Upcoming Event – Can’t Remember What I Forgot: Good News in Memory Research

I Can\'t Remember What I Forgot

Date:              Monday  Evening, May 12, 2008


Speaker:        Sue Halpren, PhD, Journalist and Author                 


Moderator:    Eric Mann – Vice President, Posit Science


Location:       Wilson Sonsini – 950 Page Mill Road, Palo Alto   

Time:              6:00PM Registration, Hors d’oeuvres and Networking

                        7:00PM Presentation and Panel Discussion


Registration in advance: http://www.mitcnc.org/Events_Single.asp?eventID=1412


$15.00 in advance on the website,  $20.00 Walk-ins at the door (cash or check please, no credit cards)

 Here is the buzz … Sue Halpern has written a book that is a behind-the-scenes journey into the world of cutting-edge memory research.  Her new book unveils data about memory loss only now available to general public.  Halpern spent years in the company of the neuroscientists, pharmacologists, psychologists, nutritionists, and inventors who are hunting for the genes and molecules, the drugs and foods, the machines, the prosthetics, the behaviors and therapies that will stave off Alzheimer’s and other forms of dementia and keep our minds–and memories–intact.  Like many of us who have had a relative or friend succumb to memory loss or Boomer who are getting older, we are hearing statistics about our own chances of falling victim to dementia, we all worry that each lapse of memory portends disease.

Join us for this special event as Sue Halpern discusses some of her findings such as:

·        What the experts really knew, what the bench scientists are working on.

·        How close science is to a cure, to treatment, to accurate early diagnosis.

·        Whether the crossword puzzles, Sudokus, and ballroom dancing can really keep us lucid

Speaker, Panelist & Moderator

Dr Sue Halpern — received her doctorate from Oxford University in 1985 and first began teaching at Columbia University’s College of Physicians and Surgeons.  She is the author of Four Wings and a Prayer, Migrations to Solitude, and two books of fiction.  Her work has appeared in The New Yorker, the New York Times, Rolling Stone, Condé Nast Traveler, and The New York Review of Books, among other publications.

She lives in Ripton, Vermont, with her husband, writer Bill McKibben, and their daughter, Sophie, and is a scholar-in-residence at Middlebury College.  Advisory Council of the Decision Education Foundation which teaches decision making skills to high school students.


Eric Mann is Vice President of Marketing at Posit Science. He joined Posit with 20 years of experience in marketing, sales and business development in the software, Internet and high tech industries. Prior to joining Posit Science, Eric held senior marketing, business development and product positions at: Netscape/AOL, Lotus Development Corporation Broadband Office, Talkway Communications and Pramati Technologies. He specializes in finding market opportunities through partnerships and by developing innovative marketing programs. Eric launched his career at Inc. Magazine where he was responsible for identifying new markets for technology programs. He has a BA in English from Brandeis University.

 This  is a special event – plus an evening of networking, good food and conversation.  The author is from Vermont  – we are lucky to have her here in person.   Don’t miss this event and bring a friend – Look forward to seeing you and catching-up  — Cheers Susan


Susan Ayers Walker

Technology Journalist


Managing Director, SmartSilvers


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(fax)         650-854-1889

(cell)        415-265-1045

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