Memory and Aging Center Grand Rounds

Linking Positron Emission Tomography to Therapeutic Trials in Dementia and in Depression

Robert Innis, MD, PhD
Chief, Section on PET Neuroimaging Sciences
National Institute of Mental Health
National Institute of Health



  • Participants should be able to describe how PET imaging can stratify patients into groups – e.g., mild cognitive impairment with and without elevated amyloid in brain.
  • Participants should be able to describe how PET can be used to monitor therapy – e.g., serial imaging of amyloid in brain, before and after treatment with an anti-amyloid agent.
  • Participants should be able to describe how PET imaging is being used in research studies to monitor inflammation in brain – e.g., imaging translocator protein (TSPO) in Alzheimer’s disease.



  • Planners: David Soleimani-Meigooni, MD; Bruce L. Miller, MD; and Fonda Smith have stated they have no relationships to disclose.
  • Speaker: Dr. Innis has a relationship with Eli Lilly (grant, research support) to disclose.

Accreditation: The University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) School of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Designation: UCSF designates this live activity for a maximum of 22 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

The above credit is inclusive of all Memory and Aging Center Grand Rounds sessions offered July 2017 through December 2017. (1 credit per each 1-hour grand rounds session throughout the year).

NOTE: You must sign in to qualify for CME Credit

Grand Rounds presentations are for educational purposes and intended for a professional audience. This activity is not commercially supported.

Friday, September 22, 2017 at 8:00am to 9:00am

Rock Hall, Pottruck Auditorium, RH 102
1550 4th Street, San Francisco, CA 94158

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