Caregiver and Professional Research Symposium: The Era of Treatment

9:30 am to 2:30 pm

About the Annual Symposium:

The Alzheimer’s Association Illinois Chapter hosts a research symposium every year in November to honor National Family Caregivers Month – a time to celebrate the contributions of caregivers, increase their awareness and connect them with information and resources.

By hosting this annual symposium, we have the opportunity to bring together over 300 caregivers, patients, families and healthcare professionals to learn about the latest in Alzheimer’s and dementia research and the Association’s role in driving and leading global research initiatives. We are also able to provide the attendees with information, tools, and resources.

Who Should Attend?

Clinical, research, and family tracks are designed for:

  • Attendee with early dementia or MCI
  • Family, friend, or family care partner* of person with dementia (*Non-Professional)
  • Professional I (Professional caregiver, direct care staff, administrator: please note: no continuing education credits offered)
  • Professional II (Health and allied health professionals with CEU or CME)

Continuing Education

3.0 CEU, CME credits offered for attendees registered as a Professional II only. The following professionals are eligible for continuing education credit:

  • Counselor-Professional/Clinical
  • Dietitian/Nutrition Counselor
  • Marriage and Family Counselor
  • Nurse (APN, RN, LPN)
  • Nursing Home Administrator
  • Occupational Therapist/COTA
  • Physical Therapist/PTA
  • Physician
  • Psychologist
  • Respiratory Therapist
  • Social Worker (LSW, LCSW)
  • Others, please inquire at omatongo@alzweb






Feinberg Pavilion Conference Center
Northwestern University
251 E Huron, 3rd Floor
Chicago, IL 60611

11 Replies to “Caregiver and Professional Research Symposium: The Era of Treatment”

  1. Is there a zoom option available? I’m a health professional working in the field of neurodegeneration, located in Nashville, TN. With the geographical limitations, I can’t travel to NU in-person. Therefore, opening up the virtual option will really enlarge the audience this can influence and thus spread awareness among a larger group.

  2. Please offer Zoom versions of these seminars!!!. There are many who either don’t have the travel time or are themselves older and transportation is problematic.

    Also those of us still practicing see their clients by zoom.
    Are the previous years available on line?

  3. It will be my honor to attend this event. I have been my sister’s caretaker for over fifteen years. I intend to remain her advocate. We have a very special bond. We have always been there for each other.

  4. Kathleen and Dale Moyer will attend the research symposium. Kathleen has been diagnosed with early vascular dementia and mild to moderate white matter disease. Dale is a Ph.D clinical psychologist/ psychoanalyst. Dale is Kathleen’s caretaker. Dale would appreciate the 3 continuing excavation credits for attending the symposium

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