WHAT:

Brain function and health will be the focus of the Staying Sharp session on November 3 at the Town and Country Resort & Convention Center in San Diego. Part of a highly recognized series, the program will emphasize successful aging, including how to deal with the booming aging industry; factors that predict future cognitive function; and the importance of clinical trials and how to participate in them.

WHO:

The program is sponsored by The Dana Alliance for Brain Initiatives, in partnership with NRTA: AARP's Educator Community and the MetLife Foundation. Featured speakers will be:

* Annette Norsman, PhD, session moderator and Director of NRTA

* Floyd E. Bloom, MD, Professor Emeritus, The Scripps Research Institute

* Carl W. Cotman, PhD, Director, Institute for Brain Aging and Dementia, University of California, Irvine

* Michael Rugg, PhD, Director, Center for the Neurobiology of Learning and Memory, University of California, Irvine

WHEN:

Saturday, November 3, 2007
10:00AM -- 12:00PM
(The event is free and open to the public)

WHERE:

Town and Country Resort & Convention Center
500 Hotel Circle North
San Diego, CA

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The Dana Alliance for Brain Initiatives is a nonprofit organization of 260 leading neuroscientists, including ten Nobel laureates, committed to advancing public awareness about the progress and benefits of brain research. NRTA: AARP's Educator Community is America's foremost network of 50+ adults and organizations with a passion and affinity for education and learning.

Staying Sharp is a series of public forums and educational booklets for older Americans. Since its inception in 1994, the series has been attended by more than 25,600 people in 26 cities across the United States. Click here for more information.

Source: Ann L. Whitman
DANA Foundation

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