Within Recommendation 1 of the Pennsylvania State Plan for Alzheimer’s Disease and Related Disorders a goal was established by the Committee to hold an annual summit or forum in order to evaluate progress of the Plan, strengthen partnerships, build community support for the Plan, recognize excellence and identify next steps. The inaugural forum took place on September 24, 2014 in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania.
The Forum brought together over 150 participants, including government officials, Alzheimer’s Association chapters, other advocacy groups, and leading academic researchers. The keynote speaker was Dr. Randi Chapman, Director of State Affairs for the National Alzheimer’s Association. Breakout sessions for each of the seven (7) recommendations identified action steps for the implementation of the Plan. Due to the number of goals and strategies, the level of detail reported varied. This report provides a high-level overview of the concepts and discussions from the breakout sessions.
Click here or on the graphic below to download the summary report of the First Annual Alzheimer’s Disease and Related Disorders Forum.