Interview with Gloria Oliver Rodriguez

What is your current role in EPAD? I am a member of the Legal & IP (intellectual property) Committee (LIPC), representing Barcelonaβeta Brain Research Centre (BBRC) that is co-leading the project and provides the Iberian Lead and a Trial Delivery Centre. The LIPC is composed of six members who are experts in legal, business, or…

Interview with Gerald Luscan

What is your current role in EPAD? In EPAD, I am co-leading the WP3 (EPAD register and Parent Cohorts) with Dr. Pieter Jelle Visser. I also represent WP3 on the Steering committee and the Data Oversight Committee. I am lucky to have many talented people in WP3 with different expertise.  My role is to organize…

EPAD launches largest ever pre-dementia cohort

On 21 March, between 40 and 50 representatives of the European Prevention of Alzheimer’s Dementia (EPAD) project met in Edinburgh, to launch the largest ever specific pre-dementia cohort. Participants at the “1st wave Investigator meeting” included representatives from Clinical Research Organisations (CROs) and six dedicated teams from France, Italy, the Netherlands, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland and…

Members of the EPAD communication team meet to talk strategy

Members of the EPAD WP6 communication team held a one day meeting in Luxembourg on 10 March to review the project’s communication strategy. The participants discussed external communication goals and expectations and paid particular attention to communication with and retention of research participants. The team also took this opportunity to plan activities around EPAD’s 2016…

EPAD researchers obtain funding for new ethics project

European Prevention of Alzheimer’s Dementia (EPAD) project researchers Edo Richard and Maartje Schermer have obtained a new grant from the Dutch Organisation for Health Research and Development, to delve deeper into some of the ethical and conceptual issues around early diagnosis in dementia. Their project is entitled “Early diagnosis of Alzheimer’s disease: conceptual considerations and…

EPAD selects Aridhia data and analytics platform

On 19 January, the EPAD consortium elected to use AnalytiXagility as its data and analytics platform. AnalytiXagility belongs to Scottish clinical and translational informatics company Aridhia. The platform combines analytical, collaboration and audit tools to support and accelerate data-driven projects. It will be accessible to all of the consortium partners, and is able to carry…

Interview with Lennert Steukers

What is your current role in EPAD? I’m currently working full time as project manager for Janssen on the IMI-EPAD project. My main role, as member of the EPAD Project Management office and WP5, is to provide overall management to the project including supporting the coordinator in liaising with IMI, work plan & schedule control,…