EPAD - European Prevention of Alzheimer's Dementia

European Prevention of Alzheimer's Dementia

- Newsletter April 2017 -

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Welcome

Welcome!

The EPAD project is nearing its halfway mark and looking back I am happy to see how far we have come since we kicked-off in Paris almost 2.5 years ago. The EPAD Longitudinal Cohort Study (LCS) has been recruiting for almost a year and with the engagement of all the Trial Delivery Centres (TDCs) and the recent installment of the LCS study management team we are ready to expand the LCS with new sites and boost recruitment aiming for 1,000 research participants by the end of the year. At the same time, we have been hard at work developing the EPAD proof-of-concept platform and hopefully will start testing the first intervention(s) around summer 2018. In the meantime, EPAD’s sister project AMYPAD is fully up and running and should allow access to PET amyloid imaging for a large group of LCS research participants by the end of the year. For more news on AMYPAD, please visit http://www.amypad.eu/

In this issue, we present you the story behind the EPAD animation movies, EPAD’s role in driving the IMI AD Platform towards more EU collaboration in developing a preventive treatment for Alzheimer’s disease, and you can learn more about two fellow EPADistas, Cindy Birck and Andy Satlin.

Finally, I hope to see you all at the EPAD General Assembly meeting from 15-17 May in Stockholm. Together with the organizing team from the Karolinska Institute (Miia, Susanna, Stefan) and with the kind support from Boehringer Ingelheim Pharma GmbH & Co and H. Lundbeck A/S we have put together an exciting and interactive meeting that will bring you up to speed on all the latest developments in EPAD. For those of you joining us in Stockholm, be sure not to miss the first session...

This electronic newsletter will be published quarterly and be accessible via the EPAD website (www.epad.org) and inform the Alzheimer’s community on EPAD’s main achievements, upcoming events as well as allow you to meet the scientists who make it all happen.

We hope you enjoy this issue of the EPAD newsletter! Happy Reading!

Serge Van der Geyten

EPAD Coordinator

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EPAD project launches introduction video on its website

Q1 2017 Highlight

EPAD project launches introduction video on its website

 On 10 March, the European Prevention of Alzheimer’s Dementia (EPAD) project launched its first video – an introduction to the project. The three and a half minute animated video is available on the EPAD website homepage: http://ep-ad.org/ EPAD is a collaborative research effort to improve the chance of successfully preventing Alzheimer’s dementia and to better understand early aspects of …

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Collaboration is key for two-day meeting convened by Innovative Medicines Initiative

The Story behind the Picture 

Collaboration is key for two-day meeting convened by Innovative Medicines Initiative

“Collaboration in Alzheimer's disease and beyond: the present and future of IMI initiatives in neurodegeneration” was the theme of the meeting organised by the Innovative Medicines Initiative. It brought together the complete portfolio of IMI projects in the Alzheimer’s/dementia fiels, as well as other key stakeholder organisations and initiatives from Europe and beyond. The goal of the meeting was to discuss …

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Meet the EPAD team

Interview with Andrew Satlin

Interview with Andrew Satlin

What is your current role in EPAD?   I am one of 2 EFPIA representatives on the EPAD Executive Committee; a co-lead for Work Package 1 along with Simon Lovestone and Gary Romano; and the EFPIA head of the Clinical Candidate Selection Committee.  I am also on the Clinical Development Executive.  So I have many, interlocking roles! What did you …

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Interview with Cindy Birck

Interview with Cindy Birck

What is your current role in EPAD?   I am a member of WP6 (Dissemination). This group, led by Sean Knox (Novartis) and Jean Georges (Alzheimer Europe) coordinates internal and external dissemination activities of the project as well as its partners, its aims and progress. This Work Package (WP) also looks at the participant recruitment strategy and aims to issue …

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EPAD design

EPAD presents @

• The EPAD Consortium Meeting and General Assembly Meeting will take place in Stockholm (Sweden) from 15 to 17 May 2017.

• A number of EPADistas will be present at this year's Alzheimer's Association International Conference AAIC 2017 in London (United Kingdom) from 16 to 20 July 2017.

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Quarterly Quote

Nothing in life is to be feared, it is only to be understood. Now is the time to understand more, so that we may fear less.
 - Marie Curie -

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