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Cognitive Aging Summit

Wednesday, October 10, 2007 to Friday, October 12, 2007


The Cognitive Aging Summit held in October 2007 brought together a range of experts in a variety of research fields to discuss the most cutting-edge advances in our understanding of age-related brain and behavioral changes. The goals and objectives of the conference were to assess the status of current scientific knowledge in normal aging and changes in cognition associated with the aging process; explore new avenues of potential research within the scientific community that could lead to the development of pharmacological and behavioral interventions; and, ultimately, to improved outcomes for the aging; and raise the level of awareness both within the scientific community and among the public about the importance of this area of research and its tremendous value to society. It is anticipated that recommendations for research directions will be coming soon as a result of the Summit, and that subsequent research will lead to practical recommendations and interventions for maintenance of cognitive health throughout life.

Contact Information

Dr. Molly Wagster, DN
301-496-9350

  • Summit Agenda (PDF, 174K)
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Logo for Cognitive Aging Summit, October 10-12, 2007, The Captiol Hilton Hotel