The Nevada Tribal Summit on Brain Health & Dementia

August 22, 2019

9:00am – 4:00pm

Nixon Tribal Gymnasium, 201 Highway 447, Nixon, NV 89424

Hosted by:

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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 full conference 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.

Discounted rooms have been reserved at ≈$86/night 
for Tribal Summit attendees
at a nearby hotel!

The Nugget Casino Resort
1100 Nugget Avenure, Sparks, Nevada 89431
(800) 648-1177

Reservations must be made by phone no later than July 29th, 2019.
Mention Group Code: GDFN19

The following is from the hotel website:
The Nugget Casino Resort is located in the heart of Victorian Square in Sparks, NV, Our Reno-Sparks Hotel offers accommodations, casino thrills, dining, nightlife and entertainment that are nothing short of extraordinary. With a newly renovated, full-service casino and Resort tower guest rooms, we are committed to making sure your stay at our hotel near Reno, NV is comfortable, enjoyable and relaxing. Sophistication and style, with stunning views of the sparkling Reno city skyline and Sierra Nevada Mountains, await you in each of more than 1,300 beautifully appointed guest rooms and suites.

The Nugget is approximately 45 minutes by car from the Summit location.

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