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Attend 2023's AFTD Education Conference in Person!

Don't miss out on these special events that will only be available for in-person attendees. Comstock Travel grants are available to help with transportation and lodging costs. 

May 5, 8:00 - 9:30 a.m. CDT
  • Familial FTD: Resources, Needs, and Emerging Opportunities session 
  • Persons with FTD Networking Breakfast
  • Breathe, Move, and Take Care - led by AFTD Ambassador Corey Esannason
May 4, after 4:00 p.m. CDT
  • FTD in the Arts will highlight community members sharing powerful stories and perspectives.

Whether you'd like to attend in-person or virtually from the comfort of home, you can register for the 2023 Education Conference by clicking the button below.
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Familial FTD: Resources, Needs, and Emerging Opportunities session
Does your family have a known genetic variant? Do you want to learn more about the relationship between FTD and your genes (C9orf72GRN, MAPT, VCP, FUS, or others)? Please join AFTD for this session that will educate families on available resources and current clinical trials, foster engagement with others who have the same concerns, and learn what actions you can take.  

Persons with FTD networking breakfast
People with FTD and their care-partner are welcome to join members of AFTD’s Persons with FTD Advisory Council in Landmark 5 from 8:00 to 9:30 to have breakfast and meet others living with a diagnosis. There will be a continental breakfast available to all, and we encourage those living with FTD to bring their food and drink to Landmark 5 for a chance to eat and network before the start of the conference.
Breathe, Move and Take Care
Join Corey Esannason, yoga teacher and former AFTD Ambassador, and start the morning off by taking care of you! As the daughter of a parent diagnosed with FTD, Corey recognizes the need for simple and tangible self-care exercises. This experiential session will guide participants through simple yoga poses, breathing exercises, relaxation techniques and meditation.  
FTD in the Arts
On Thursday, May 4, 2023, for the first time as part of an AFTD Education Conference, we will be partnering with people from the FTD community who are sharing powerful stories and perspectives on this journey through various forms of creative expression. While the schedule is still being finalized, programming will begin at or after 4 p.m. on May 4. It will include:

  • A screening and Q&A for a short film, Pedacito de Carne, directed by Akiliah A. Walker and written by Diana Gonzalez Morettl
  • Chasing Rainbows: A Story of Love, Loss, and Finding Purpose; -A performance of Bob Powers’s play,
  • Other programming to be confirmed at a later date.
Register Today!
Early registration for conference attendees begins May 4 at 4:30 p.m. CDT; be sure to time your arrival to take advantage of these and other opportunities to connect, learn, and engage prior to our conference!
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