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How Preventing Frailty Can Prevent Dementia Webinar

  • 27 Jul 2021
  • 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM (PDT)


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  • Do you or your loved one experience balance issues or decreased mobility? Although these issues may be common with aging, they are serious concerns for all of us. Lack of mobility accelerates frailty, and frailty can accelerate memory decline. 

    Join us for this crucial webinar with guest speaker Bijan Najafi, PhD, MSc, Professor of Surgery at Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, TX.  We will discuss the real-life implications of frailty and proven ways to combat this accelerated physical and mental aging. Among his esteemed professional qualifications, Dr. Najafi has a unique record of being one of the first doctors to develop Virtual Intelligence methods to track mobility and frailty. This, in turn, has allowed him to develop new technology to improve physical and mental function. 

  • Tuesday, July 27 2021
    4 pm PT / 5 pm MT / 6 pm CT / 7 pm ET for 60 min 
    Guest Speaker: Bijan Najafi, PhD, MSc
    Host: Kirti Khalsa, ARPF CEO

  • Please join us on Tuesday July 27th for this outstanding Webinar on How Preventing Frailty Can Prevent Dementia. It will be recorded and sent out after. 

  • Our esteemed guest speaker is Bijan Najafi, PhD, MSc

  • In this webinar, you will discover:

  • How to identify reversible causes of memory loss
  • The promise of remote patient monitoring to track subtle changes in cognitive decline 
  • The use of game-based exercise to delay/prevent cognitive-frailty
  • Tuesday, July 27th 2021
    4 pm PT / 5 pm MT / 6 pm CT / 7 pm ET for 60 min 
    Guest Speaker: Bijan Najafi, PhD, MSc
    Host: Kirti Khalsa, ARPF CEO

Dr. Najafi is currently serving with the Baylor College of Medicine, Michael E. DeBakey Department of Surgery as a tenured Professor and Director of Clinical Research in the Division of Vascular Surgery and Endovascular Therapy and Director of Interdisciplinary Consortium on Advanced Motion Performance (iCAMP). He is also serving as an adjunct Professor at the School of Engineering, Rice University, Houston, TX and Adjunct Professor at the Colleges of Engineering and Medicine, University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ.

He completed his Ph.D. in Bioengineering followed by a Postdoctoral Fellowship in Applied Biomechanics at the Swiss Federal Institute of Tech (Lausanne, Switzerland), and in Neuroscience at Harvard University, Neuromotor Control Lab. Dr. Najafi’s career has focused on developing technologies that improve stability, healing, and mobility worldwide through research and the mentorship of young scientists and engineers and collaboration with clinical and industrial partners. He has over two decades of experience in designing bio-inspired sensors for objective evaluation of healthy state of patients with locomotor dysfunctions, over 200 scientific publications in peer reviewed journals or conference proceeding with more than 10k citations (H-Index:50, Ref: Google Scholar, July 2021), 20+ issued/pending/provisional patents, and have been PI or a key investigator on over 60 industrial, national and international grants ($70M+). He has worked with a wide network of clinical and bioengineering collaborators across the globe primarily in the clinical areas of falls, frailty, gait, digital health, ergonomic/posture, dementia, and diabetes and diabetic foot ulcers.

He also serves as Editor, Associate Editor, or guest editor for several scientific journals including Section Editor for Gerontology, ‘Technological Section’, Associate Editor for PLOS One, and guest editor for Sensors. Thanks to his contribution in successful translation of technologies for various clinical applications, he was recognized as one of the most Influential Health and Medical Leaders by Tucson Local Media in 2014.

This webinar will be recorded and sent to you a few days laterThe link for Zoom video access will be sent out in the confirmation email after registration is completed.

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This webinar is part of ARPF's fundraising initiative. Your registration fee ensures we can continue our outreach and educational programs. We thank you for supporting our mission.

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