First EPAD publication is out in The Lancet Psychiatry!

Development of interventions for the secondary prevention of Alzheimer’s dementia: the European Prevention of Alzheimer’s Dementia (EPAD) project Summary Alzheimer’s dementia affects more than 40 million people worldwide with substantial increases in prevalence anticipated. Interventions that either modify risk or reduce the development of early disease could delay the onset of dementia or reduce the…

EPAD Ambassador Craig Ritchie travels Down Under to disseminate EPAD’s rationale and gain Aussie support

On October 14th 2015, Craig Ritchie gave the Wicking Trust Public Lecture in Melbourne which is attended by various representatives of leading research bodies, policy think tanks, care providers, consumers and carers. One of his primary goals while there is to share information about EPAD and hopefully enlist support and involvement in the EPAD project…

EPAD team members meet Princess Anne in Scotland

On 15 October 2015, EPAD’s Luc Truyen, Vice-President, Neuroscience External Affairs, Janssen R&D (pictured here, with Princess Anne), along with the University of Edinburgh team, represented the EPAD consortium at a University event to launch the new offices for the Centre for Clinical Brain Sciences. They had the honour of introducing the project to Her…

European Prevention of Alzheimer’s Dementia Consortium (EPAD) Launches New Website

21 September 2015 –The European Prevention of Alzheimer’s Dementia Consortium (EPAD), a project co-funded by the Innovative Medicines Initiative (IMI) and the European Federation of Pharmaceutical Industries and Associations (EFPIA), announces today the official launch of www.ep-ad.org. The EPAD website is devoted to inform different audiences including the scientific community, companies, people with dementia, families…

EPAD ethics working group holds meeting

On 13 August 2015, EPAD’s ethics working group held an internal workshop in Amsterdam. Most of the meeting was taken up with discussions about issues to be covered in the EPAD ethical guidance document for clinicians and researchers involved in the project (in particular informed consent, disclosure of possible risk status and dealing with incidental…