Registration is now open!
Brain Support Network will host the:
PSP/CBD Research Update and Family Conference
Saturday, October 28, 2017
Crowne Plaza Foster City (San Francisco Bay Area)
8am Continental breakfast/check-in
9am Speakers begin
Cost: $55 per person until October 7; $65 until October 27
No registration at the door
Tickets are non-refundable
This conference is for families coping with progressive supranuclear palsy (PSP) and corticobasal degeneration (CBD). Professionals and anyone in the community are also welcome to attend.
The conference will be run from 8am to 5pm. The morning will feature international researchers in town for a major conference on PSP, CBD, and tau. The afternoon will feature Bay Area clinicians (from UCSF and Stanford), healthcare professionals, and those on the PSP/CBD journey.
In recent days, several people have asked how this conference is different from the CurePSP research symposium on October 26-27. That CurePSP symposium is for international researchers. All of the talks at the CurePSP conference will be at a very high-level. (I don't know of any laypeople who can understand even 20% of those talks.)
It seemed like a great opportunity to me to ask those international researchers to stay in town through Saturday noon to give shorter and easier-to-understand talks to laypeople. That's what we've done! We've worked with CurePSP to know who was speaking at their conference.
Our main planning partner is Dr. Adam Boxer and the team at the UCSF Memory & Aging Center. UCSF is the lead institution for PSP and CBD clinical trials. We are lucky to have them in our backyard!
Space is limited so register now:
If the $55 ticket is a hardship for you, we do have a small number of scholarships available. Please contact us (firstname.lastname@example.org).
We are looking for sponsorship of livestreaming ($2K) or videorecording ($2K - though we already have one person who will pitch in $1K for this effort so we still need $1K) of the conference. Are you interested in sponsoring one or both of these? Contact us (email@example.com).
We are also looking for specific all-day volunteers: (contact firstname.lastname@example.org)
* digital photographer. (Requires someone with a digital camera, photography skills, interest in roaming around the ballroom and foyer the whole day, and good with people.)
* PC/AV helper to all presenters. (Requires someone with strong PowerPoint skills, strong PC and Mac skills, ability to assist each presenter get set up, and good with stressful situations.)
* journalist who can summarize the highlights of each talk.
Soon, we will be opening up registration for:
* RNs, LVNs, LMFTs, and LCSWs who want CEUs
* guest speakers