Kickoff Symposium

Kick Off Symposium: Conversations with Experts on Brain Health

The Kickoff Symposium will include topics on prevention, optimizing cognitive health, psychology of caregiving, and health equity in the field of dementia and brain health.

Speakers include Tania Alchalabi, MD, Stephanie Kielb, PhD, Alison Warren, DAOM, MSHS, and Robert Turner, PhD and features keynote speaker, the Alzheimer's Association Lead for Equity, Diversity and Inclusion, Carl Hill, PhD, MPH.

Moderated by Christina Prather, MD, FACP, Chair, Division of Geriatrics and Palliative Medicine, Clinical Director, GW Institute for Brain Health and Dementia

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12:30     Event Registration Opens

1:00       Why we need to talk about Memory

2:00       Optimizing Your Brain and Mental Health

2:35       Living with Memory Loss: Maintaining Personhood and Relationships

3:15       Networking & Refreshments

3:30       A Conversation About Caregiving

4:10       Keynote: Future of Dementia Care

Location: Lehman Auditorium, The George Washington University Science and Engineering Hall

Address: 800 22nd ST NW, Washington, DC 20052

Accessible by Metro at the Foggy Bottom Station

Visitor Parking is available at Science and Engineering Hall, Access via H Street between 22nd and 23rd streets, NW. Parking rates apply. Click here for more information on parking. (link “here” to


Join us for a conversation with dementia experts to launch Brain Health Month. This month long event in partnership with DC Health aims to improve education and awareness around brain health to improve knowledge and reduce health disparities in our local community.

Moderated by Christina Prather, MD, FACP

Clinical Director, The GW Institute for Brain Health and Dementia

Director of Geriatrics and Palliative Medicine, The George Washington University

Featuring Keynote Speaker: Carl Hill, PhD

Chief diversity, equity and inclusion officer for the Alzheimer's Association

And Leaders in Brain Health:

Dr. Tania Alchalabi, Dr. Stephanie Kielb, Dr. Alison Warren, and Dr. Robert Turner