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Two of the world’s leading Alzheimer’s researchers will discuss their findings on the role of infection with Alzheimer’s disease at the 7th Annual Cure Alzheimer’s Fund Symposium on Thursday, October 19 at the Boston Public Library. The Symposium will begin at 2:00pm with a screening of films from the Living with Alzheimer’s Film Project, and the research Symposium will begin at 4:00pm with presentations from Robert Moir, Ph.D. and Rudy Tanzi, Ph.D.
Additionally, following the film screening, bestselling author Lisa Genova and journalist and Alzheimer’s patient Greg O’Brien will participate in a panel discussion moderated by Author David Shenk. Genova wrote Still Alice, which spent 59 weeks on the New York Times bestseller list. There are over 2.6 million copies in print, and the book has been translated into 37 languages. In 2015, Julianne Moore won the Best Actress Oscar for her role as Alice Howland in a film adaptation of the novel. Greg O’Brien had a career as a journalist, and was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease in 2009. He has written a book titled On Pluto: Inside the Mind of Alzheimer’s and has been featured in several Alzheimer’s documentaries, including “Inside the Mind of Alzheimer’s” produced by WGBH’s Nova. David Shenk is the author of The Forgetting: Alzheimer's: Portrait of an Epidemic.