Interview with Graciela Muniz Terrera

What is your current role in EPAD? I co-lead WP2 (Statistical/Methodology Engine Room) and I am also a member of the Balancing Committee that has important input in the selection of individuals into the EPAD Longitudinal Cohort Study. I have been involved in different roles in various publications using the EPAD data. Tell us a…

Interview with Martin Dvorak

What is your current role in EPAD? I work as a clinical lead at IQVIA where I manage the clinical research associates (CRAs) across all the countries that contribute to EPAD. I provide clinical trial expertise in accordance with protocols and with ICH GCP (International Conference on Harmonisation Good Clinical Practice). As clinical lead, I…

Highlights 2019

With the beginning of this new year, the EPAD project is celebrating its fifth birthday.

We are proud to look back at a lot of successful deliveries. We list herein some of our key highlights of the past 12 months.

Wishing you all an exciting and happy New Year,

The EPADistas.

EPAD publishes a paper on prescreening of Alzheimer’s disease risk factors

Abstract: Background: Recruitment is often a bottleneck in secondary prevention trials in Alzheimer disease (AD). Furthermore, screen-failure rates in these trials are typically high due to relatively low prevalence of AD pathology in individuals without dementia, especially among cognitively unimpaired. Prescreening on AD risk factors may facilitate recruitment, but the efficiency will depend on how…

EPAD turns five!

Another EPAD year has passed and we are proud to look back at a lot of successful deliveries and established relationships. We are pleased to present some of our key achievements of the past 12 months. February On 4 February, over 90 representatives of the EPAD project met in Berlin for an investigator meeting. The…

Spotlight on Aeginition Hospital Athens

This month, we get to know the Aeginition Hospital (Athens, Greece) centre behind EPAD. The team of Nikolaos Scarmeas (principal investigator of the EPAD project in Aeginition Hospital) began recruiting in September 2019 and has currently recruited 14 participants in the EPAD Longitudinal Cohort Study (LCS). We caught up with his team and asked them…

Spotlight on Fundació ACE

This month, we get to know the Fundació ACE centre behind EPAD. The team of Dr. Mercè Boada (principal investigator of the EPAD project in Fundació ACE) began recruiting in June 2019 and has currently recruited over 60 participants in the EPAD Longitudinal Cohort Study (LCS). We caught up with her team and asked them…

EPAD baseline data V500.0 published in the Journal of Prevention of Alzheimer’s disease

EPAD is pleased to announce the release of a new publication entitled “The European Prevention of Alzheimer’s Dementia (EPAD) Longitudinal Cohort Study: Baseline Data Release V500.0” in the Journal of Prevention of Alzheimer’s disease. This paper describes the baseline data from the first 500 research participants (V500.0) to assist current and future researchers with their…