Adult Changes in Thought Study

ACT Research Symposium

The ACT Research Symposium will take place May 15-16, 2023 in Seattle, WA. This meeting will be followed by two half-days of closed U19 Program meetings on May 16-17, 2023.

The theme of the Symposium is

"Sensory Impairment across the Life Course for Dementia Prevention".

The final symposium schedule is available. 

The Symposium will be held at the Seattle Convention Center. For more information and transportation and travel logistics, please see this document

Hotel Information: A room block is available at the Paramount Hotel, Seattle at $199 per night. To book a room, please use this link. The room block will be available until April 28, 2023. After then, reservations at the group rate will be accepted on a space-available basis.

Suggestions of dining options in proximity to the Convention Center and a selection of local walks in the Seattle area have been compiled by the Symposium Planning Committee. 

Registration for the Symposium and abstract/proposal submissions are now closed.   

For questions about the ACT Symposium, please contact us via email.

Since 2013, the ACT Study has have held an annual symposium to showcase new resources from the Adult Changes in Thought (ACT) Study, highlight innovative research findings, share new grant ideas, and promote cross-disciplinary collaborations. The symposium enables us to:

  • Promote scientific use and understanding of ACT data
  • Encourage collaborations across scientific disciplines, institutions, and studies
  • Provide opportunities for feedback on ongoing and planned work such as analyses-in-progress or new grant ideas, particularly for early-career investigators

The ACT Symposium addresses critical topics in aging and dementia research, including resilience, brain imaging, dementia subtypes, molecular phenotypes, and traumatic brain injury, among other areas.

The ACT Symposium helps increase use of the ACT living laboratory — a dynamic and growing repository of multiple data sources. The Symposium also provides a creative, welcoming space for top investigators to exchange innovative research ideas and accelerate Alzheimer’s disease and brain aging research.

The ACT Study recognizes that research aimed at understanding aging-associated disorders like dementia requires contributions from diverse perspectives. As such, the ACT Study encourages inclusive participation in our annual Research Symposium from scholars reflective of this important diversity.  We advocate that research laboratories consider their entire team when selecting member(s) who will represent their work at the Symposium. 

This event is supported in part by the National Institute On Aging of the National Institutes of Health Award Number R13AG057087. 

Images from Past Events