Melissa Murray, Ph.D
Mayo Clinic, College of Medicine and Science
Dietmar Thal, Ph.D.
Professor for Neuropathology
Katholieke Universiteit Leuven. KU Leuven.
Leuven, Flemish Region, Belgium
Laura Wisse, PhD
Assistant professor, Department of Radiology
David M. Cash, Ph.D.
Principal Research Fellow
Dementia Research Centre
UCL Queen Square Institute of Neurology
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|Funding Statement||Earn complimentary CME credit.|
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|Target Audience / Intended Audience||This activity is intended to meet the educational needs of psychologists, primary care clinicians including internists, family physicians, radiologists, neurologists, nurse practitioners and physician assistants who are seeking additional education in the assessment, diagnosis and ongoing health care of patients with cognitive impairment and dementia.|
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Positron emission tomography (PET) techniques have a variety of potential clinical applications, from aiding in the differential diagnosis of dementias to tracking therapeutic interventions. However, the relationship of the imaging biomarkers that are generated with the underlying pathology is often less well-understood. We will address this gap by having two experts on the neuropathology of Alzheimer's disease provide a review of the common findings of amyloid and tau pathology in Alzheimer's disease and related diseases. They will talk about the different species of these pathologies observed in the disease and how the pathologies differ in other dementias. Finally, they will review the relationship between the pathological findings and PET imaging measures with radiotracers specific to these pathologies. Live attendees were then provided with extended time to ask questions of the expert panellists.
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