This symposium will look at gender differences in the aging process, including the role of the hormone estrogen in healthy aging and what effect it has on the aging process on women; and understanding the role of a healthy hippocampus, a brain structure very important in memory for spatial learning. Afternoon workshops will cover gender differences in caregiving role and techniques for the 21st century; and a four-pillar program to keep the hippocampus healthy and improve navigational techniques. Date: Wednesday, Oct. 8. Time: 8:30 a.m. – 4 p.m. Address: Douglas Mental Health University Institute (6875 Lasalle Boulevard) – Douglas Pavilion. For more information or to register contact Tamar Tatigian at 514-761-6131 ext. 6314 or Silvana Aguzzi at ext. 6308.