PSP and CBD Research Update at UCSF, Sat. Feb 8, half day

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PSP and CBD Research Update at UCSF, Sat. Feb 8, half day

Postby Robin » Sun Jan 12, 2014 11:14 pm

If you, family members, and friends are interested in learning more about the PSP (progressive supranuclear palsy) and CBD (corticobasal degeneration) research underway at UC San Francisco's Memory and Aging Center, please RSVP now and join us on February 8th:

PSP and CBD Research Update:
What Have We Learned and What Research is Underway at UCSF?

Free, Half-Day Seminar
For Those with PSP or CBD, Family Members, and Friends

Organized by:
UCSF Memory and Aging Center (
Brain Support Network (

Date: Saturday, February 8th

Time: Continental breakfast starts at 8:30am. Speakers are from 9am to 12:30pm.

Location: UCSF Mission Bay Conference Center
Fisher Banquet Room
1675 Owens Street
San Francisco, CA 94143-3008

Agenda: Dr. Bruce Miller, Director of the UCSF Memory and Aging Center (MAC), will welcome us at 9am. Then five MAC MDs will describe the latest cutting-edge research on PSP and CBD. One of the MDs will be Dr. Adam Boxer, who led the worldwide Davunetide study in 2012. A PhD researcher interested in sleep issues will be describing a study she's conducting at the MAC. A speech/language pathologist will be addressing swallowing issues. And the MAC's terrific RN, Robin Ketelle, will be addressing PSP and CBD caregiving. Talks will be 5-10 minutes in length with Q&A time at the end. The event ends at 12:30pm.

Parking: There is a parking garage adjacent to the conference center. The fee for parking is $3.50/hour. There is also a parking garage across the street (fee is $2/hour).

Continental breakfast will be provided from 8:30am to 9am. Lunch is NOT provided. See "Food Tips" below.

RSVP by January 27th to:

Sharon Reichardt
Brain Support Network
cell phone 650-773-6107

Please provide a contact name, phone number, email address, the number of people attending with you, and their first names (for nametags).

Interested in volunteering? We could probably use a few volunteers for check-in, directing people to the meeting room and restrooms, and perhaps picking up surveys. If you'd like to volunteer, please contact Brain Support Network at

CurePSP is sending us some PSP and CBD print materials. Brain Support Network will be staffing the CurePSP literature table at the event.

Do you or a family member with PSP or CBD live in Northern or Central California? If so, are you interested in joining Brain Support Network's PSP or CBD support group (if you aren't already a member)? Please contact Robin Riddle at Brain Support Network (

Food Tips for February 8th:

There is a casual eatery called "The Pub" in Mission Bay Conference Center. The lunch menu is here:

Here's a link to other casual eateries nearby:
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