Celebrating 10 Years of Leading Research: Full Symposium Program

Celebrating 10 Years of Leading Research: Full Program

On October 15, 2014, we gathered at the Harvard Club in Boston to celebrate 10 years of leading research, thank our founders and friends, honor Charles Collier, and get an update on Alzheimer's science from Dr. Rudy Tanzi.

2014 Symposium: Red Carpet Interviews

Symposium Featuring Rudy Tanzi, Ph.D. - Red Carpet

As guests arrived for our 10th Anniversary Celebration and Symposium, author David Shenk interviewed members and friends of Cure Alzheimer's Fund. Interviewees include our founders, board members, and staff; Alzheimer's advocate Charles Collier, and author A.J. Jacobs.

David Shenk is senior advisor to Cure Alzheimer's Fund and author of The Forgetting: Alzheimer's Disease, Portrait of an Epidemic.

Full list of interviewees:

Jeff and Jacqui Morby
Phyllis and Jerry Rappaport
Henry McCance
Tim Armour
Dick Pratt & Dee Lander
Robert Greenhill
Rudy Tanzi
Matthew Szulik
Charles Collier and Susan Stover
Gail Matthews
A.J. Jacobs
Max Wallack
Shari Crotty and Anna Thompson

Honoring Charles Collier, Alzheimer's Advocate

Honoring Charles Collier

At Cure Alzheimer's Fund's 10th anniversary celebration, we honored Alzheimer's advocate Charles Collier for his incredible work fighting the stigma surrounding Alzheimer's disease. Collier is a former senior philanthropic advisor to Harvard University who was diagnosed with early onset AD in 2008. His successor at Harvard, Mr. Alastair Halliday, provided some congratulatory remarks.

Learn more about Collier and his work here.

The State of Alzheimer's Research, 2014

Rudy Tanzi, Ph.D. - The Current State of Alzheimer's Research, 2014

Dr. Rudy Tanzi, chairman of the Cure Alzheimer's Fund Research Consortium, presents on the current state of Alzheimer's research. Dr. Tanzi focuses on the importance of the recent "Alzheimer's in a Dish" study.

This footage was recorded at our event Celebrating 10 Years of Leading Research: 10th Anniversary and Symposium.

Our Plan to End Alzheimer's

Our Plan to End Alzheimer's - Cure Alzheimer's Fund

Ten years ago, our founders started Cure Alzheimer's Fund out of frustration with the slow pace and limited funding of research. Since then, we've funded dozens of ground-breaking studies that have enhanced our understanding of Alzheimer's disease and brought us closer to a cure.

Celebrating 10 Years of Leading Research: Join our Symposium Live Stream

Join Us For Our Annual Scientific Symposium: Celebrating 10 Years of Leading Research

Update: Please note that the live stream is now beginning at 3:15 p.m. EDT, not 3:30.

For our friends and supporters around the world, we will be live streaming our annual scientific symposium on our website. Please join us on Wednesday, Oct. 15 to learn about how Alzheimer’s develops and the exciting progress that has been made toward eradicating the disease. 

2014 marks Cure Alzheimer's Fund's 10th anniversary. We will thank our founders, funders and researchers for their dedicated service.

The symposium presentation will begin at 4:00 p.m. EDT. Our live stream for online viewers will begin at 3:15 p.m. with interviews and commentary from David Shenk.

For a full event schedule, please click here. Please note that there is no need to register unless attending in person.

2014 Fall Symposium: 10 Years of Leading Research

Wednesday, Oct. 15, 2014 • 3 p.m.

On Wednesday, Oct. 15, more than 250 people gathered at the Harvard Club in Boston to celebrate 10 years of leading Alzheimer’s research, hear the latest progress on finding a cure, and honor Charles Collier, Alzheimer’s advocate and former senior philanthropic adviser to Harvard University.

Taking Control of Alzheimer's Through Research

Taking Control of Alzheimer’s Through Research

At our first annual Fall Symposium, Rudy Tanzi, Ph.D., and Robert Moir, Ph.D., present their research towards a cure for Alzheimer's. Author David Shenk contributes to the discussion moderated by NBC's Robert Bazell.