Talks & Events Calendar




7th Annual ACT Research Symposium - The call for abstracts is now open.

“Celebrating 25 years of collaborative research on aging and dementia”

August 12-13, 2019

Washington State Convention Center, 705 Pike Street, Seattle, Washington, 98101

ACT Symposium details: August 12-13, 2019 in downtown Seattle at the Washington State Convention Center, approximately from 8-4pm each day. All are invited to attend regardless of whether your submission is selected for presentation.

Eligibility: Any junior researcher (defined as assistant professor/equivalent or below – such as lecturers, post-doctoral students, graduate students, or undergraduate students) available to attend the ACT Symposium on both days.

Submission details: Please submit either an abstract with research results or a proposal with a new study idea that uses ACT study or affiliated data (e.g. data from a different grant that developed out of ACT). All submissions should include the following information:

  • Name of presenter (who must be a junior researcher as defined above)
  • Presenter’s institutional affiliation
  • Names of co-authors/collaborators
  • Title of abstract or proposal
  • In 400 words or less, your abstract or proposal:
    • Abstracts should include standard sections such as a brief Background, Methods, Results, and Conclusions. Abstracts should include actual study results, not simply a statement implying that results are forthcoming.
    • Proposals should include sections for Specific Aims, Background, and Potential Methods. Proposals must leverage the ACT study data in some way.
  • Researchers may wish to use the ACT study Data Query Tool to obtain numbers and information about data availability for new proposals, but this is not required:

Due date: May 15, 2019, 9pm Pacific. Please submit here.

Selection process: Abstracts will be reviewed by a committee and rated on scientific merit, innovative use of the ACT study data, appropriate methods, and overall quality. Presenters will be notified in mid-June.

If selected: You will be asked to present your abstract or proposal at the ACT Symposium either August 12 or 13. You will receive valuable feedback on your work from a diverse group of faculty and partners with expertise in aging and dementia research. Travel stipends will be awarded to those traveling from outside the Seattle region. In addition, all presenters will have the opportunity to meet one-on-one with ACT faculty on the day following the symposium (August 14), to receive additional feedback and mentoring toward development of a full study proposal.

Funding for this conference was made possible, in part by 1R13AG057087-01 from NIA. The views expressed in written conference materials or publications and by speakers and moderators do not necessarily reflect the official policies of the Department of Health and Human Services; nor does mention by trade names, commercial practices, or organizations imply endorsement by the U.S. Government.

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ADRC Talks & Seminars Included on this Calendar:

* Please email with any talks or events you would like listed on this calendar.


ADRC Neuropathology Presentations & Education

► The Clinicopathological Correlation Conference every third Friday from 9-10 am in the Research & Teaching Building at Harborview Medical Center. Dr. Dirk Keene and his colleagues present cases of interest to neuropathological and genetic research and lead a group discussion about new insights into the relationship between neuropathology, genetics, clinical disease manifestation.

►The ADRC Quarterly Scientific Meeting is held once every quarter in the CPC time slot.

► The monthly Brain Aging and Neurodegeneration Research in Progress Seminar. This conference is held monthly on the first Friday at 9:00 am at Harborview, starting August 2017. The seminar is an opportunity for graduate students, fellows, and junior faculty to present their research in progress. Talks are designed to provide a supportive environment for trainees to learn to present scientific data and ideas, to receive feedback on research projects, hypotheses, and experimental designs, and to promote interactions between the brain aging and neurodegeneration scientific community and trainees. All who are interested are welcome and encouraged to attend. Please email if you'd like to be added to the seminar email list.


Alzheimer's and Parkinson's-Related Talks & Events

ADRC-Related Talks from the UW Memory and Brain Wellness Center Community Events & Programs Calendar

► Alzheimer's and Dementia-Related Talks from the following:

UW Medicine Grand Rounds and video archive

UW Medicine Research Community and Events

UW Neurology Grand Rounds, webcasts, and video archive

UW Geriatric Grand Rounds and Geriatric Journal Club Calendar

UW Psychiatry Grand Rounds, webcasts, and video archive

UW Pathology Events, Lectures & Seminars

UW Psychology Events

UW Neuroscience Seminar Series 2016

Videos of Paul G. Allen Alzheimer's Symposium Lectures -Seattle Allen Brain Institute

Lecture videos-Allen Distinguished Investigators

Events -Seattle Allen Brain Institute

Quarterly Speaker Series presented by the UW Nathan Shock Center of Excellence in the Basic Biology of Aging, the Genetic Approaches to Aging Training Grant, and the UW Healthy Aging and Longevity (HALo) Research Institute

UW’s Science in Medicine Lectures

UW Medicine Neurosciences Institute YouTube

UW Medicine Health YouTube



All national and international research conferences related to Alzheimer's disease and frontotemporal degeneration (FTD)—AlzForum’s Conference Calendar.

Comprehensive Conference Coverage from AlzForum



For Undergraduates

Grey Matters Journal— An undergraduate neuroscience journal at the University of Washington. Join the staff members who publish a quarterly journal that is written, edited, illustrated, and produced entirely by undergraduate students. Aside from the journal, Grey Matters also hosts events such as our annual Evening with Neuroscience, an event dedicated to helping the public learn more about neuroscience from some of the most accomplished individuals in the field.


“Diffusion Tensor Imaging (DTI) is a way of taking MRI images that is sensitive to the way water diffuses in the brain. If there is any sort of damage to the white matter of the brain, we see increased or disordered diffusion. Additionally, water diffuses quickly along the white matter pathways of the brain, so DTI can allow us to see the pathways that connect different parts of the brain.” -Dan Peterson, UW Integrated Brain Imaging Center.