Brain Health Symposium

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August 15, 2023

Unlock your mind, enhance your life: Empowering brain health for a brighter future!

Free Event | Lunch included | Saturday, October 21 at ICOM | 9 a.m.— 4 p.m.


The mission of the Brain Health Symposium is to identify and learn strategies to promote a healthy, functioning brain, and improve overall quality of life. Brain health is a critical piece of holistic wellness, as it underlies our ability to communicate, make decisions, problem solve, and live a productive and full life. Due to the brain controlling so much of our daily activity it is arguably the single most important organ in the human body. 


Rebecca M. Edelmayer, PhD

CSO Alzheimer’s Association- The Latest in Alzheimer’s and Dementia Science: A New Phase of Research, Treatment and Care

Zach Weiss, MD

What is Dementia Workup?

Cindy Tremblay, PhD

Cognitive Reserve

Audie Black, PhD

Cognitive Reserve

Abhilash Desai, MD

Mindfulness & Meditation with Reflections & Goal Setting

Adam Kipp, MD

Mindfulness & Meditation with Reflections & Goal Setting

Vanessa Holstine, NP

Lifestyle Medicine—Brain Health Diet

For both professional and general audiences. 

Continuing Medical Education for medical providers. Registration for CME’s is only $10.

Continuing Medical Education sponsored by: 


  • 7:30-8:45 a.m. Provider ONLY (PhD, MD, DO, NP, PA-C) Breakfast— Sponsored by ACMS
  • 9:00 a.m. Tiffany Robb— Welcome & Inclusion 
    • Program Manager of Idaho Alzheimer’s Disease and Related Dementias (ADRD) Alliance
  • 9:15 a.m. Dr. Rebecca M. Edelmayer *Continuing Medical Education
  • 10:25 a.m. Dr. Cindy Tremblay & Dr. Audie Black *Continuing Medical Education
  • 11:30 a.m. Dr. Zach Weiss *Continuing Medical Education
  • 12:30 p.m. LUNCH/ Mindful Visitation of Exhibitors
  • 2:00 p.m. Vanessa Holstine, NP
  • 3:10 p.m. Dr. Abhilash Desai & Dr. Adam Kipp

Walk through Central District Health’s inflatable MEGA brain and explore information surrounding mental health, substance misuse, brain protection, Alzheimer’s disease, and so much more!

Registration required to participate. In-person and virtual attendance are available. 


  • Lu Ann Jensen, LCSW— Health Program Specialist-Alzheimer’s Disease and Related Dementias
  • Kevin Allen, BSN RN-BC— Program Manager, St. Luke’s Health System
  • Mary Biddle-Newberry, MS CMES— Director of YMCA Healthy Living Center
  • Abhilash Desai, MD— Idaho Memory & Aging Center 
  • Kara Kuntz, MD— Medical Director of Memory Center and Geriatric Program Development, Saint Alphonsus
  • Mercedes Munoz, MPA— Program Director Alzheimer’s Association
  • Cindy Tremblay, PsyD— Clinical Neuropsychologist, St. Luke’s Health System

This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Utah Medical Association through the joint providership of the UMA Foundation and the Treasure Valley Family YMCA. The UMA Foundation is accredited by the Utah Medical Association to provide continuing medical education for physicians. The UMA Foundation designates this live activity for a maximum of 3.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.