Brain Donations: AFTD-FTDDR Perspectives in Research Webinar on March 17, 2023
Brain Donations: Who, What, Where, When, and Why?
Brain donation is crucial in advancing the science of FTD. But navigating the process can be complicated. How does a person donate their brain, and to whom? When is this decision best made? And why is the brain such an important resource for FTD researchers?
Learn all about Brain Donation during a one-hour webinar on Friday, March 17, 2023, beginning at 3:00 p.m. ET (12:00 p.m. Pacific). This presentation is part of the Perspectives in Research Webinar Series co-hosted by the Association for Frontotemporal Degeneration and the FTD Disorders Registry.
In this webinar, Dr. David Irwin and Dr. Lauren Massimo of the University of Pennsylvania will join other experts to answer these critical questions and more. They will also explain how brain donation helps move FTD research forward, and guide you through the donation process.
During this hour, you can expect to:
- Understand how brain donations make strides toward new FTD treatments
- Recognize the importance of discussing brain donation early in the FTD journey
- Identify the options available for pursuing brain donation
- Learn the important steps in the brain donation process
This Perspectives in Research Webinar is made possible through the generous support of Alector.
David Irwin, MD, is the principal investigator (PI) of the Penn Digital Neuropathology Lab and an attending cognitive neurologist in the Penn Frontotemporal Degeneration Center. His research focuses on integrating histopathology and imaging methods in the human brain to develop and validate biomarkers based on gold-standard histopathology, with the overall goal of improving diagnosis to facilitate clinical trials for emerging therapies for FTD and associated neurodegenerative disorders.
Lauren Massimo, PhD, CRNP, is an Assistant Professor at the University of Pennsylvania in the School of Nursing and the School of Medicine, Frontotemporal Degeneration Center. She holds a bachelor’s degree in nursing, a master’s degree as an Adult and Gerontology Nurse Practitioner, and a doctorate degree all from the University of Pennsylvania. Dr. Massimo’s research program focuses on identifying the cognitive and neural basis for symptoms of neurodegenerative disease.
If you are unable to watch the webinar as it streams live, the presentation will be recorded and archived on the Registry’s YouTube channel.
Webinars typically fill up quickly so claim your spot now.