many engaging meetings with potential interventional owners and other world experts on Alzheimer’s disease prevention took place.we are excited that various collaborations are being considered.
“It was great to return to AAIC 2019 after the success of last year’s booth. This year we had even more visitors to the EPAD booth, with increases in both industry and academics. Many of the people I spoke with came to the booth as they had heard about the work EPAD was doing and wanted to find out more about how they could get involved. Hot topics once again included data access, and I’m looking forward to seeing what questions the EPAD data is going to be able to help the scientific community answer.” – Sarah Gregory
“AAIC was a fantastic opportunity to show to the AD world what EPAD has done in the last 4,5 years. After reading the name of the project, many people came to the booth asking what we had in mind to prevent Alzheimer´s dementia. Their reaction was often a “Wow”. – Laura Carrera Carballés.
Additionally, we are glad that the EPAD team had two oral presentations at AAIC on different aspects of the project. Both generated a great deal of interest from researchers outside the project:
- “Associations between Multimorbidity and CSF Amyloid: Cross-Sectional Analysis of the European Prevention of Alzheimer’s Dementia (EPAD) Cohort” from Lucy Stirland (UEDIN)
- “Prescreening for European Prevention of Alzheimer Dementia (EPAD) Trial-Ready Cohort: Impact of AD risk factors and recruitment settings” from Lisa Vermunt (VUmc).
AAIC enabled the EPAD team to network and catch up with a lot of our colleagues and AAIC attendees. We would like to thank all the EPAD members who made this possible. We are very proud of the dedicated people working in our consortium spanning public and private sector organisations across Europe.
“Introducing EPAD to new people was very enjoyable; they are astonished by our vast network of sites and the sheer volume of data & samples we collect under the LCS. Many people specifically came to the EPAD booth to ask how they could access our data. We are looking forward to November to see how many data access request we receive once version V500.0 is released to external researchers. Everyday Craig and Kristy had positive meetings with potential, known and new Intervention Owners. The EPAD booth, our networking at the Universal Studio’s and throughout the conference was a real team effort which I have no doubt will bare autumn fruits.” – Emilie Delpon
Pictured: The EPAD team at the AAIC booth – From left to right, Craig Ritchie (UEDIN), Kristy Draper (UEDIN), Laura Carrera Carballés (Janssen), Kathryn Carruthers (UEDIN), Natalia Reglinska-Matveyev (UEDIN), Sarah Gregory (UEDIN) and Emilie Delpon (UEDIN).