his oral presentation Physical activity modifies Alzheimer’s biomarkers in preclinical Alzheimer’s disease: Evidence from the Wisconsin Registry for Alzheimer’s Prevention.

Congratulations to Stephanie Schultz! Schultz received the AAIC Overall Best Student Poster Competition Award for her poster Subjective memory complaints, cortical thinning, and cognitive dysfunction in middle-aged adults at risk for AD: Findings from the Wisconsin Registry for Alzheimer’s Prevention.