Turning Point - Screening Event and Panel featuring Emory research experts
The Emory Goizueta Alzheimer’s Disease Research Center is proud to announce a special screening event of the captivating new documentary TURNING POINT. From acclaimed filmmaker James Keach (Academy AwardⓇ-nominated Glen Campbell...I’ll Be Me), TURNING POINT follows the researchers on the cusp of an incredible scientific breakthrough that could be the first step toward making Alzheimer’s itself a distant memory. The screening will be held on Tuesday, April 23, 2019 at the Emory Brain Health Center. Hear from the research team working to find ways to prevent and treat Alzheimer’s. It’s been called the final frontier of medicine, the real health care moonshot, the holy grail of science. Alzheimer’s disease -- the most feared of all maladies, with no way to cure, stop or even slow its insidious progression. But now, TURNING POINT brings you inside the quest for the first medication that could treat the underlying process of Alzheimer’s disease. Meet the people behind these grand experiments, the scientists driven as much by personal conviction as professional innovation, and discover why medical science is never easy, often unpredictable, and potentially perilous. TURNING POINT also takes on some of the complex issues facing the American healthcare system, including the public health tsunami that will hit the country as Baby Boomers age, with the disease projected to nearly triple in the next 30 years. “TURNING POINT is about the men and women who dedicate their lives to discovering a cure for Alzheimer’s,” said filmmaker James Keach. “I hope that the film will inspire and educate audiences, not only about the disease itself but also the people behind it and ways we can fight it together.” The film was produced by PCH Films and is presented in association with BrightFocus Foundation, a leading non-profit organization that works to end Alzheimer's disease, macular degeneration, and glaucoma. More info on the film can be found here and the trailer here. Questions? Contact Cornelya Dorbin, MPA - Project Director for Outreach, Emory Brain Health Center, 404-712-1416 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. To learn more about programs and research opportunties at Emory visit www.alzheimers.emory.edu
201 Dowman Drive
Atlanta, GA 30322
More Event Ideas
What can we do for you?
Thank you for your input. Please fill out the form below and provide as much information as possible about updates to this event or venue.