Gingrich will meet with Arizona legislative leaders, representatives from the Arizona Alzheimer's Consortium, the Alzheimer's Association Desert Southwest Chapter and other stakeholders active in the state's effort to combat this terrible disease.
Following Friday's meetings, Speaker Gingrich will hold a press conference to discuss the work of the Alzheimer's Study Group and the recommendations he received from Arizona legislators and Arizona's Alzheimer's researchers.
||Press conference discussing recommendations from Arizona
leaders regarding the fight against Alzheimer's disease.
||JW Marriott Desert Ridge, 5350 E. Marriott Drive in north Phoenix,
Desert Suite II meeting room.
||Friday, Feb. 29, 2008 10:15 a.m.
Newt Gingrich is the founder of the Center for Healthcare Transformation, a non-partisan collaboration of public and private sector leaders devoted to improving the state of healthcare in the United States.
Gingrich is also co-chair of the Alzheimer's Study Group, a taskforce comprised of national leaders charged with creating a National Strategic Plan to respond to the growing numbers of Americans afflicted with Alzheimer's disease.
The Alzheimer's Study Group is consulting with leading Alzheimer's researchers throughout the United States and sought the meeting with Arizona leaders because of the state's reputation as a leading model of statewide collaboration in Alzheimer's research. Gingrich's co-chair of the Alzheimer's Study Group is former U.S. Senator Bob Kerrey of Nebraska.
About the Alzheimer's Study Group
The Alzheimer's Study Group is a taskforce of national leaders charged with creating an Alzheimer's National Strategic Plan to overcome the mounting Alzheimer's crisis. The ASG will assess the adequacy of the country's current efforts to combat Alzheimer's and recommend strategies to accelerate progress toward defeating this terrible disease. For more information, please visit www.alzstudygroup.org.
About the Arizona Alzheimer's Consortium
The Arizona Alzheimer's Consortium is a statewide laboratory without walls designed to leverage the complementary strengths of its seven member institutions to promote the scientific understanding of Alzheimer's disease. The Consortium is attacking Alzheimer's disease by combining breakthroughs in genomic medicine and cutting-edge research with data from sophisticated brain imaging programs and advanced clinical trials to identify new therapeutic options for patients. The Consortium members include:
Arizona State University, Banner Alzheimer's Institute, Barrow Neurological Institute, Mayo Clinic Arizona, Sun Health Research Institute, Translational Genomics Research Institute (TGen) and University of Arizona. For more information, visit www.azalz.org.