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Alzheimers Disease Management and Research Symposium

Alzheimer's Tennessee presents the 31st Annual Alzheimer's Disease

Management and Research Symposium

Thursday, June 22 and Friday, June 23

The Clayton Center, Maryville College

502 E Lamar Alexander Parkway | Maryville TN 3780

Jointly Provided by:


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Questions? Call 865-544-6288 or statewide toll-free 888-326-9888

Target Audience:

Primary care physicians, APNs and PAs; also Neurologists, Psychologists, Pharmacists, Nurses, Nursing Home Administrators, Social Workers and Case Managers.


 David Troxel, M.P.H.

David Troxel is an internationally known expert in Alzheimer’s disease and memory care. An informative and engaging speaker, David holds a Master’s Degree in Public Health from Rutgers Medical School (now UMDNJ/Robert Wood Johnson Medical School). David has co-authored five influential books (most notably, The Best Friends™ Approach to Alzheimer’s Care) relating to Alzheimer’s disease care as well as staff development and training. David’s “Best Friends Approach” is built on a seemingly simple premise: that what people living with memory loss need most is a friend – a best friend. David teaches caregivers how to understand and fulfill this “Best Friends” role, including special caregiving techniques and tools. He lives in Sacramento, California, and works as a writer, speaker and consultant.

 Daniel Kaufer, M.D.

Dr. Kaufer is an Associate Professor and Division Chief of Cognitive Neurology and Memory Disorders at UNC School of Medicine. He is also the Director of the UNC Memory Disorders Program and Co-Director of the Carolina Alzheimer's Network. He graduated with a B.S degree in Molecular Biology and Zoology along with his M.D degree from the University of Wisconsin in Madison. Dr. Kaufer completed his internship in internal medicine at Montefiore Hospital in Pittsburg, PA. Then he went to complete his residency in Neurology at University of Pittsburg in Pennsylvania. He completed his fellowship in Neurobehavior and Geriatric Neurology at the University of California in Los Angeles.

 Jeffrey Iliff, Ph.D.

is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Anesthesiology and Perioperative Medicine at Oregon Health and Science University and was part of a University of Rochester Medical Center team that discovered the brain cleansing system named the “glymphatic system.” His TED talk entitled “One More Reason to Get a Good Night’s Sleep,” viewed more than 3.5 million times, tackles sleep’s importance to brain health. The Paul G. Allen Foundation awarded Dr. Iliff an Allen Distinguished Investigator grant for Alzheimer’s Disease Research.

Accreditation  Statements:

This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through a joint providership of USF Health and Alzheimer’s Tennessee. USF Health is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians

USF Health designates this live activity for a maximum of 12.5 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Nurse Practitioners:
AANPCP accepts certificates of participation for educational activities certified for AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ from ACCME accredited providers. Nurse Practitioners who participate will receive a certificate of completion commensurate with the extent of their participation.

Physician Assistants:
AAPA accepts certificates of participation for educational activities certified for AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ from ACCME accredited providers. Physician Assistants who participate will receive a certificate of completion commensurate with the extent of their participation.

USF Health is an provider of continuing education for nurses through FBN 50-2970. This program has been approved for 12.5 contact hours.

Florida Board of Nursing credit is accepted for certification by ANCC and by most Boards of Nursing nationally. 
USF Health is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. USF Health maintains responsibility for this program and its content. This activity is approved for 12.5 CE credit. Full attendance to the conference is required. Partial credit will not be awarded.

Level of learning: Introductory

Family Medicine Physicians:

Application for CME credit has been filed with the American Academy of Family Physicians. Determination of credit is pending.

Social Workers:

This program has been submitted (but not yet approved) for Continuing Education for 12.5 total clock hours from the National Association of Social Workers Tennessee Chapter.

Long Term Care Administrators:

This program has been submitted (but not yet approved) for Continuing Education for 12.5 total clock hours from the NAB/NCERS. Call USF Health CPD at 813-224-7864 for further information.

Case Managers:

This program has been submitted to The Commission for Case Manager Certification for approval to provide board certified case managers with 12.5 clock hours.

Course Description/Statement of Need:

This two-day live symposium includes topics relevant to early-, middle- and late-stage Alzheimer's disease, as well as differential diagnosis and the presentation and management of related dementias.

Learning Objectives:

As a result or participating in this activity, the learner will be able to:

Competencies to be Addressed:Systems-based Practice; Medical Knowledge; Interpersonal and Communication Skills; Professionalism; Patient Care and Procedural Skills
Commercial Support:
Non Endorsement:USF Health does not endorse any product, material, or service mentioned in association with this activity.
Prerequisites: None
Completion Requirements:
1. Sign in each day
2.Take the pre-test

3. Attend the activity. Psychologists must attend the entire activity to receive credit.

4.Take the post test

5. Complete the activity evaluation and attest to hours of attendance.

Activity Director:John H Dougherty, MD

Disclosure Statement:USF Health adheres to ACCME Standards regarding commercial support of continuing medical education. It is the policy of USF Health that the faculty and planning committee disclose real or apparent conflicts of interest relating to the topics of this educational activity, that relevant conflict(s) of interest are resolved and also that speakers will disclose any unlabeled/unapproved use of drug(s) or device(s) during their presentation. Detailed disclosure will be made in the course syllabus.
Disclaimer:The information provided at this CME/CE activity is for continuing education purposes only and is not meant to substitute for the independent medical/clinical judgment of a healthcare provider relative to diagnostic and treatment options of a specific patient’s medical condition.
Equal Opportunity:USF is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action / Equal Access Institution.
For Questions:For issues, complaints or credit related questions, contact USF Health at

Face the Alzheimer's epidemic with the latest care practices from leading experts in the state and country.


Thursday and Friday - $198

Thursday, June 23 - $99

Friday, June 24 - $99

Attend one day or both days.

Fees include Continental breakfast, lunch and syllabus. 

Alzheimer's Tennessee gratefully acknowledges the continued support of the exhibitors at this event.

Hotels near Maryville College

Airport Area:

Hilton Knoxville Airport

(3.7 miles from Clayton Center)

2001 Alcoa Hwy

Alcoa, TN 37701


Free shuttle available for travel within 5 miles

Free parking and Wi-Fi in rooms

Country Inn & Suites

162 Cusick Rd

Alcoa, TN 37701


Free airport shuttle

Candlewood Suites

176 Cusick Rd

Alcoa, TN 37701


Free airport shuttle and Wi-Fi

Fairfield Inn

(4 miles from Clayton Center)

126 Cusick Rd

Alcoa, TN 37701


Free airport shuttle and Wi-Fi in rooms

Holiday Inn Express Hotel and Suites

(2.4 miles from Clayton Center)

130 Associates Blvd

Alcoa, TN 37701


Free airport shuttle and Wi-Fi in rooms

Jameson Inn

(2.2 miles from Clayton Center)

206 Corporate Place

Alcoa, TN 37701


Free airport shuttle and Wi-Fi in rooms

Closer to Maryville College:

Luxbury Inn and Suites

(1.9 miles from Clayton Center)

805 Foothills Mall Rd

Maryville, TN 37801


Free shuttle to airport and Wi-Fi in rooms


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