3rd Annual CNS Diseases Congress

Venue: Hilton Boston Back Bay

Location: Boston, Massachusetts, United States

Event Date/Time: Jun 25, 2007 End Date/Time: Jun 26, 2007
Early Registration Date: May 18, 2007
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The 2007 congress will feature two tracks - The 5th Annual Psychiatric Disorders and The 9th Annual Alzheimer’s Disease. Alzheimer’s Disease is the leading cause of dementia and from advanced onset, the course is usually over 5 to 7 years. As the population ages, the number of Americans with AD may grow to as many as 16 million by 2050, according to the Alzheimer’s Association. The National Institute on Aging estimates that currently, 5% of people aged 65 to 74 years have AD, and nearly half of those 85 years of age or older may have the disease. Concurrently, psychiatric disorders have been linked to both biological (e.g. genetics, neurochemistry, brain structure through either genetic or environment) and psychosocial (e.g. cognitive biases, emotional problems, trauma, socioeconomic disadvantage) causes and threaten impaired functioning, for example ability to work or manage socially and in some cases, high function, i.e. creativity. According to the 2003 report of the U.S. President's New Freedom Commission on Mental Health, major mental illness is the most common cause of disability in the United States.