Meeting of the Minds Conference

Conference Date: Friday, April 27th

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Keynote Speaker

David Shenk

David Shenk is the award-winning and national-bestselling author of six books, including The Genius in All of Us ("deeply interesting and important" - New York Times), Data Smog ("indispensable" - New York Times), and The Immortal Game ("superb" - Wall Street Journal). He is a popular lecturer, a short-film director/producer, and a contributor to National Geographic, Slate, The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, Nature Biotechnology, Gourmet, Harper's, Spy, The New Yorker, The Atlantic, The New Republic, The American Scholar, The Huffington Post, NPR, BBC and PBS. Shenk lives in Brooklyn.

The Forgetting: Alzheimer's, Portrait of an Epidemic (Doubleday, 2001) won First Prize in the British Medical Association's Popular Medical Book Awards, and was welcomed by John Bayley as "the definitive work on Alzheimer's." The Los Angeles Times Book Review called it, "a remarkable addition to the literature of the science of the mind." (More reviews 
here). In January, 2004, PBS broadcast "The Forgetting," a prime-time documentary inspired by the book. In 2006, the book was featured in Sarah Polley's Oscar-nominated film "Away From Her." Shenk speaks frequently on the history, biology and social urgency of Alzheimer's disease. He has advised the President's Council on Bioethics on dementia-related issues, is a Senior Advisor to Cure Alzheimer’s Fund, and is Creator/Executive Producer of the Living with Alzheimer’s Film Project.


Registration Brochure 

Event Sponsors 

 Ross & Shoalmire 

Arabella of Athens 

Rose of Texas Hospice 

Christus Health Plan