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Register: 2017 National Research Summit on Care, Services and Supports for Persons with Dementia and Their Caregivers

in Matthew Janicki, Info Blast

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Registration is open for the 2017 National Research Summit on Care, Services and Supports for Persons with Dementia and Their Caregivers.

Registration is free, but space is limited so please register as soon as possible if you want to attend in-person on the NIH campus. To register, click here. If you prefer to watch the videocast, please register and choose the “videocast” option. A link and additional details will be sent to you approximately one-week prior to the event.

The Summit is two-day meeting of researchers, service providers, persons with dementia, family caregivers, and other stakeholder groups. It will be held at the Natcher Building’s Ruth L. Kirschstein Auditorium of the National Institutes of Health in Bethesda, Maryland, on October 16 and 17, 2017, and it is free and open to the public.

The Summit is intended to identify what we know now and what we still need to learn in order to accelerate the development, evaluation, translation, implementation, and scaling up of comprehensive care, services, and supports for persons with dementia, families, and other caregivers.

We are very pleased to announce that Prof. Tamar Heller, the chair of the ad hoc working group on caregiving on dementia and intellectual disability (commissioned by the NTG) will be speaking at the Summit and conveying the recommendations made by the group on behalf of the NTG. The working group's report will shortly be posted on the NTG website.

The Summit is focused on research that is needed to improve quality of person- and family-centered care and outcomes across care settings, including quality of life and the lived experience of persons with dementia and their caregivers. To view the draft agenda and list of speakers, click here.

If you are interested in attending, please register early and arrange for your lodging as soon as possible as this will be a very popular event. The location in Bethesda has limited hotel space near by, but the NIH campus is on the Metro's Red Line (Medical Center station) -- so access from anywhere in the metropolitan DC area is fairly easy.

If you do decide to attend, please let us know so we can keep in touch about any ancillary activities related to the NTG.

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Matthew P. Janicki, Ph.D.
University of Illinois at Chicago (RRTC/DDH)
National Task Group on Intellectual Disabilities and Dementia Practices

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