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Conference Highlights

Keynote speaker

 Carl V. Hill, PhD, MPH

Carl V. Hill, PhD, MPH 
Chief Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Officer
Alzheimer's Association, Chicago, IL

  • Wednesday, August 25, 2021
  • 9:15 am - 10:45 am
  • A Global Update on Alzheimer's Research

Our Keynote speaker, Carl V. Hill, PhD., MPH, is the Chief Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Officer at the Alzheimer’s Association. His presentation entitled, “A Global Update on Alzheimer’s Research,” will address disparities in Alzheimer’s and dementia and enlighten attendees on current advances in research with a focus on early detection and diagnosis, biomarkers, neuroimaging therapies and evidenced- based lifestyle interventions.

Additional conference topics will help families and professional caregivers improve health care delivery for patients with Alzheimer’s and dementia in various care settings at every phase of the disease progression. From promoting healthy aging to hospice and palliative care considerations, presentations will provide practical solutions for care delivery and caregiver support. The conference will conclude on Friday with an inspirational presentation by Marshall Ramsey, two-time Pulitzer Finalist, author, speaker, radio host and syndicated editorial cartoonist.

Welcome reception with sponsors

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  • Hilton Jackson Hotel and Conference Center Exhibitor Showroom
  • Wednesday, Aug. 25, 2021
  • 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

What better way to wrap up the first day of the conference than catching up with your friends and colleagues and perusing the sponsor exhibits while listening to good music and enjoying signature beverages and delicious hors d’oeuvres! This event is free to registered “in-person” attendees, sponsors and exhibitors and will wrap in plenty of time for attendees to enjoy the culinary delights in the Jackson area.

Motivational speaker

 Marshall Ramsey

Marshall Ramsey
Editor-at-Large, Mississippi Today, Jackson, MS

  • Friday, August 27, 2021
  • 10:45 am – 12:15 pm - "Thriving in the Midst of Adversity" 
  • 12:30 pm - Book Signing and Photo Opportunity

Marshall Ramsey is the Editor-At-Large for Mississippi Today, a non-profit news website. He is a two-time Pulitzer Finalist (2002 and 2006) and his work is nationally syndicated by Creators Syndicate. It has appeared in The New York Times, USA Today and The Clarion-Ledger (Jackson, MS). He is the author of several successful books including three cartoon collections, two short story collections (Fried Chicken and Wine and Chainsaws and Casseroles) and the delightful children’s book Banjo’s Dream. As a cancer survivor and long-distance caregiver for a loved one with a dementia-related illness, Marshall has a heart for encouraging those around him—even in the midst of adversity.