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.
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
The Roskamp Institute Inc.
2040 Whitfield Ave., Sarasota, FL
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