Cognitive Empowerment Program--Research Symposium

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The Cognitive Empowerment Program (CEP), a joint effort between Emory University’s Brain Health Center and the Georgia Institute of Technology, invites you and members of your network to attend the first annual CEP Research Symposium taking place on Friday, January 29, 2021 from 8:30 AM to 12:30 PM (EST) on a virtual platform.

The goal of the symposium is for researchers, stakeholders, staff, members, care partners and community members to share and discuss research aimed at empowering people living with mild cognitive impairment (MCI). We will take stock, move forward, encourage collaboration, and synergize the center's progress. Attendees will hear from various researchers (inside and outside of the CEP) about the work they have accomplished in 2020 and what they're planning for the CEP members in 2021. In addition, we will hear stories from the members of the CEP about how the program has positively affected their lives. To learn more about the CEP, please visit

We hope that you are able to attend the symposium and ask that you share this invitation with the members of your network. And we look forward to collaborating with you! To register for the conference, please visit And for more information about the symposium, please contact Jennifer DuBose at

Please note that registration is required and the login instructions to the virtual platform will be sent to all registrants ahead of time. Registration required --go here:



Welcome and Status Update | 8:30 to 8:45 am 

Research Update | 8:45 to 9:30 am 

Reports from the first year of the programmatic cores: Therapeutic, Built Environment, Technology, Innovation Accelerator 

Research Roundtables | 9:30 to 10:00 am 

Breakout group discussions about Physical Activity, Technology in the home, Co-designing the Cognitive Empowerment Center, Social Engagement 

Break | 10:00 to 10:15 

2020 Seed Grant Reports | 10:15 to 11:00 

·         Everyday Memory Intervention for Caring DYADs  

·         Identifying Barriers and Technological Interventions to Support Adherence Behaviors in Mild Cognitive Impairment  

·         Development and Testing of a Social Game with the Therapeutic Potential for Individuals with MCI and their Families  

·         Feasibility of Using Tele-Technology for Mind-Body Interventions for People with Mild Cognitive Impairment 

Announcing 2021 Seed Grant Recipients | 11:00 to 11:30  

·         The Right Steps II Project  

·         Impact of design on speech perception in Mild Cognitive Impairment  

·         Music for Memory, Mood, Togetherness  

·         Daily Memory, Sleep, Stress and Individual Factors Among DYADs 

Discussion and Closing Remarks | 11:30 to 12:15 


Event Details


  • Friday, January 29, 2021
    8:30 am - 12:30 pm
Location: Virtual Event

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