Evidence-Based Medicine Debate Series Addresses Controversial Topics in the Diagnosis and Management of Alzheimer's Disease
PHOENIX, March 8, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Powered 4 Significance LLC, a Blue Ocean Pharma company, launched the first installment in its virtual EBM Debates™ series yesterday on the topic, "What is the role of neuroimaging in the diagnosis of Alzheimer's disease?" The series will include four debates over the course of the year focused on Alzheimer's disease, and will address other healthcare issues in future series. "We are extremely pleased to hold the inaugural event here in Phoenix with Dr. Marwan Sabbagh, MD, FAAN, and Director of the Banner Sun Health Research Institute in Sun City, Arizona, as our moderator," said Alden E. Masonis, PhD, co-founding partner of Powered 4 Significance and Blue Ocean Pharma. Dr. Sabbagh is also Founding Director Cleo Roberts Center for Clinical Research and Senior Scientist Haldeman Lab for Molecular Diagnostics and Therapeutics at Banner; Research Professor Department of Neurology University of Arizona College of Medicine, Phoenix; and, Steering Committee Member for the Alzheimer Disease Cooperative Study and Alzheimer's Disease Neuroimaging Initiative.
The unique EBM Debates™ program has been developed based on an identified need for an open dialog among physicians involved in Alzheimer's disease research and disease management to understand what we know and what we must still document to make informed decisions. "The program will provide the opportunity to gain insights into what treating physicians think about the level of evidence available on these topics and provide a forum for open and honest commentary," said Dr. Sabbagh. "This will benefit all involved in the field of Alzheimer's by combining thought leader responses with feedback from the broad field of treating physicians."
The distinguished panel of debaters included: Dr. Liana Apostolova, Associate