EPAD publishes a paper on the cognitive functions as predictors of Alzheimer’s disease biomarker status

The EPAD team published a new paper entitled “Cognitive Functions as Predictors of Alzheimer’s Disease Biomarker Status in the European Prevention of Alzheimer’s Dementia Cohort” in the journal of Alzheimer’s disease. Abstract: Alterations in Alzheimer’s disease (AD) biomarkers have been observed decades before the onset of dementia. Cognitive dysfunction, while central to the clinical diagnosis…

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…