September 24, 2009 - ROCKSTARS OF SCIENCE™ Briefing and Tribute in the Capitol Visitors Center

11:30 am


Terry Moran, ABC News’ Nightline

Meryl Comer, Rock Stars of Science & Geoffrey Beene Gives Back® Alzheimer’s Initiative


Alzheimer’s 2020: Investment in Our Future

Terry Moran: Interview with Co-Chairs, Congressional Task Force on Alzheimer’s Disease

Representative Edward Markey (MA)

Representative Chris Smith (NJ)

Senator Mark Warner (VA)

Senator Susan Collins (ME)


Vision for 2020 and Alzheimer’s Facts

George Vradenburg, Geoffrey Beene Gives Back® Alzheimer’s Initiative & LEAD-Leaders Engaged on Alzheimer’s Disease

Robert Egge, Alzheimer’s Association/Alzheimer’s Study Group


By 2020: Research Momentum to Alzheimer’s Breakthrough

Moderator: Terry Moran

Panel: Jeffrey Cummings, MD, UCLA

Steven T. DeKosky, MD, University of Virginia
Samuel Gandy, MD, PhD, Mt. Sinai

Ron Petersen, MD, PhD, Mayo Clinic


New Poll Data: Public Awareness and Attitudes about Alzheimer’s

Alysia Snell, Lake Research Partners

advocacy for Research: What’s needed now

Mary Woolley, Research!America

The Rock Star & the Scientist: Same Brain Waves

Moderators: Meryl Comer and Terry Moran

Panel: Joe Perry, Aerosmith

Dale Schenk, PhD, Elan

Rudy Tanzi, PhD, Harvard University

Rock S.o.S Mascot: Blip, ECAD–East Coast Assistance Dog for Vets


1:00 pm

Rock Stars of Science tribute: Biomedical Research

Rerry Moran: Interview with Co-Chairs, Congressional Biomedical Research Caucus

Representative Brian Bilbray (CA)

Representative Mike Castle (DE)

Representative Rush Holt (NJ)


Vision, Priorities for the NIH

Francis S. Collins, MD, PhD, Director, National Institutes of Health


Musical Tribute to Congressional Champions of Research

Music Performance: Joe Perry,Aerosmith

Francis S. Collins, MD, PhD, NIH

David Hull, Joe Perry Project

Rudy Tanzi, PhD, Harvard

Joe Ryan, NHGRI


HIV/AIDS and H1N1: Update & Forecast

Anthony Fauci, MD, Director, National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases


2:15 pm

Frontiers of Cancer Research and Stand Up to Cancer (Su2c)

Moderator: Terry Moran

Panel: Delta Goodrem, Singer/Actor, Cancer Survivor

Amy Dockser Marcus, Wall Street Journal

Laura Shawver, PhD, Phenomix Corporation, SU2C Scientific Advisory Committee

Laura Ziskin, Filmmaker, SU2C Leadership Council, Cancer Survivor

Special Performance: “Believe again” Delta Goodrem


2:45 pm
Grand Finale: All Rock Stars