12th Annual Nantz National Alzheimer Center Symposium - EXHIBIT REGISTRATION

Houston, TX US
February 17, 2023


You are NOT confirmed to exhibit until you register.

Registration deadline: 


Dear Corporate Partner,

It is our pleasure to invite you to exhibit at our Nantz Symposium hosted at the Houston Methodist Research Institute on Friday, February 17, 2023. On behalf of our Course Director, Dr. Joseph Masdeu and the Office of Continuing Medical Education (CME) we graciously extend the opportunity for you to join us as an exhibitor and/or sponsor!

We estimate that this annual conference will attract approximately 100 in-person attendees and 150 virtual attendees – all potential customers for your products and services.

I encourage you to take full advantage of this excellent opportunity to network with your target market as an exhibitor. Exhibiting companies will have the opportunity to share their educational materials and interact with participants.

Due to our limited number of exhibit openings, we hope you will take this opportunity and contact us now to register.


Please feel free to contact jvalencia3@houstonmethodist.org if you have any questions or need additional information.


Joseph C. Masdeu, MD, PhD
Graham Family Distinguished Chair for Neurological Sciences, Stanley H. Appel Department of Neurology
Professor of Neurology, Academic Institute
Full Member, Research Institute
Director, Nantz National Alzheimer Center
Houston Methodist
Weill Cornell Medical College



Date and Time
Friday, February 17, 2023 | 7:30am – 4:00pm

Exhibit Location
Houston Methodist Research Institute
6670 Bertner Ave.
2nd Floor Pre-Function Space
Houston, TX 77030


  • One 6’ x 3’ table-top exhibit with two chairs
  • Exhibiting companies may send a maximum of two (2) representatives to staff their exhibit table.
  • Company logo will be located on the virtual exhibit page
  • Recognition in the webpage and activity materials

NOTE: Companies may purchase one exhibit ONLY.

Learning Objectives

  • Recognize the clinical signs and symptoms that define DLB
  • Discuss the co-pathologies that are frequently present in DLB
  • Identify the genetic correlates of DLB
  • Identify the different clinical and research biomarkers and their differences
  • Describe and recognize the impact of the progressive symptoms on caregivers
  • Discuss the current and future landscape of clinical trials in DLB
Course summary
Course opens: 
Course expires: 
Event starts: 
02/17/2023 - 7:30am CST
Event ends: 
02/17/2023 - 4:00pm CST
7:30 AMRegistration and Breakfast 
8:30 AMWelcomeStanley H. Appel, MD
8:35 AMNantz Symposium WelcomeJim Nantz, III
8:40 AMNantz Symposium OverviewJoseph C. Masdeu, MD, PhD
8:45 AMClinical Aspects of DLB and the Evolution of its Clinical CriteriaJohn-Paul Taylor, MD
9:25 AMQ & A Discussion 
9:35 AMDLB Neuropathology and Coincident Co-PathologiesJon B. Toledo, MD, PhD
10:15 AMQ & A Discussion 
10:25 AMBREAK  
10:35 AMGenetics of DLBSonja W. Scholz, MD, PhD
11:15 AMQ & A Discussion 
11:25 AMImaging Biomarkers in DLBKejal Kantarci, MD
12:05 AMQ & A Discussion 
12:20 PMLUNCH 
1:30 PMBiofluid Biomarkers in DLBLynn Bekris, PhD
2:10 PMQ & A Discussion 
2:15 PMClinical Progression in DLB and Effects on Patients and CaregiversMelissa J. Armstrong, MD
2:55 PMQ & A Discussion 
3:00 PMBREAK  
3:15 PMChallenges and Opportunities in DLB Clinical TrialsJames B. Leverenz, MD, PhD
3:55 PMQ & A Discussion 
4:00 PMAdjournment
Houston Methodist Research Institute
6670 Bertner Avenue
John F. Bookout Auditorium, 2nd Floor
Houston, TX 77030
United States



Joseph C. Masdeu MD, PhD
Director, Nantz National Alzheimer Center
Houston Methodist Stanley H. Appel Department of Neurology
Jon B. Toledo, MD, PhD
Assistant Professor, Houston Methodist Stanley H. Appel Department of Neurology
Research Director, Nantz National Alzheimer Center
Melissa J. Armstrong, MD, MSc, FAAN
Associate Professor, Department of Neurology
Director, Mangurian Clinical-Research Headquarters for Lewy Body Dementia
Norman Fixel Institute for Neurological Diseases
Gainesville, Florida
Lynn Bekris, PhD
Associate Staff
Cleveland Clinic Lou Ruvo Center for Brain Health
Cleveland, Ohio
Kejal Kantarci, MD
Professor of Radiology
Neuroradiology Division, Department of Radiology
Mayo Clinic Rochester
Rochester, Minnesota 
James B. Leverenz, MD
Director, Cleveland Clinic Lou Ruvo Center for Brain Health
Cleveland Clinic
Cleveland, Ohio
Sonja W. Scholz, MD, PhD
Lasker Clinical Research Scholar, Neurodegenerative Diseases Research Unit
National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke
Bethesda, Maryland
John-Paul Taylor, MD
Professor of Translational Dementia Research with the Institute of Translational and Clinical Research
Newcastle University
Honorary Consultant in Old Age Psychiatry with the Cumbria, Northumberland, Tyne and Wear (NTW) NHS Trust
United Kingdom
Stanley H. Appel, MD
Director, Ann Kimball & John W. Johnson Center for Cellular Therapeutics
Houston Methodist Stanley H. Appel Department of Neurology
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Registration Instructions

  • STEP 1 - Select the applicable fee and add to cart to complete the checkout process.
  • STEP 2 - Once registered, on the week of the conference you will receive an email from Jalissa (jvalencia3@houstonmethodist.org) for more details on exhibiting.