Webinar: Addressing the Disparities in Dementia Risk, Early Detection and Care in U.S. Latino Populations
The Division of Neuroscience's Minority Health and Health Disparities in Neuroscience Webinar Series presents Addressing the Disparities in Dementia Risk, Early Detection and Care in U.S. Latino Populations: Insights from the US Consortium of Aging, Dementia & Latino Studies (CADLAS).
Date and Time
Nov. 28, 2023 from 1:00-2:15 p.m., ET
Yakeel T. Quiroz, Ph.D., Harvard Medical School and Massachusetts General Hospital
David X. Marquez, Ph.D., University of Illinois Chicago
Jorge Llibre-Guerra, M.D., M.Sc., Washington University
Katya Rascovsky, Ph.D., University of Pennsylvania
Miriam J. Rodriguez, Ph.D., Indiana University
Jaime Perales Puchalt, Ph.D., M.P.H., University of Kansas
Elena Portacolone, Ph.D., M.B.A., M.P.H., University of California, San Francisco
Christian Salazar, Ph.D., M.P.H., University of California, Irvine
Latinos have increased risk for Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias, limited access to quality care, and are severely underrepresented in Alzheimer's disease (AD) and dementia research and clinical trials. In this webinar, members of the U.S. Consortium of Aging, Dementia & Latino Studies (CADLAS) will discuss recent developments, current challenges, and opportunities, as well as future directions in the four research areas that are the focus of its Special Interest Groups (SIG):
- Genomics and Biomarkers
- Cognition and Assessment
- Recruitment and Clinical Trials
- Dementia Care and Psychosocial Interventions
The main goal of CADLAS is to promote collaborations among investigators working on aging, Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias in U.S. Latino/Hispanic populations to accelerate research and the discovery of biomarkers, new diagnostics, prevention and treatment. The Consortium is unprecedented in that it includes investigators with diverse research interests and expertise in basic, clinical, translational and public health sciences from various regions throughout the United States. The Consortium members have ongoing research studies that enroll individuals from ethnic and culturally diverse communities including older Latino adults of Mexican, Central and South American backgrounds, as well as of the Caribbean islands. Members also have active working relationships with community-based organizations that result in powerful alliances to help the Consortium to carry out new research projects and recruit older Latino adults into their studies.
Please contact Damali Martin for questions about the webinar.
MHHD Webinar Committee Members:
- Dallas Anderson, Division of Neuroscience
- Damali Martin, Division of Neuroscience
- Camille Pottinger, Division of Neuroscience
- Tayona Pearson, Division of Neuroscience
- Richard Kwok, Division of Neuroscience
- Maryam Ghaleh, Division of Neuroscience
If you need reasonable accommodation to participate in this event, please contact the meeting organizer listed under Contact Information. Please make your request no later than 1 week before the event.