December 1-4, 2015 
Course Directors: Bradley Boeve, M.D., Dennis Dickson, M.D., Tanis Ferman, Ph.D., Kejal Kantarci, M.D., Angela Lunde, M.A.

The updated programs for the Scientist and Health Care Provider Track and Patient and Care Partner Track can be accessed at the corresponding links under the Downloads heading on the right.


Please see new information under the Downloads heading:

  • The abstracts are now published in the American Journal of Neurodegenerative Disease.
  • The newly developed Clinical-Neuroimaging-Pathology Symposium will be held in the evening of Thursday, December 3. This is free to all registered participants in the Scientist and Health Care Provider Track. Please plan to attend this symposium which will be educational for all who participate. 

Course Description
Scientist and Health Care Provider Track: This conference focuses on dementia with Lewy bodies (DLB), also known as Lewy body dementia. Lewy body dementia, which includes DLB and Parkinson’s disease with dementia, is the second most common type of progressive dementia after Alzheimer’s disease. This conference involves an international group of DLB experts as well as numerous other interested clinicians and scientists to provide updates on the key aspects of the disorder (including the cognitive, neuropsychiatric, neuroimaging, motor, sleep, autonomic and sensory manifestations). A particular focus of this conference is on the prodromal aspects of DLB. Updates on the genetics, biofluid correlates, molecular biology, animal models and neuropathologic characterization, as well as information on current symptomatic therapies and future potential disease-modifying therapies, are also presented.

Patient and Care Partner Track
The conference also features a Patient and Care Partner Track which is a two-day educational conference occurring alongside the scientific conference. This track is tailored to families, care partners, interested professionals, and those living with Lewy body dementia. See the Additional Information page for details.

Registration Fees
Scientist and Health Care Provider Track: 
Physician/Scientist: $695 or $795 late registration fee if registering on or after October 26, 2015
Allied Health/Student: $595 or $695 late registration fee if registering on or after October 26, 2015

Care Partner/Patient Track: Wednesday and Thursday only: $200
Care Partner/Patient Track: Tuesday through Thursday: $300

Credit Information
Mayo Clinic College of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Mayo Clinic College of Medicine designates this live activity for a maximum of 21.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

A record of attendance will be provided to all registrants for requesting credits in accordance with state nursing boards, specialty societies or other professional associations.

Learning Objective
Upon conclusion of this program, participants should be able to:

  • List the core clinical features of DLB
  • Identify the key findings of DLB based on neuropsychological assessment and neuroimaging studies
  • Identify the differences between DLB and other forms of dementia and discuss the clinical and pathological overlap between these disorders
  • Explain drug and non-drug options for managing patients with DLB
  • Articulate what resources or information may be the most critical for patients and families dealing with DLB

Attendance at this Mayo course does not indicate nor guarantee competence or proficiency in the performance of any procedures which may be discussed or taught in this course.

Exhibit Opportunity
This course offers the unique opportunity for commercial companies to interact with health care providers and highlight their products and services. If you are interested in exhibit space during this course, please contact Kathy Fuqua.