Topic: Eat, Sleep and Be Merry: What We Know About Brain Health

Our distinguished panel discusses sleep, diet, exercise, stress reduction and other lifestyle factors in maintaining brain health, and possibly, reducing the risk for Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias. Both researchers will share their most current findings from their investigations and strategies for maintaining cognitive health as we age.

Monday, October 22, 2018

The Times Center

242 West 41st Street
(Between 7th and 8th Avenues)


Check in: 5:30 p.m.
Program: 6:00 p.m.
Book Signing: 7:30 p.m.

For more information, please contact our 24-hour helpline at or 646-744-2900.

This event is open to the public and free of charge.

Moderated by Dr. Max Gomez, CBS 2 Medical Reporter

Dr. Max Gomez is an award-winning broadcast journalist and medical reporter for WCBS-TV. Dr. Gomez has served on the national board of directors for the American Heart Association, the Princeton Alumni Weekly and the Partnership for After School Education. He also mentors undergraduate journalism and medical students and physicians who are interested in medical journalism.

Lisa Mosconi, Ph.D., INHC, is the Associate Director of the Alzheimer’s Prevention Clinic at Weill Cornell Medical College (WCMC)/NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital, where she is Associate Professor of Neuroscience in Neurology. She also is an adjunct faculty member at the Department of Psychiatry at NYU School of Medicine, and at the Department of Nutrition at NYU Steinhardt. Dr. Mosconi is the author of “Brain Food: The Surprising Science of Eating for Cognitive Power” (Avery/Penguin Random House).

Andrew W. Varga, MD, Ph.D., is an Assistant Professor in the Mount Sinai Integrative Sleep Center in the Department of Medicine at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai. He has a Ph.D. in neuroscience from Baylor College of Medicine and an M.D. from New York Medical College. Dr. Varga has a longstanding interest in mechanisms of learning and memory, the role of sleep in cognition, and the effects of sleep disorders and sleep loss on cognitive function and risk for Alzheimer’s and related neurodegenerative diseases.

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