The Penn Frontotemporal Degeneration Center brings together an energetic team of creative clinicians and researchers dedicated to the investigation and treatment of early onset neurodegenerative conditions.
Frontotemporal degeneration (FTD) refers to a family of disorders characterized by the progressive loss of neurons (brain cells) in the frontal and temporal regions of the brain.
The Penn Frontotemporal Degeneration Center learns a great deal about Frontotemporal degeneration by studying patients who have been diagnosed with a Frontotemporal degeneration spectrum disorder.
The Penn FTD Center offers a unique diversity of clinical and research expertise that spans many levels of neuroscience ranging from detailed clinico-pathological studies, biomarker discovery, genetics, neuropsychological studies, functional and structural neuroimaging, and cognitive neuroscience investigations of language, memory, and social cognition.
Dr. Murray Grossman provides an overview of Frontotemporal Degeneration and Progressive Aphasia at the May 2014 FTD Caregiver Conference, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA
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The Penn Frontotemporal Degeneration Center invites you to attend a day-long conference for caregivers of persons with FTD and related conditions such as ALS and Corticobasal Degeneration. This conference is open to family caregivers, health professionals, scientists, students and others with an interest in FTD. This conference will include presentations by Dr. Murray Grossman and a team of experts in the field of FTD.
There is no charge to attend this event, but space is limited. Pre-registration is required through our online tool, which can be found at: https://pennftdcenter.wufoo.com/forms/registration-for-the-2015-ftd-caregiver-conference/
Included: Lunch and morning and afternoon refreshments.
University of Pennsylvania
Biomedical Research Building II/III - Auditorium
421 Curie Blvd.
Philadelphia, PA 19104
Questions or Concerns?
Contact: Christine Ray, MSW
Penn Frontotemporal Degeneration Center Researchers
The research expertise at the Penn FTD Center spans many levels of neuroscience ranging from detailed clinico-pathological studies, biomarker discovery, genetics, neuropsychological studies, functional and structural neuroimaging, and cognitive neuroscience investigations of language, memory, and social cognition.
Recent Center publications have spanned such topics as white matter imaging in tauopathy forms of FTD, ALS genetic markers, and criteria for the diagnosis of primary progressive aphasia and behavioral variant FTD.
The Penn FTD Center provides an excellent training environment for undergraduate students, graduate students, clinical fellows, and research fellows to facilitate the education of the next generation of world-leading Frontotemporal degeneration experts.