The EPAD project holds its General Assembly meeting in Geneva

From 15-17 May 2019, the EPAD project hosted its annual General Assembly meeting in Geneva (Switzerland). We were delighted that the event brought together EPAD delegates to discuss progress, latest developments and future plans. In attendance were scientists, researchers, representatives from pharmaceutical companies, patient organisations, SMEs, EPAD study site members, other experts and research participants…

Spotlight on Karolinska Institutet

This month, we get to know the Karolinska Institutet centre behind EPAD. The team of Miia Kivipelto (principal investigator of the EPAD project in Karolinska Institutet) began recruiting in August 2017 and has currently recruited 32 participants in the EPAD Longitudinal Cohort Study (LCS). We caught up with her team and asked them a few…

Interview with an EPAD research participant

On 4 April, the CHU de Toulouse (CHUT) hosted the first meeting of the Research Participant Panel of the European Prevention of Alzheimer’s Dementia Consortium (EPAD) in France. We caught up with a French Research participant to know what it is like to take part in a research study and find out about his experiences.…

Workshop on disease progression modelling held in Bonn

The mathematical modelling of disease progression is an essential part of several projects of the Innovative Medicine Initiative (IMI), namely AETIONOMY, EPAD, RADAR-AD; and it is subject of an entire work package in the European H2020 project VirtualBrainCloud. The joint interest in mathematical modelling of disease progression prompted us to come together for a first…

Interview with Emma Law

What is your current role in EPAD? I am an active member of the Recruitment Core Team, which includes looking at how to increase recruitment by reaching out to sites where necessary and troubleshooting problems as they occur. I am also the country coordinator for Scotland’s TDCs and I am an expert blinded rater for the CDR in…

Interview with Scott Berry

What is your current role in EPAD? I am a co-lead of Work Package 2 – The Statistical Engine Room.  The Statistical Work Package has two main focuses in the EPAD project – the design of the proof-of-concept platform trial and the disease modeling work from the Longitudinal Cohort Study (LCS).  I have been focused…

EPAD makes the front cover of the Sunday Post

Professor Craig Ritchie, of the University of Edinburgh, is jointly leading the EPAD project, a Europe-wide collaboration aiming to improve the understanding of the early stages of Alzheimer’s disease. EPAD combines knowledge and expertise from 39 European partner organisations across multiple sectors. Craig Ritchie and one of the EPAD study participants Eileen Penman have recently been…