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Dallas Aging & Cognition Conference

Monday, February 27, 2023 9am to 12:30pm

HALL Arts Hotel Dallas, Curio by Hilton

Visit our registration site for ticket pricing information

The Center for Vital Longevity is pleased to announce the 7th Biennial Dallas Aging and Cognition Conference. The DACC is focused on the cognitive neuroscience of aging and is organized by the Center for Vital Longevity with co-sponsorship by the Office of Research and Innovation and the School of Behavioral and Brain Sciences.

Since the inaugural conference in 2010, researchers have been gathering every two years in Dallas, Texas to focus on new perspectives in the cognitive neuroscience of aging while sharing their latest discoveries through invited and submitted platform talks and poster presentations.

Keynote Address:

Kristine Beate Walhovd, PhD, University of Oslo

Themes & Invited Speakers:

Predictors and determinants of cognitive decline
Emrah Düzel, MD, Otto-von-Guericke University Magdeburg

Cognitive development and its implications for cognitive aging
Noa Ofen, PhD, Wayne State University

Decision-making across the adult lifespan 
Gregory R. Samanez-Larkin, Duke University

Social and affective processing across the adult lifespan
Elizabeth Kensinger, PhD, Boston College

Detailed schedule and program information will be available soon on the DACC Website.

COVID-19 Safety Measures

The health and safety of all DACC attendees remains our top priority. We are closely monitoring mandates and policy changes as well as local and venue guidelines, and public health announcements. As information pertaining to COVID-19 continues to develop, we will keep you up to date with new developments to enure a coordinated effort and safe environment for all DACC attendees.

COVID-19 Vaccinations

The State of Texas and Dallas County do not require proof of vaccination to enter public indoor locations, nor are face masks mandated. However, both vaccinations and use of masks while indoors is strongly encouraged.

Face Coverings & Hand Sanitizers

The State of Texas and Dallas County no longer require anyone to wear a face mask while in public indoor settings. Masks are encouraged, especially if you are un-vaccinated or high-risk, but are not mandated. We also encourage observing good hand hygiene while at the conference. A limited number of disposable face masks and hand sanitizers will be available at the check-in tables.


Conference attendees should refrain from attending any session if they are not feeling well. To mitigate the spread, a limited number of rapid tests will be available to those who feel unwell or suspect COVID-19 infection. We ask all attendees, including speakers and poster presenters, to conduct a self-wellness check prior to attending DACC sessions - this includes assessing the following:

- In the past 24 hours, have you experienced COVID-19 symptoms?

- Have you or people whom you have close contact with (roommate, relative, friend, coworker) tested positive in the last 14 days or have had any COVID-19 symptoms in the last 14 days?

If your answer is yes to any of these questions, we ask you refrain from participating in any of the conference's activities and contact CVL staff to receive a rapid test, if available, or be directed to the nearest testing facility.

During your attendance to the Dallas Aging & Cognition Conference you will be asked to support our COVID-19 Safety Measures and follow adequate policies & procedures. These policies and procedures may be modified at any time in advance of or during DACC.

Questions may be directed to

HALL Arts Hotel Dallas, Curio by Hilton 1717 Leonard St, Dallas, TX 75201

Visit our registration site for ticket pricing information

Center for Vital Longevity
DACC Planning Committee

UTD strives to create inclusive and accessible events in accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). If you require an accommodation to fully participate in this event, please contact the event coordinator (listed above) at least 10 business days prior to the event. If you have any additional questions, please email and the AccessAbility Resource Center at

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