The Nevada Tribal Summit on Brain Health & Dementia

August 22, 2019

9:00am – 4:00pm

Nixon Tribal Gymnasium, 301 Highway 447, Nixon, NV 89424

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The Nevada Tribal Summit on Brain Health and Dementia is the result of discussion from the Pyramid Lake Paiute Tribe’s Pesa Sooname Advisory Group, a member of Dementia Friendly Nevada. The Summit will bring together tribes from across Nevada and will focus on issues of aging, cognitive health, and societal response, all from a Native perspective. As the first such conference to be held since the development of the CDC Healthy Brain Initiative’s Roadmap for Indian Country, it will serve to exemplify how tribes nationwide can engage with and customize this tremendous national resource.

Download the conference flyer to see the full schedule.

The Tribal Summit will feature four exciting speakers:


Mike Splaine, Owner and Principal of Splaine Consulting, will speak about the importance and collaborative development of the CDC Healthy Brain Initiative’s Road Map for Indian Country.

Dave Baldridge (Cherokee), Executive Director of the International Association for Indigenous Aging (IA2), will speak about customization and implementation the Road Map for Indian Country.

Dr. J. Neil Henderson (Oklahoma Choctaw), Executive Director of the Memory Keepers Medical Discovery Team on Health Disparities and Professor in the Department of Family Medicine & Bio-Behavioral Health at the University of Minnesota Medical School, will speak about Dementia and Diabetes among Native people.

Dr. Peter Reed, Director of the Sanford Center for Aging at the University of Nevada, Reno School of Medicine, will speak about the Sanford Center’s comprehensive geriatric assessment clinic and how all Nevada tribes can access this resource both in-person and through telehealth.

Travel Assistance Available!

We are pleased to offer each Nevada Tribe a travel assitance scholarship of up to $200, to be used to cover travel and accomodation for one Tribal member to attend the Summit. Our goal is to have all Nevada Tribes represented, so please consider taking advantage of this opportunity!

All awards will be granted through a receipt reimbursement process after the Summit.

Questions can be directed to:
Carla Eben | [email protected] | 775-574-1064

Tabling Information

Community organizations wishing to share information at the Nevada Tribal Summit can submit a free tabling registration at

Find the Nevada Tribal Summit:

Heading north on Highway 447, cross the Truckee River and head up the hill.
You will see the Tribal Gymnasium on your left.

If you’d like to attend the Tribal Summit, please register here:

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