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PROGRAM REGISTRATION ABSTRACT & POSTER SUBMISSION DACC HOTEL RESERVATIONS PREVIOUS DACCs

 

CVL is pleased to present the 2017 Dallas Aging & Cognition Conference. This international conference brings together research scientists focused on the cognitive neuroscience of aging to share their latest discoveries and insights through invited and submitted platform talks and poster presentations.

 

"New Advances in the Science of the Aging Mind"

 
LOCATION OF CONFERENCE: 
650 N. Pearl St, Dallas, TX 75201
 
The meeting agenda for 2017 will be primarily submission-driven and organized around four central themes (see themes below). We are encouraging participants in the 2017 DACC to consider not only being a guest but also a speaker or poster presenter. Abstract submission, as well as poster submissions, are welcome from all attendees. To submit an abstract or poster, please visit the registration page here, look for the instructions, submit a title, author(s) and affiliation(s), which are solicited in drop-down fields -- if you decide to become an active participant in the conference as a presenter. As an added convenience, if you would like to have a poster printed for the meeting in Dallas, we are offering this service at a very competitive price. All of this information is available upon registration.

The four themes are for DACC 2017 are:
 
  • The Concept of Cognitive Reserve (with headlining speaker Dr. Yaakov Stern, Columbia University)
  • Neural Stimulation, Cognitive Training and Enrichment (with headlining speaker Dr. Cindy Lustig, Univ. of Michigan)
  • Neural Organization and Connectivity (with headlining speaker Dr. Trey Hedden, Harvard University) 
  • Biomarkers of Successful and Unsuccessful Aging (with headlining speaker Dr. Reisa Sperling, Harvard University)
Registration and Details: The 2017 DACC will be held at the Marriott City Center in Dallas. The hotel is conveniently located near major airports serving the Dallas/Fort Worth Area: DFW International (DFW) and Dallas Love Field (DAL). Note: DAL is closer to the conference and is the main hub of Southwest Airlines.
 
TALKS: Talks will be 15 minutes each with a 10-minute question-and-answer period. The deadline for submission of talks and their respective abstracts is November 1, 2017. The program of talks and abstracts that have been submitted to-date will be available for viewing here. Previous attendees know that the DACC is a special opportunity to report and learn more about breakthrough findings on neuroplasticity, structure, and function of the aging mind. One of the conference’s primary missions is to support the exchange of information among the best scientists in the world, inspiring them to address new questions and develop new methods to understand the neuroscience of cognitive frailty and possible mechanisms of repair.
 
TRANSPORT TO HOTEL: Cab fare from DFW airport to the hotel is approximately $50-$60 each way. Love Field is considerably less. All of Dallas-Fort Worth is also Uber-friendly. Plus, there are also easy-to-find shuttles (e.g., "Super Shuttle") at both airports.
 
*includes food and beverages.
 
 
* THE DEADLINE TO REGISTER IS DECEMBER 15, 2017, HOWEVER, SEATS FOR THIS CONFERENCE ARE EXPECTED TO FILL UP FAST. WE ENCOURAGE YOUR TO REGISTER TODAY *

 
GENERAL OVERVIEW OF SCHEDULE:
 
Saturday, Jan. 28 - Night before conference begins, for anyone wishing to check-in to the conference early and attend a SPECIAL EVENT:
 
Texas BBQ Dinner at the Center for Vital Longevity (1600 Viceroy Drive, Dallas, TX 75235)
Sunday, January 29, 7:30 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.
Informal Texas-themed BBQ dinner and Center open house for all visiting conference attendees. Vegetarian options available. Round trip transportation from Marriott City Center to CVL will be provided.
 
Sunday, Jan. 29 - Day 1 of conference begins at 8 a.m. and breaks at 3 p.m. for a SPECIAL DINNER:
 
Dinner for Speakers
Monday, January 30, 6:30 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.
Special meal for the conference speakers: LOCATION TBD.
 
Monday, Jan. 30 - Day 2 of conference begins at 8 a.m.
 
WEATHER: Average temperatures in Dallas for January range from a highs of 55°F during the day to around 34°F lows at night.
 

SPONSORSHIP OPPORTUNITIES: Corportate underwriting or sponsorship opportunities, for all or part of the conference, are available. For more infomation please email diana.aguirre@utdallas.edu.

 

GENERAL INQUIRIES can be emailed to: dacc@utdallas.edu.