“It has long been recognized that the problems with alcohol relate not to the use of a bad thing but to the abuse of a good thing”…Abraham Lincoln. This lecture explores the balance of health benefits and risks of alcohol use as it related to our physical, cognitive and functional abilities. The latest up-to-date scientific evidence is explored in detail, with emphasis on new, evolving data on the effects of alcohol on our health and longevity. 

Janice Knoefel, MD, MPH, is a neurologist and geriatrician with more than 35 years of experience. She has been on the faculties of the University of Cincinnati, Boston University, and UNM, where she participates in clinical care, teaching, and research. She is especially interested in prevention of the neurological diseases of aging.