Turning Point: Will Alzheimer’s Soon Be a Distant Memory?


Thursday, March 5


In an effort to help health care providers learn and be proactive with early detection and diagnosis of cognitive impairment/Alzheimer’s-related dementias, with the ultimate goal of providing patients and their families the opportunity to participate in research studies, NIU is proud to present documentary, "Turning Point."

“Turning Point” follows scientists and patients/families throughout a clinical drug trial in hopes that it will be the first disease modifying therapy for Alzheimer’s disease. The film conveys much detail about Alzheimer’s, how drugs are developed, the drug pricing chain, the experience of families in clinical trials (and about what a clinical trial is), the passion and humanity of research scientists to find cures for diseases, and the process of scientific exploration, innovation and discovery.

The film screening will be followed by a short panel discussion with area experts.

The event is free and open to NIU Alumni and College of Health and Human Sciences faculty, staff and students; however, you must RSVP by Feb. 26.

Also, box lunches are available for purchase for $11. Please make your selection when you register. (Please note, outside food is not allowed at the Barsema Alumni and Visitors Center.)

Continuing Education Units (2.5) will be available for $5 AFTER the presentation payable by cash, check or card. The following licensures are eligible for the CEUs:

  • State of Illinois Registered Social Worker Continuing Education Sponsor:
    • License No. 159-000105
  • State of Illinois Professional Counselor/Clinical Counselor Continuing Education Sponsor
    • License No. 197-000157
  • State of Illinois Marriage and Family Therapist Continuing Education Sponsor
    • License No. 168-000114
  • State of Illinois Licenses Speech-Language Pathology/Audiology Continuing Education Sponsor
    • License No. 202-000145
  • State of Illinois Registered Public Accountant Continuing Education Sponsor
    • License No. 158-000372

Event Information

Boxed Lunches: $11 each (optional)

No outside food is allowed.

Lunch options:

  • Garden Harvest Sandwich: Sliced cheddar cheese, portobello mushroom, roasted tomato, lettuce and herb cream cheese spread on a ciabatta bun.

  • The Executive:  Turkey and vegetables in a wheat wrap.

  • Apple Romaine Salad: Cranberries, apples, Swiss cheese and pecans with a litehouse vinaigrette.


11:30AM - 2:00PM Thu 5 Mar 2020, Central timezone


Barsema Alumni and Visitors Center
231 N. Annie Glidden Road
Dekalb, IL 60115 US

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