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12th International Conference on Frontotemporal Dementias and 1st International Society for Frontotemporal Dementia Congress 2020 - General Session

October 7, 2020 to October 10, 2020

Bradley F. Boeve, M.D., Chair, Local Organizing Committee

October 7 - 10, 2020 - Hilton - Minneapolis, Minnesota 


Consistent with all prior ICFTD meetings, the focus with be on the presentation of new data relating to FTD spanning the key areas of clinical, neuropsychology, neuroimaging, genetics, biofluid markers, molecular biology, neuropathology, animal models and treatment. While established investigators will surely present updated concepts and breakthroughs, involvement by trainees will be highlighted via oral and poster presentations. In keeping with the longstanding philosophy of the MCSCPD, clinicians seeking education on FTD will be welcome. Additionally, concurrent educational sessions for patients and care partners covering diagnosis, management, support and empowerment will also be provided.


Local Organizing Committee
Brad Boeve, M.D., ChairKejal Kantarci, M.D.
Dennis Dickson, M.D.David Knopman, M.D.
Julie Fields, Ph.D.Val Lowe, M.D.
Leah Forsberg, Ph.D.Angela Lunde, M.A.
Jonathan Graff-Radford, M.D.Ronald Petersen, Ph.D., M.D.
Neill Graff-Radford, M.D.Leonard Petrucelli, Ph.D.
Clifford Jack, Jr., M.D.Rosa Rademakers, Ph.D.
David Jones, M.D.Jennifer Whitwell, Ph.D.
Keith Josephs, M.D., M.S.Zbigniew Wszolek, M.D.


Registration Fees
 Before September 1On or After September 1
M.D., D.O., Ph.D.$695$795
Resident, Student, NP, PA, Nurse,
Allied Health
Welcome Reception, Attendee$0$0
Welcome Reception, Guests$65$80
Gala Dinner, each ticket$160$175


Sponsorship and Exhibitor Information

This conference offers the unique opportunity for companies and organizations to interact with researchers and health care providers and highlight their products and services. Below you will find the link to the sponsorship and exhibit prospectus. Contact Kari Koenigs with questions.
Sponsorship and Exhibit Prospectus (PDF) 

Call for Abstracts
You are invited to submit an abstract for presentation of original research dedicated to the field of frontotemporal dementia/frontotemporal lobar degeneration.  Projects may include research in basic or clinical science, clinical trials, outcome studies, or descriptive analyses.  Abstracts should be 350 words or less. See the Abstract Submission Details document for additional information and link for abstract submission.
Abstract Submission Details Document (PDF)



The Family Track at the 12th International Conference on Frontotemporal Dementias and 1st International Society for Frontotemporal Dementia Congress 2020 offers a unique one, two, or three day experience for those affected by FTD and their families, as well those with a gene mutation and/or strong family history of FTD. Health professionals and other interested individuals are also welcome. The Family Track General Session takes place on Thursday October 8.  Family Track attendees can also choose to register for one full day of the Scientific Conference on Wednesday October 7.  In addition, they may choose to attend the elective (s) on Friday October 9th. 

For additional information and to register for the Family Track (with no CME Hours), go here


Target Audience

The target audience is broad, and includes 1) clinicians (neurologists, psychiatrists, neuropsychologists, geriatricians, clinical geneticists, neuroradiologists, NP/PAs, nurses, social workers, etc.) and their trainees, 2) neuroscientists (molecular geneticists, neuropathologists, neurobiologists, pharmacologists) and their trainees, 3) representatives from pharmaceutical and biomedical industries, government agencies, patient advocacy groups, etc., and importantly, 4) patients and their families, other caregivers and interested laypersons.

Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this activity, participants should be able to:

  • To improve the accuracy of early diagnosis of FTD and related conditions
  • To identify reliable in vivo biomarkers (clinical, neuropsychological, imaging, biofluids, genetics, etc.) of disease manifestations to promote early and accurate diagnosis and monitor disease progression
  • To identify genetic, molecular, and neuropathologic characteristics of FTD that are informative for drug trial development and implementation
  • To identify potential drug/biologic/gene therapies and non-pharmacological interventions that may improve management and quality of life of patients with FTD and their families, and potentially delay the onset or prevent clinical manifestations in those at risk

Attendance at any Mayo Clinic course does not indicate or guarantee competence or proficiency in the skills, knowledge or performance of any care or procedure(s) which may be discussed or taught in this course.

Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 28.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit
  • 28.50 AOA Category 2-A
  • 28.50 Attendance
Event starts: 
10/07/2020 - 6:45am
Event ends: 
10/10/2020 - 1:00pm
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Minneapolis, MN
United States

All travel and lodging expenses are the sole responsibility of the individual registrant.

Accreditation Statement
In support of improving patient care, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and Science is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.

Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and Science designates this live activity for a maximum of 28.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

This program has been accredited by the American Osteopathic Association for 28.5 AOA Category 2-A CME credits. 

Other Healthcare Professionals
A record of attendance will be available to other healthcare professionals for requesting credits in accordance with state nursing boards, specialty societies, or other professional associations.

For disclosure information regarding Mayo Clinic School of Continuous Professional Development accreditation review committee member(s) and staff, please go here to review disclosures.

Available Credit

  • 28.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit
  • 28.50 AOA Category 2-A
  • 28.50 Attendance

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