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Turning Point: The Quest for a Cure | A Film Screening and Panel Discussion

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Cultural Arts Center, Montgomery College

7995 Georgia Avenue

Silver Spring, MD 20910

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Where will the future of Alzheimer’s research take us? The race to find treatments, if not a cure, for Alzheimer’s disease has seen setback after devastating setback in recent years, prompting the medical and scientific community to question their answers about the underlying mechanisms of the disease.

Leadership Montgomery, in partnership with the BrightFocus Foundation, is proud to announce a special screening event of the captivating new documentary TURNING POINT. From acclaimed filmmaker James Keach (Academy Award-nominated Glen Campbell...I’ll Be Me), TURNING POINT follows a team of researchers on the front lines of Alzheimer’s research and captures the raw disappointment and renewed hope of those working to find a cure for this fatal, incurable disease affecting nearly 5.7 million Americans.

Following the film screening, we will host a panel discussion with local experts to talk about the film, the latest research and available local resources.

SCREENING AGENDA:

6:00PM-6:30PM- Registration, arrival
6:30PM-8:00PM- Film screening
8:00PM-8:30PM- Post film panel discussion
8:30PM- Conclusion

PARKING INFO:

Parking is available in the east and west garages. For complete transporation and parking information, please click here.

ABOUT THE FILM:

It’s been called the final frontier of medicine, the real health care moonshot, the holy grail of science. Alzheimer’s disease -- the most feared of all maladies, with no way to cure, stop or even slow its insidious progression. But now, TURNING POINT brings you inside the quest for the first medication that could treat the underlying process of Alzheimer’s disease. Meet the people behind these grand experiments, the scientists driven as much by personal conviction as professional innovation, and discover why medical science is never easy, often unpredictable, and potentially perilous.

TURNING POINT also takes on some of the complex issues facing the American healthcare system, including the public health tsunami that will hit the country as Baby Boomers age, with the disease projected to nearly triple in the next 30 years.

ABOUT THE PANELISTS:

Panel info coming soon.

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