Cross-disciplinary Alzheimer’s Consensus Research Conference


Our innovative conference series is a partnership between CAND and the Nantz National Alzheimer’s Center at Houston Methodist. This recurring Houston-area 90-minute meeting takes place at 2 p.m. on the 4th Thursday of each month during the academic calendar.

The unique meeting format pairs clinical case teaching presentations with research seminars featuring diverse topics relevant to Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias, across the clinical, translational, and basic research domains. We hear from local researchers and also host selected national and international experts. The format is accessible to a broad audience of clinicians, scientists, and trainees interested in Alzheimer’s and other neurodegenerative diseases.

The meeting agenda is distributed approximately one month in advance. To be added to our email list to receive announcements, contact Olga Rybina Willis at

Prior Meetings and Videos

Date Speaker(s) Topic Presentation

Feb. 25, 2021

Valory Pavlik, Ph.D. "U.S. Study to Protect Brain Health Through Lifestyle Intervention to Reduce Risk—Design of a Dementia Prevention Trial" Watch Video

March 25, 2021

Sarah Elsea, Ph.D. “Metabolomics & the Promise of Precision Medicine” Watch Video

April 22, 2021

Eddie Lee, M.D., Ph.D. (University of Pennsylvania) “Untangling a case of Hereditary Dementia” Watch Video

May 27, 2021

Fengdan Ye, Ph.D. / Belen Pascual, Ph.D. “Brain Metabolism Network Predicts Alzheimer’s Risk and is Associated with Dementia Gene Expression” Watch Video