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City Club’s Distinguished Speaker Series: Dr. W. Patrick Gahan

  • City Club of Baton Rouge 355 North Boulevard Baton Rouge, LA, 70801 United States (map)
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time: door opens 11:30am, Lunch @ 12:00pm,
12:30pm speaker: Dr. W. Patrick Gahan + Q&A to follow

cost: $25++ Per Person

attire: Business Casual

This event is open to the entire City Club membership!

Mark your calendars, make your reservations today!

We are honored to present to you Dr. W. Patrick Gahan, Institute for Dementia Research and Prevention (IDRP) at Pennington Biomedical Research Center as we continue our Distinguished Speaker Series.

Topic: Alzheimer's Disease: A 21st Century Update

The Board of Governors and Women of the City are excited to co-sponsor this event.

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Featuring Dr. W. Patrick Gahan

Dr. W. Patrick Gahan, MD, F.A.C.P. is a Board Certified Geriatrician.

He earned his Bachelor degree from Washington University in St Louis Missouri and his MD from the University of Illinois.

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Dr. Gahan is the Medical Investigator for all IDRP studies and has a research interest in blood pressure and polypharmacy as related to the elderly.

He is an adjunct faculty member of the Pennington Biomedical Research Center.

Institute for Dementia Research and Prevention (IDRP)
Our Research

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The Institute for Dementia Research and Prevention (IDRP) brings together multiple scientific disciplines within the clinical research arena in order to find novel ways of preventing, detecting, and managing dementia in the elderly. Our longitudinal studies provide a platform for the collection of data which identify the most important risk factors for the development of dementia, elucidate novel targets for the design of new therapeutic interventions, and develop new test for more effective detection and monitoring the earliest stages of dementia.

The IDRP is establishing itself as a world leader in understanding the interactions between changes in mobility and the development of dementia. These studies incorporate cutting edge measures of free-living movement, life space, and overall mobility in individuals with a well defined cognitive status. Data from these studies will not only help us understand and prevent the cause for falls in the elderly, but will also help in keeping elderly individuals more mobile throughout their lifetime.


The mission of the IDRP is to improve the quality of life for individuals in Louisiana by generating world class research programs focused on dementia prevention, providing local access to the latest clinical trials for the treatment of dementia, and providing educational opportunities for individuals/families affected by dementia. Based on our past success we now have set our sights on a single goal, "To change the face of Alzheimer's disease". Currently a diagnosis of Alzheimer's disease is devastating blow for the individual diagnosed, and their family. We intend to change the face of Alzheimer's disease in the very near future by not only continuing to work on prevention strategies, but to also make Alzheimer's disease a manageable disease (much like diabetes or cardiovascular disease). Additionally, we intend to reduce caregiver burnout and falls in individuals with dementia, which are the two leading causes for institutionalization and loss of independence. This is a huge goal, but it will have a huge impact on this devastating disease, and transform the way in which individuals with Alzheimer’s disease and their families live and interact following diagnosis. Big change requires big goals, and unrelenting effort.

I have been amazed daily by the outstanding skill and efficiency of the IDRP staff, the dedication of each of our study participants, and the sincerity and devotion of our supporters. I have seen the impact our successes in the tears and thanks we receive from those positively impacted by IDRP efforts, and the ever increasing accrual of our scientific accomplishments. The IDRP family rightfully deserves to be proud of all we have accomplished, and needs to know that TOGETHER WE CAN change the face of Alzheimer's disease.

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Dr. Jeffrey N. Keller

The Board of Governors and Women of the City are excited to co-sponsor this event..

Open to all City Club members and invited guest(s).

City Club Member Reservation Options: 

Call the Club at 225.387.5767, by email at, or online visit the Members Only Area @ 

City Club Hours of Operation:
Breakfast: 7:30 - 9:00 a.m. (M-F)

Lunch: 11:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. (M-F)

Dinner: 5:30 - 9:00 p.m. (W-Sat) 

Member General Dining at the Club is open from 5:30 till 9:00 Wednesday - Saturday.

Thank You For Allowing Us To Serve You!
The City Club Staff

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