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The Brain Health Registry (BHR) team is excited to let our participants know about the first annual Black Men’s Brain Health Conference.
This two-day event will be held during Super Bowl week (February 9-10, 2022) in Los Angeles. The conference will feature topics including cognitive aging, disparities in health care, mental health, and how researchers can recruit diverse populations into research studies (including online registries like the BHR!)
Striving Toward Health Equity
This conference will address health disparities that negatively impact the Black community.
Research has shown that Black individuals may be about 1.5 to 2 times likelier to develop Alzheimer’s disease than non-Hispanic white individuals. Plus, Black individuals tend to be diagnosed with Alzheimer’s during later stages of the disease. This can limit the effectiveness of drug and lifestyle interventions that target the disease early on.
Furthermore, a report from the Alzheimer’s Association found that 50% of Black individuals reported experiencing discrimination when seeking health care treatment, highlighting the urgent need for affordable, culturally appropriate care.
Additionally, both Black individuals and men are underrepresented in Alzheimer’s research. This is a major issue, because when research participants don’t represent the general population, researchers cannot be confident that their research discoveries will apply to everyone.
The upcoming conference will discuss innovative strategies to combat both the medical and social barriers that Black men face.
The conference is open to both researchers and to the general public! Members of the Brain Health Registry team will be there to learn more and take part in the conversation. Professionals from higher education, the medical and sports industries, and the public will be in attendance.
Please click here to register.
The Black Men’s Brain Health Conference is being held in partnership with the NFL Alumni Association, The National Institute of Aging, the Alzheimer’s Association, and the Edward R. Roybal Institute on Aging.
Please also check out the conference social media channels, linked below:
Questions about the conference? Don’t hesitate to email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Our team is excited about the many opportunities to advance knowledge of brain health, and to make research more accessible and equitable. We thank you for your involvement in our study, and we wish you all happy and healthy Holidays!