Workshop on bilingualism and cognitive reserve and resilience
Note: All times listed are Eastern Standard Time (EST)
Tuesday, March 2nd
10:00 a.m. - 10:15 a.m. Welcome & Introductions, Matt Sutterer, Ph.D.
Richard Hodes, M.D., Director, National Institute on Aging (NIA)
Eliezer Masliah, M.D., Director, Division of Neuroscience, NIA
Lis Nielsen, Ph.D., Director, Division of Behavioral and Social Research, NIA
Matt Sutterer, Ph.D.; Molly Wagster, Ph.D., Division of Neuroscience
Jonathan King, Ph.D.; Dana Plude, Ph.D., Division of Behavioral and Social Research
10:15 a.m. - 10:45 a.m. Overview: Cognitive Reserve & Resilience in Aging
Dan Mungas, Ph.D., University of California, Davis, Davis, California, USA
Session 1: Bilingualism across the lifespan and its impact on reserve and resilience
Session Chair: Jon King, Ph.D.
10:45 a.m. - 11:15 a.m. Beyond bilingual juggling: Hypotheses about the source of reserve and resilience
Judith Kroll, Ph.D., University of California, Irvine, Irvine, California, USA
11:15 a.m. - 11:45 a.m. Maybe, Sometimes, Bilingualism Also Selects for Executive Function Ability
Erika Hoff, Ph.D. Florida Atlantic University, Boca Raton, Florida, USA
11:45 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Break
12:00 p.m. - 12:30 p.m. Bilingualism, Brain and Development: A Neuroemergentist Perspective
Arturo E. Hernandez, Ph.D., University of Houston, Houston, Texas, USA
12:30 p.m. - 1:00 p.m. Onset of dementia in bilingual adults: Evidence for cognitive reserve
Ellen Bialystok, Ph.D., York University, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
1:00 p.m. - 1:30 p.m. Discussion of Session 1, Moderated by Jon King, Ph.D.
1:30 p.m. Break
Session 2: Factors complicating the study of bilingualism and its impact on cognition and the brain
Session Chair: Dana Plude, Ph.D.
1:45 p.m. - 2:15 p.m. Bilingualism and cognitive reserve: concepts, confounds and controversies
Thomas Bak, M.D., University of Edinburgh, Edinburgh, Scotland, United Kingdom
2:15 p.m. - 2:45 p.m. Deconstructing bilingualism and its sociocultural determinants for research on cognitive aging
Miguel Arce Renteria, Ph.D., Columbia University Medical Center, New York, New York, USA
2:45 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. Break
3:00 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. Idiosyncratic linguistic features: potential impact in dementia and bilingualism studies
Boon Lead Tee, M.D., University of California, San Francisco, San Francisco, California, USA
3:30 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. Bimodal bilingualism, deafness, and aging
Karen Emmorey, Ph.D., San Diego State University, San Diego, California, USA
4:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. Aging and Bilingual Language Control
Tamar Gollan, Ph.D., University of California, San Diego, San Diego, California, USA
4:30 p.m. - 4:45 p.m. Break
4:45 p.m. - 5:15 p.m. Discussion of Session 2, Moderated by Dana Plude, Ph.D.
5:15p.m. Adjourn Day 1, Matt Sutterer, Ph.D.
Wednesday, March 3rd
Welcome and Announcements, Jon King, Ph.D.
10:00 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. Perspective: Is there a bilingual advantage?
Kenneth Paap, Ph.D., San Francisco State University, San Francisco, California, USA
Session 3: Mechanisms by which bilingualism may drive neuroplasticity in the brain
Session Chair: Molly Wagster, Ph.D.
10:30 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. Structural neuroplasticity in the healthy bilingual brain and its relevance to healthy aging
Christos Pliatsikas, Ph.D., University of Reading, Reading, England, United Kingdom
11:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. The complexity of bilingualism and its effects on neuroplasticity
John G. Grundy, Ph.D., Iowa State University, Ames, Iowa, USA
11:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Neuroanatomical perspectives on bilingualism and aging
Jubin Abutalebi, M.D., University Vita Salute San Raffaele, Milan, Italy
12:00 p.m. - 12:30 p.m. Break
12:30 p.m. - 1:00 p.m. Bilingualism, reserve and resilience across dementia subtypes
Suvarna Alladi, M.D., National Institute of Mental Health and Neurosciences, Bangalore, India
1:00 p.m. - 1:30 p.m. Bilingualism as a precursor for a cognitive reserve: What are the required premises?
Esti Blanco-Elorrieta, Ph.D., Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA