WK presents: Advances in brain health

Recorded October 12, 2021 | 1 hour 10 minutes
Please join us for an interactive discussion about new and evolving topics in the treatment of neurological diseases and new ways to consider the long-term health of your patients.

This webinar will address:

  • Changes in the diagnosis and treatment of Alzheimer’s disease
  • Long Covid and its relationship with neurological symptoms
  • Evidence-based design health impacts of the built environment in dementia and other neurological disorders

About the speakers

Susan Dentzer
Susan Dentzer (Moderator)
Senior Policy Fellow for the Robert J. Margolis Center for Health Policy, Duke University
Susan Dentzer is Senior Policy Fellow for the Robert J. Margolis Center for Health Policy at Duke University. Based in Washington, D.C., where the center’s research team is located, she focuses on aspects of the Covid-19 pandemic response, health system transformation such as through telehealth, biopharmaceutical policy, health coverage expansion, and other key health policy issues. Dentzer is one of the nation’s most respected health and health policy thought leaders and a frequent speaker and commentator on television and radio, including PBS and NPR, and an author of commentaries and analyses in print publications such as Modern Healthcare, NEJM (New England Journal of Medicine)-Catalyst, and the Annals of Internal Medicine. She was also the editor and lead author of the book Health Care Without Walls: A Roadmap for Reinventing U.S. Health Care, available on amazon.com.
Diana Anderson
Diana Anderson, MD, M.Arch, ACHA
Founder, Dochitect, Fellow in Geriatric Neurology, VA Boston Healthcare System
Diana Anderson, MD, M.Arch, ACHA, is a board-certified healthcare architect and internist, and a board-eligible geriatrician. As a “dochitect,” she combines educational and professional experience in both medicine and architecture. She has worked on hospital design projects globally and is widely published in both architectural and medical journals, books, and the popular press. As Co-Founder of the Clinicians for Design group, this international network of leaders seeks to inspire and accelerate the design of environments and systems. A past fellow of the Harvard Medical School Center for Bioethics, Diana explores the ethics of built space for older adults with dementia and is a frequent speaker on the impacts of design on patient outcomes. She is a current research fellow in geriatric neurology at the VA Boston Healthcare System. She is also an Instructor of Neurology at Boston University School of Medicine.
José Biller
Professor of Neurology and Neurological Surgery and Chairperson of the Department, Loyola University Chicago Stritch School of Medicine
José Biller, MD, FACP, FAAN, FANA, FAHA is Professor of Neurology and Neurological Surgery and Chairperson of the Department of Neurology at Loyola University Chicago Stritch School of Medicine. Dr. Biller is American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology (ABPN) certified in Neurology and Vascular Neurology and certified in Headache Medicine (UCNS). Dr. Biller served as Director of the ABPN from 1994 to 2001, President of the ABPN in 2001, and currently holds the title of Emeritus Director of the ABPN. He is the editor of the Journal of Stroke and Cerebrovascular Diseases, the recent past chief editor of Frontiers in Neurology, and an editorial board member and reviewer for an array of other national and international journals and publications. Dr. Biller earned his medical degree from the School of Medicine at the University of the Republic in Montevideo, Uruguay, where he had post-graduate training in internal medicine.
Jason Karlawish
Jason Karlawish, MD
Professor of Medicine, Medical Ethics and Health Policy, and Neurology, University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine
Jason Karlawish, MD is a physician and writer. He researches and writes about issues at the intersections of bioethics, aging, and the neurosciences. He is the author of The Problem of Alzheimer’s: How Science, Culture, and Politics Turned a Rare Disease into a Crisis and What We Can Do About It and the novel Open Wound: The Tragic Obsession of Dr. William Beaumont and has written essays for The New York Times, The Washington Post, Forbes, The Hill, STAT, and the Philadelphia Inquirer. He is a Professor of Medicine, Medical Ethics and Health Policy, and Neurology at the University of Pennsylvania and Co-Director of the Penn Memory Center, where he cares for patients. He lives in Philadelphia.

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