ADRD Research Mentoring Conference

The Alzheimer’s Disease and related dementias (ADRD) Research Mentoring Conference was established through CCADMR. The ADRD National Conference on High-Impact Alzheimer’s Disease Registry Research, and the High-Impact Alzheimer’s Disease Registry Research Workshop for Scholars of Color, aims to increase the number of underrepresented and minority (URM) scholars who conduct research in aging and ADRD; and thus, ultimately contribute to the long-term goal of creating a community of scientists that is representative of the entire US population. In particular, the conference series is an opportunity to highlight the regional impact of ADRD and establish a pipeline for URM researchers to address the growing disparities in this area.

The specific aims of the conference series are to:

  • Provide a forum for URM and non-URM researchers to learn how to conduct high-impact ADRD research using statewide registries.
  • Provide a mechanism for senior faculty/experts to mentor junior URM researchers in AD registry research through the submission of a) an abstract for presentation at the following year’s R13 conference, and b) a manuscript to a peer-reviewed journal.
  • Provide a mechanism to support ongoing networking among URM and non-URM researchers.
  • Conduct process and outcome evaluations of the program, making modifications as needed.

To learn more about the Conference or how to get involved, contact OSA.