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UC Berkeley Aging Research and Technology(ART) Innovation Summit

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Pauley Ballroom

UC Berkeley

2495 Bancroft Way

Berkeley, CA 94720

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Alzheimer’s and neurodegenerative diseases are critical health and financial burdens on patients, families, and societies in this country and around the world. Through Medicare and Medicaid, the US government is spending $200B this year on care and support, and that is projected to reach $1Trillion by 2050. 5.8M people are directly affected in this country, among 44M worldwide, largely cared for by untrained family members - many of whom are forced to leave the paid workforce to provide such care. These numbers are expected to at least double by 2040.

The Summit will present innovative research, interventions and technology solutions that are emerging to address the challenges of a wide array of neurodegenerative diseases. The goal of the Summit is to promote and present cutting edge research and technology innovation from across UC Berkeley and our sister UC campuses, showcasing advances that will disrupt the way individuals, clinicians, providers, and society addresses the impact of diverse neurodegenerative diseases. At the same time, the Summit will expose students and key stakeholders alike to innovative, scientific, evidence-based research into lifestyle factors that are effective in postponing the onset of dementia.

Please join global leaders in neurodegenerative disease research and technology innovation for a day of presentations, poster sessions, and valuable networking focused on cutting-edge solutions, targeting issues related to prevention, diagnosis, and treatment. A percentage of the proceeds from this event will support scholarships for students interested in research on aging & elder care.

The Summit is hosted by UC Berkeley aging research and education programs:

  • Center for Research and Education in Aging (CREA)

  • Center for Information Technology Research in the Interest of Society and the Banatao Institute (CITRIS)

  • Center for Technology and Aging (CTA)

  • OSHER Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI)

  • Fung Fellowship for Wellness and Technology Innovations

  • Berkeley Brain Initiative

  • Center on the Economics and Demography of Aging (CEDA)


Registration Opens at 8:30 am

9:15 am Welcome and Introduction
9:30 am Keynote Address: Emerging Innovations in Dementia and Neurodegenerative Disease

  • Speaker TBA

10:00 am Panel: New Insights into the Biology of Neurodegeneration

  • Moderator:

  • William Jagust, School of Public Health and Helen Wills Neuroscience Institute, UC Berkeley

  • Panelists:

  • Andy Dillin, Cell Biology, Glenn Center for Aging Research, UC Berkeley

  • Daniela Kaufer, Integrative Biology, UC Berkeley

10:35 am Networking and Coffee Break

11:00 am Panel: Societal Factors in Neurodegenerative Disease - Future Engagement Strategies

  • Moderator

  • William Dow, School of Public Health, UC Berkeley

  • Panelists:

  • Gretchen Donehower, Center on the Economics and Demography of Aging, UC Berkeley

  • Ming Hsu, Interdisciplinary Studies in Neuroscience/Business, UC Berkeley

  • John Swartzberg, School of Public Health, UC Berkeley

11:45 am Panel: Lifestyle Factors in Neurodegenerative Disease - Building Cognitive Reserve & Neural Plasticity

  • Moderator:

  • Susan Hoffman, Director, Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI), UC Berkeley

  • Panelists:

  • Edward Blonz, Clinical Pharmacy and Nutrition, UC San Francisco

  • Susan Landau, Molecular Biophysics and Integrated Bioimaging, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, UC Berkeley

  • Joseph Winer, Cognitive Neuroscience, Center for Human Sleep Science, Jagust Lab, UC Berkeley

12:30 pm Welcome: Disrupting Neurodegenerative Disease - A Global Challenge for the 21st Century

  • Carol Christ, Chancellor, UC Berkeley

12:40 pm Lunch + Informal Discussion Groups, Posters / Exhibits

1:45 pm Keynote Address: Collaborations and Solutions- Lessons from Parkinson's Disease

  • Randy Schekman, Nobel Laureate Cell Biology, UC Berkeley

2:05 pm Challenge Address: Advancing Solutions in Disrupting Neurodegenerative Disease: Opportunities for Public/Private Collaborations

  • Miyoung Chun, CEO, Alzheimer’s X

2:20 pm Panel: Organizing for the Future: From Clinic to Caretakers


  • David Lindeman, Director Health; CITRIS and the Banatao Institute


  • Roseanne Aleong, Director of Research, Innovation, and Translation, Baycrest

  • Elizabeth Edgerly, Executive Director, Alzheimer's Association of N. California & N. Nevada

  • Heather Young, Professor & Founding Dean Emerita, Betty Irene Moore School of Nursing, UC Davis

3:00 pm Networking Break: Meet the Startups/Tech Demonstrations/Poster Session/Exhibits

3:45 pm Short Talks - Tech Meets Neurodegenerative Diseases: Emerging Technology Innovations & Challenges


Mary Furlong, Mary Furlong & Associates

David Lindeman, Director of Health, CITRIS and the Banatao Institute


  • TBA, Coleman Fung, BlueGogi

  • Lain McIntyre, HUMM

  • George Netscher, SafelyYou

  • Ngoc Mai Nguyen, OptoCeutics

  • Eliav Shaked, RetiSpec

  • Carrie Shaw, Embodied Labs

4:30 pm Closing Keynote: A Vision for the Future

  • Ehud Isacoff, Director, Helen Wills Neuroscience Institute, UC Berkeley

4:50 pm Wrap Up and Take-Aways

5:00 – 6:00 pm Networking Reception Meet the Startups/Tech Demonstrations/Poster Session/Exhibits

  • The event will include industry exhibits and poster sessions focused on current research.



  • To sponsor, exhibit or participate in the poster session: please contact Summit Producer Deborah Krant

REGISTRATION (early bird until August 17) :

  • OLLI Berkeley member/UC Staff or Faculty Retirees: $60

  • Startup Companies: $135

  • Summit Pass: $175

  • UC Faculty/ Staff: $60

  • UC Student: $25


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    Deborah G Krant deborahgkrant@gmail.com, Summit Producer

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