EPAD project launches its Academy

On 15 June, the European Prevention of Alzheimer’s Dementia (EPAD) project announced the launch of its EPAD Academy that is aiming to efficiently leverage EPAD resources to foster and develop academic research capacity and output in AD across Europe for maximum global impact. It is expected to be a great space – To create the…

EPAD has its own YouTube Channel

  On 10 May, the European Prevention of Alzheimer’s Dementia (EPAD) project developed its own YouTube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCUDfoj0UvWCC0B9BFDnEvTA. This channel includes the various EPAD-related movies/clips ever produced and more particularly its first video – an introduction to the project. The three and a half minute animated video is available in the EPAD website homepage and…

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,…

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…

EPAD presented at the GBHI conference

From the 20th to the 22nd of April, the 2nd Annual Global Brain Health Institute (GBHI) conference took place in Barcelona, Spain. The event was divided in 10 sessions: Session 1: Advancing a National Dementia Policy – Lessons Learned & Steps Forward Session 2: Policy & Economics of Dementia Session 3: Moderated Poster Session –…

Project presentation in the frame of the Research Participants Loyalty program

The 3rd Loyalty Meeting for research participants and collaborators of the Barcelonaβeta Brain Research Center (BBRC) took place on April 18th in Barcelona, Spain. The aim of these annual meetings, organised by the Pasqual Maragall Foundation, is to share their knowledge with their research participants and collaborators, as well as to increase their loyalty. Over 1,500 people attended this edition,…

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…

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…

EPAD paper offers recommendations for the success of readiness cohorts in Alzheimer’s disease research

Summary: There is growing interest in the development of novel approaches to secondary prevention trials in Alzheimer’s disease to facilitate screening and recruitment of research participants and to reduce the time and costs associated with clinical trials. Several international research collaborations are setting up research infrastructures that link existing research cohorts, studies or patient registries…