Dear Colleagues:

We invite you to join us on Wednesday, June 2, 2021 for a virtual CME event titled Pivoting During the Pandemic: Biopsychosocial Considerations in Neurodegeneration. A half-day live Zoom session will provide attendees with state of the art presentations created in response to the current COVID pandemic crisis. Additionally, learners will have access to a virtual resource room along with pre-recorded asynchronous presentations on hot topics in neurodegeneration, which provide built-in flexibility for attendees to join from anywhere and pace their learning progress to best meet their individual needs.


  • Co-hosted by the Shiley-Marcos Alzheimer’s Disease Research Center and the San Diego Alzheimer’s Disease Resource Center for Minority Aging Research (AD-RCMAR)
  • 8 CME credits offered with 4 hours of live content and 4 hours of asynchronous content
  • Internationally renowned faculty presenting latest research updates with attention to clinical implications for community providers serving diverse elders during a pandemic
  • Live Virtual Resource Rooms to showcase community resources and local research opportunities to complement clinical care
  • Focused attention given to the differential needs, potential barriers, and other critical factors relevant to providing care and conducting research with Latinx communities

This year we have been responsive to the current COVID pandemic crisis and taken care to focus on information that is translatable to a community practice setting. Our speakers will delve into the biopsychosocial impacts of COVID on the brain and the implications for researchers and clinicians working with individuals and families from diverse communities impacted by neurodegenerative diseases. The goal of this activity is to provide clinicians and community practitioners with current, evidence-based data that can be translated into clinical practice in order to maximize therapeutic goals and optimize healthcare outcomes for patients with a variety of neurodegenerative diseases.


James B. Brewer, MD, PhD, Alison Moore, MD, MPH, and Guerry Peavy, PhD


At the end of this course, participants should be able to:

  • Assess the presence of loneliness and describe strategies to reduce impact and increase wisdom.
  • Identify how digital technologies are used in health research.
  • Describe ethical challenges associated with digital health research.
  • Name four key domains of the Digital Health Framework decision support tool.
  • Identify three literacy challenges that may influence obtaining informed consent in digital health research and how those barriers can be mitigated.
  • Discuss the association of social determinants of health with SARS-CoV-2/COVID-19 among US Hispanics/Latinos.
  • Review  recent  risk  factor  estimates  for  dementia  and  impact  of  COVID-19. 
  • Depict the current status of biomarkers to detect underlying pathological changes that lead to cognitive decline and the status of blood biomarkers as an non-invasive method of detecting neurodegenerative changes in the brain.

Target Audience

Physicians, psychologists, researchers, trainees, nurses, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, social workers, counselors and family therapists.


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