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Annual Colloquium comes to Louisville, Ky., June 30

The Mensa Education & Research Foundation’s 2015 Colloquium, “Brain Health: Research, Challenges and Breakthroughs,” happens Tuesday, June 30, at the Galt House Hotel in Louisville, Ky. The event will feature discussions regarding the latest research in neurology, brain injury and Alzheimer’s. This all-day event is open to members of Mensa as well as the public. The price of admission ($124 for non-members; $99 for current Mensa members) includes the morning and afternoon sessions and lunch.

Visit the Colloquium website to find out more about the exciting lineup of speakers:

Darryl Kaelin, M.D., is the medical director of the Frazier Rehabilitation Center in Louisville, Ky., where he manages patients with neurological trauma. Dr. Kaelin has published widely in peer-reviewed journals on brain injury medical education, pharmaceutical treatments, spasticity and service reimbursements. He has also led numerous non-published medication trials sponsored through pharmaceutical funding.

Paul Nussbaum, Ph.D., ABPP, is president of the Brain Health Center and a clinical neuropsychologist. He is a winner of the Gloria Cavanaugh Award from the American Society on Aging for career training and education in aging, and is Adjunct Professor of Neurological Surgery at the University of Pittsburgh’s School of Medicine. His major research areas are in brain health, forensic neuropsychology, clinical psychology, health care policy and aging, and application of brain health.

Dennis Molfese, Ph.D., is an internationally recognized expert on the use of brain imaging techniques to study the emerging relationships between brain development, language and cognitive processes across the lifespan. A Fellow of both the American Psychological Association and the American Psychological Society, Dr. Molfese has published some 170 books, journal articles and book chapters on the relationship between developing brain functions, language and cognitive processes. He is one of 14 authorities who recently served on a National Academy of Sciences Institute of Medicine committee that investigated sports-related concussions in youth.

Keith N. Fargo, Ph.D., is director of scientific programs and outreach at the Alzheimer’s Association. He oversees the association's TrialMatch® program, which connects people living with Alzheimer's and other dementias, caregivers, family, and friends with ongoing clinical studies in their area. He is also responsible for The International Society to Advance Alzheimer’s Research and Treatment (ISTAART), which represents scientists, physicians and other professionals active in dementia research, and facilitates networking and collaboration among its members in order to increase the rate of progress of Alzheimer’s and dementia research. (Note: Dr. Fargo replaces Dr. Dean M. Hartley, director of the Alzheimer's Association's Science Initiatives, who had a scheduling conflict.)

The Mensa Education & Research Foundation Colloquiums are designed to offer a forum for the public to explore, evaluate and discuss major issues that impact society. For more information regarding this year’s event, or to find out how you can support the Foundation, please visit colloquium.us.mensa.org.

For more than 40 years, the Mensa Education & Research Foundation has been a strong voice in supporting intelligence. The Foundation fosters the best and brightest through scholarships and awards, and encourages research and intellectual inquiry through the Mensa Research Journal and various Colloquiums. Governed by a volunteer Board of Trustees, the Mensa Foundation is a 501(c)(3) organization and is funded by American Mensa, Mensa members and other charitable donations. To learn more about the Foundation, visit mensafoundation.org.

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