Educational Workshop: Basic Neuroimaging in Dementia

Friday, July 12, 2019
8 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Intercontinental Los Angeles Downtown Hotel, Wilshire Grand 3



The Educational Workshop: Basic Neuroimaging in Dementia will provide practical information and an enhanced understanding of the fast-growing fields of amyloid and tau imaging, magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) and fluorodeoxyglucose (FDG) positron imaging tomography (PET).

The in vivo imaging biomarkers field for Alzheimer's disease and other dementias is rapidly expanding. The purpose of this multimodal neuroimaging workshop is to provide research investigators, clinicians, residents, fellows, graduate and post-graduate students with an in-depth understanding of the fundamental principles, inherent limitations and clinical and research applications of the most prominent neuroimaging modalities in the dementia field — structural MRI, metabolic FDG PET and amyloid and tau PET imaging. Together, these four techniques comprehensively probe the molecular-, cellular- and system-level neurodegenerative changes in the brain.

Lectures will be followed by interactive sessions to ensure that participants gain an in-depth appreciation of some of the commonly used interpretive clinical and or research applications for each methodology.

This workshop was organized by the ISTAART Neuroimaging PIA.

Organizing Committee

  • Time
  • Topics

8 a.m.

Opening Remarks

8:15 a.m.

The Use of Structural MRI as a Biomarker for Alzheimer’s Disease
Josephine Barnes, Ph.D., University College London, London, England

9:15 a.m.

Cerebrovascular Disease Using MRI
Charles DeCarli, M.D., University of California at Davis, United States

10:15 a.m.


10:30 a.m.

FDG-PET in Neurodegenerative Disease
Val J. Lowe, M.D., Mayo Clinic, United States

11:30 a.m.

Disclosure of Amyloid Imaging Results
Jennifer H. Lingler, Ph.D., CRNP, University of Pittsburgh, United States

12:30 p.m.

Lunch (included)

1:30 p.m.

Amyloid Imaging: Research Update
Gil Rabinovici, M.D., University of California, San Francisco, Memory and Aging Center, United States

2:30 p.m.

Role of Amyloid-PET in a Multimodal Workup of Dementia
Tammie L.S. Benzinger, M.D., Ph.D., Washington University School of Medicine, United States

3:30 p.m.


3:45 p.m.

Trials and Progress in Tau Imaging
Victor Villemagne, M.D., Austin Health and the University of Melbourne, Australia

4:45 p.m.

Closing Remarks

Target Audience

This workshop can serve as a beginners or refresher course for established investigators, clinicians and trainees.


Educational workshops come with separate registration fees in addition to AAIC full conference registration. Workshops can also be purchased as stand-alone events. Registration for this workshop will open in February.


ISTAART logoThe Alzheimer's Association International Society to Advance Alzheimer's Research and Treatment (ISTAART) is a professional society for individuals interested in Alzheimer's and dementia science — including scientists, physicians and other professionals involved in the causes and treatments of Alzheimer's disease and other dementias.

ISTAART membership makes AAIC even better: Receive discounted registration, participate in Professional Interest Areas (PIAs), attend PIA Day scientific sessions before AAIC begins and get access to exclusive members-only scientific and networking events. Members also receive ongoing benefits throughout the year, including an online monthly subscription to Alzheimer's & Dementia®: The Journal of the Alzheimer's Association, free online access to Neurobiology of Aging, access to an online career center, monthly e-newsletters, networking forums and extended LOI deadlines for the Alzheimer's Association International Research Grant Program.

Learn more and join ISTAART. New members can also join ISTAART during AAIC registration: Select “ISTAART Membership + AAIC Registration” as the AAIC registration category to purchase one year of ISTAART membership in addition to AAIC registration at the member rate.

Call for Abstracts

Our Scientific Program Committee is accepting abstracts for poster presentations, oral sessions and featured research sessions until January 27. Need more time? Become an ISTAART member and extend your deadline until January 31.


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