June 20-22, 2018 – Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity
Banff, Alberta, Canada


This event is an Accredited Group Learning Activity (Section 1) as defined by the Maintenance of Certification Program of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada, and approved by the University of Calgary Office of Continuing Medical Education and Professional Development. You may claim a maximum of 21 hours

Campus Alberta Neuroscience and the Alberta Healthy Brain Aging and Dementia community are pleased to announce their second international conference, Promoting Healthy Brain Aging and Preventing Dementia: Research and Translation, took place on June 20-22, 2018 at the Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity in Banff, Alberta, Canada.

This event is in follow-up to a successful conference of the same name held in 2016. That conference brought together people of different fields and backgrounds and allowed for cross-disciplinary connections and innovative conversations. The audience included researchers, physicians, policymakers, trainees and members of the community from Alberta, Canada and around the world. Several new, promising developments resulted from the event, including new funding into Alberta dementia research, greater connection to national initiatives, and new collaborations formed.

Topics of presentation and discussion at the 2018 conference focused on:
•    New frontiers of biomarker research, early detection and precision health application
•    Neurodegeneration as a connect-opathy
•    Cutting-edge rodent models and the path to diagnostics/ therapeutics
•    Exercise and cognitive interventions for healthy brain aging and prevention of dementia
•    Applied research in dementia

Scientific Program Committee

Roger Dixon, University of Alberta
Jayna Holroyd-Leduc, University of Calgary
Mario Masellis, Sunnybrook Research Institute
Marc Poulin, University of Calgary
Eric Smith, University of Calgary
Robert Sutherland, University of Lethbridge
David Westaway, University of Alberta