Colorado Center for Aging 2nd Annual Voices on Aging Week
Join us for our February Voices on Aging Week
Feb 14th & Feb 16th
Colorado Center for Aging is hosting their 2nd Annual Voices on Aging Week in February. Our Voices on Aging Event offers insight and discussion on timely topics impacting older Coloradans.
February 14, 2022
How do we Advance Advocacy & Collaboration on Issues Impacting Older Coloradans
Join our panelists, Damian Rosenberg Director Personal Assistance Services of Colorado (PASCO), Bob Murphy State Director AARP Colorado, Allison Villegas, PA-C Vice President Colorado Society for Post-Acute and Long-Term Care Medicine, and Lindi Sinton, Vice President of Program Operations, Volunteers of America, to learn about their advocacy efforts and their thoughts on how community organizations can collaborate on legislative matters to help elevate the voice for issues directly impacting older Coloradans.
February 16, 2022
Keynote Address: Recent Advances in the Treatment of Alzheimer’s Disease
Our Keynote Speaker, Dr. Potter will discuss current approaches to the development of novel Alzheimer’s disease therapies. These include the FDA-approved drug aducanumab/Aduhelm and other monoclonal antibodies directed against the Alzheimer amyloid deposits. A different approach will also be discussed that has led to demonstration that GM-CSF, a natural human protein that stimulates the immune system, improves cognition and biomarkers of brain pathology and neuronal damage in both AD mice and, most recently in human clinical trials. Human GM-CSF, termed sargramostim or Leukine, has been approved by the FDA for 30 years for other disorders, and is now being tested in a larger, longer Phase II clinical trial of AD at CU-Anschutz.
Following Dr. Potter’s presentation, Coral Cosway will provide an update on behalf of the Alzheimer’s Association. Coral is the Senior Director of Public Policy & Advocacy, Alzheimer’s Association-Colorado.
Tickets are $25 and the event registration cost includes both online sessions, as well as the recordings emailed to all registrants following the week’s events.
Visit the Colorado Center for Aging Event Webpage to Register and Purchase your ticket