The human brain is one of the most powerful - yet least understood - machines on the planet. Despite the social, ethical, and economic imperatives to cure and prevent diseases of the aging brain - from mild cognitive impairment to Alzheimer's - we know much less than what is needed to truly address these illnesses. This session will examine what the leading scientists, scholars and policy experts know about how lifestyle issues such as nutrition, stress, and physical activity may impact long-term brain health, as well as promising breakthroughs in the development of new drug therapies to prevent and treat Alzheimer's disease.


Nora Super Director of Policy and Programs, Center for the Future of Aging, Milken Institute


Alvaro Fernandez CEO and Editor-in-Chief, SharpBrains; Young Global Leader, World Economic Forum

Sarah Lock Executive Director, Global Council on Brain Health; Senior Vice President, Policy and Brain Health, AARP

David Perlmutter Executive Vice Chancellor for Medical Affairs and Dean, School of Medicine, Washington University in St. Louis

Alfred Sandrock Chief Medical Officer, Biogen

Brian Van Buren Living with Alzheimer's