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 Roskamp Institute Open House

Roskamp Institute hosts Open House honoring Veterans and Military

The Roskamp Institute will be hosting its annual Open House honoring veterans and military personnel on November 10. 

The event, which is open to the public will run from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., showcasing Institute research and clinical programs of particular relevance to veterans and military personnel, including Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI), Gulf War Illness (GWI) and Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD).  Following the presentations will be tours of the Institute laboratories and a luncheon with the faculty.

The Institute’s work in areas that impact veterans arose from the known link between TBI and Alzheimer’s Disease, a core segment of the Institute’s research. From the connection of TBI and Alzheimer’s, the Institute’s research delved further into neuropsychological and neurodegenerative conditions suffered by the military and veterans.

Fiona Crawford, President and CEO of the Roskamp Institute states: “Our veterans programs have been expanding significantly. We have a lot more patients coming to the Clinic who are suffering from issues of specific interest to veterans. For many of the conditions suffered by our military there are no adequate diagnostic tests, and while there may be some treatments for some aspects of the conditions, many have no widely demonstrated efficacy.  That is the problem we are addressing and we want all our veterans to know that there is hope, and that our team is working day and night to find effective therapies to tackle the medical conditions they are facing”.
 
In a 2013 Congressional Research report to the United States Congress, the Veterans Administration stated that more than 200,000 veterans enrolled with the VA for healthcare have a diagnosis associated with TBI and that 30% of its patients who served in Iraq and Afghanistan screen positive for PTSD. Gulf War Illness is another serious condition that affects at least one-fourth of the 697,000 U.S. veterans who served in the 1990-1991 Gulf War.
 
The Roskamp Institute, Inc., is a not-for-profit 501(c)(3) public charity research institute located in Sarasota, FL., that is dedicated to understanding the causes of and finding novel therapies for neuropsychiatric and neurodegenerative disorders. The Institute has devised a broad range of scientific approaches to understanding the cause of and potential therapies for these disorders with a novel treatment for Alzheimer’s Disease currently completing a Phase III trial in Europe. The Roskamp Institute Clinic focuses on the clinical research, diagnosis, management and treatment of neurological and neurodegenerative disorders in addition to conducting clinical research studies.

The Open House is a free event open to the public.
For more information, contact Sally Goulet at (941) 752-2949.
Please RSVP to: (941) 752-2949 or info@roskampinstitute.net

The Roskamp Institute Inc.
2040 Whitfield Ave., Sarasota, FL 34243
941-752-2949,
info@roskampinstitute.net
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