MARCH 11, 2024

(All times are listed as Eastern Standard Time)

9:00 – 9:30 am
Carl V. Hill (Alzheimer’s Association)
Heather Whitson (Duke University School of Medicine)
Dennis Tolley (Brigham Young University)
Rima Kaddurah-Daouk (Duke University School of Medicine)

MORNING SESSION I (9:30 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.)
Blood Biomarkers and Heath Disparities in AD/ADRD
Chair: P. Murali Doraiswamy (Duke University School of Medicine)

9:30 – 10:00 am
Michelle M. Mielke (Wake Forest University)
Implementation of Alzheimer’s blood-based biomarkers at the population level

10:00 – 10:30 am
Thomas Karikari (University of Gothenburg & University of Pittsburgh)
Blood biomarkers for clinical diagnosis and anti-amyloid therapy monitoring: important factors to consider

10:30 – 11:00 am

MORNING SESSION II (11:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.)
New Topics in AD/ADRD in Heath Disparities Research
Chair: Mathias Arnold (Duke University School of Medicine)

11:00 – 11:30 am
Nicholas Joseph Bishop (University of Arizona)
Multimorbidity Patterns and Cognitive Trajectories of Mexican Older Adults: Findings from the Mexican Health and Aging Study

11:30 am – 12:00 pm
Yolanda Barron (VNS Health)
Using Natural Language Processing to Identify Home Health Care Patients at Risk for Diagnosis of Alzheimer’s Disease and Related Dementias

12:00 pm – 12:30 pm
Gabriele Doblhammer (Rostock University)
Are Germans living longer with dementia and severe morbidity? Changes in Dementia Incidence, Dementia Mortality and the Morbidity Structure among Germans aged 75 and above between 2004/2008 and 2014/2018

12:30 – 01:30 pm

AFTERNOON SESSION I (1:30 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.)
Quantitative Methods for Analyses of Disparities
Chair: Orna Intrator (University of Rochester)

01:30 – 2:00 pm
Igor Akushevich (Duke University)
Analytic Methods for Explanation of Disparities in Alzheimer’s Disease and Related Dementia

2:00 – 2:30 pm
Jonah B. Gelbach (University of California, Berkeley)
A conditional decomposition approach for explanation of disparities in terms of covariates

2:30 – 3:00 pm
Jie Chen (University of Maryland)
Decomposition of Disparities in Preventable Hospitalization Among Patients with Alzheimer Diseases

3:00 – 3:30 am

AFTERNOON SESSION II (3:30 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.)
Medicare Data for Heath Disparities in AD/ADRD
Chair: Arseniy Yashkin (Duke University)

3:30 – 4:00 pm
Yulia Hyunkyung Yun (Brown University)
Using the Electronic Medical Record of Nursing Home Residents for analyses of disparities in Alzheimer’s disease

4:00 – 4:30 pm
Sandra Shi (Harvard University)
The Intersection of Frailty and Dementia in Medicare Populations

4:30 – 5:00 pm
Olga F. Jarrín Montaner (Rutgers University)
Racial and ethnic variation in Medicare beneficiaries cognitive function trajectories during the last 5 years of life