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Ace Alzheimer Center Barcelona participates in the annual symposium of the NNAC

On February 16th, Ace Alzheimer Center Barcelona participated in the thirteenth annual symposium of the Nantz National Alzheimer Center (NNAC), organized by the Houston Methodist Hospital (United States). An event of absolute reference globally that brings together professionals in the field of Alzheimer's and dementia each year to share their knowledge and perspectives on a disease that affects millions of people worldwide. On this occasion, the conference focused on examining current knowledge about dementia in understudied populations.

Dr. Agustín Ruiz, director of research at Ace Alzheimer Center Barcelona, was invited as the sole international expert to deliver a lecture on the genetics of Alzheimer's disease in the Hispanic population. During his presentation, Dr. Ruiz helped identify genetic differences related to ancestry and highlighted their impact on the risk of developing dementia in this population.

A symposium of leading experts in neurodegenerative diseases

The objective behind this symposium was to identify different risk factors, biomarkers, and cultural differences focusing on two populations: the Hispanic and African American.

The event featured the presence of renowned experts such as Dr. Hector M. González, professor of neuroscience in La Jolla, Dr. Mohamad Habes, director of the neuroimaging center at UT Health in San Antonio, Dr. David X. Márquez, professor and head of the Department of Kinesiology and Nutrition at the University of Illinois in Chicago, and Dr. Arlener D. Turner, professor in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at the Center for Cognitive Neuroscience and Aging in Miami.

Nantz National Alzheimer Center (NNAC)

The NNAC was created by Jim Nantz, a famous American commentator for CBS Sports, and the Houston Methodist Hospital, one of the most prominent medical centers globally. It is a center dedicated to research on Alzheimer's and other dementias that provides comprehensive care to patients and their families.

The center is named after the commentator's father, who passed away in 2008 after suffering from Alzheimer's disease for 13 years.

 

 

You can enjoy Dr. Agustín Ruiz's intervention by accessing the link at minute 2:12:00

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