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Alzheimer’s conference coming to convention center

A conference expected to attract 5,500 international visitors is coming to Honolulu next month.

The Alzheimer’s Association International Conference on Alzheimer’s Disease will be held at the Hawaii Convention Center July 10-15.

The conference is expected to draw 5,500 international attendees and generate $26 million in spending for the state. In addition, the meeting is expected to fill 44,000 hotel rooms, according to a release issued yesterday by the convention center.

“This is excellent news for Hawaii’s tourism economy and we look forward to providing a world-class venue – conveniently in the Asia Pacific – for professionals to come together to discuss this important work,” said Mike McCartney, Hawaii  Tourism Authority president & chief executive officer.

Health care officials will discuss and report the findings of groundbreaking research and information on the cause, diagnosis, treatment and prevention of Alzheimer’s disease and related disorders.  

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