WASHINGTON, July 18, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- On Tuesday, July 21, Congressman Chaka Fattah (D-PA) will highlight his neuroscience efforts in Congress during a panel discussion at the Alzheimer's Association International Conference in Washington, D.C. The conference is the world's largest forum for the dementia research community, bringing together more than 4,000 researchers, doctors, and care providers from around the globe. Fattah will be joined on the panel by Congressman Tom Cole (R-OK) and moderator Harry Johns, President and CEO of the Alzheimer's Association.
The panel will focus on the National Institutes of Health (NIH) funding for Alzheimer's disease, and the federal government's efforts to treat and cure Alzheimer's within the next decade. Congressman Fattah is a co-chair of the Congressional Task Force on Alzheimer's disease and has been a leader in calling for heightened federal attention to Alzheimer's and other brain diseases. In the FY 2015 government spending bill, Fattah worked to include language that establishes a framework for a Global Alzheimer's Fund that would combat the growing threat of the disease worldwide. More recently, the Labor-HHS Appropriations Subcommittee, which Congressman Fattah sits on, included an additional $300 million in the NIH appropriations for Alzheimer's.
Since 2011, the Congressman has been focused on elevating brain research as a national priority with a goal of accelerating advances in science and medicine to find treatments to brain disease and disorders. He created the Fattah Neuroscience Initiative which seeks to increase federal funding for neuroscience, expand public-private partnerships around brain research, and increase international research collaboration.
WHO: Congressman Chaka Fattah (PA-02)
WHAT: Panel Discussion, The U.S. Goal to Prevent and Effectively Treat Alzheimer's by 2025: Are We on Track? during the Alzheimer's Association International Conference
WHEN: 2:00PM, Tuesday, July 21, 2015
WHERE: Walter E. Washington Convention Center
801 Mt. Vernon Place NW
SOURCE Office of Congressman Chaka Fattah