Spotlight on University of Edinburgh/NHS Lothian

The European Prevention of Alzheimer’s Dementia initiative (EPAD) recruited its first Research Participant in May 2016 via the University of Edinburgh (UK). The team of Craig Ritchie (principal investigator of the EPAD project in the University of Edinburgh and EPAD Project Co-coordinator) has currently recruited over 100 participants in the EPAD Longitudinal Cohort Study (LCS).…

EPAD presented at the AD/PD conference

The 14th​ International Conference on Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s Diseases (AD/PD 2019) and related neurological disorders took place in Lisbon (Portugal) from 26-31 March. It provided a world class platform for international clinical investigators and scientists to present, discuss and trade expertise on a broad range of themes and topics. The event attracted over 3,800 participants from…

The EPAD Longitudinal Cohort Study has now over 1,500 Research Participants

On 7 March, EPAD passes the mark of 1.500 research participants for its Longitudinal Cohort Study (LCS)! Congratulations to the Trial Delivery Center in Bristol, who recruited participant number 1500. The largest ever public-private partnership in Alzheimer’s disease research, EPAD combines knowledge and expertise from 39 organisations across multiple sectors from academia and industry, bringing…

EPAD works together towards the PoC platform

2019 started with great intensity! On 5 February, EPAD held its PoC (Proof of Concept) Kick Off meeting in Berlin, Germany. The event brought together more than 100 delegates including site staff (principal investigators, sub-investigators, study coordinators, national leads), vendors and the wider EPAD PoC coordination team (the University of Edinburgh, Janssen, IQVIA) to showcase…

EPAD holds its Investigator meeting

On 4 February, over 90 representatives of the EPAD project met in Berlin. Participants included 15 dedicated teams from UK, Spain, Germany, Italy, Belgium and Greece together with representatives from the University of Edinburgh, Clinical Research Organisations, IQVIA and Janssen. The objective of the meeting was to prepare the new trial delivery centres (TDCs) to…

Interview with Sammy Danso

What is your current role in EPAD? I am the resident Data Scientist based at the University of Edinburgh and I work closely with the International Coordinator for EPAD work package 4. The work package 4 includes the Longitudinal Cohort Study, which involves collecting and managing all the datasets that are collected from different sources…

Interview with Marija Jovanovic

What is your current role in EPAD? I joined EPAD in October 2018 and am assigned as a lead EFPIA partner responsible for oversight of the Longitudinal Cohort Study (LCS), working alongside the Chief Investigator office at UEDIN.  I am a member of Work Package 4, currently leading the LCS Recruitment Core Team and am…

Spotlight on Grampian

This month, we get to know the Grampian centre behind EPAD. The Grampian (that is in North East Scotland!) EPAD trial delivery centre enrolled its first research participant in May 2018. The small but efficient team of six led by Dr. Alasdair Lawrie (principal investigator of EPAD in Grampian) had recruited 22 participants in the…

Interview with Alejandro Laquidain

Alejandro Laquidain is one of the more than 200 Spanish research participants of the EPAD project recruited within the research center of the Pasqual Maragall Foundation (Barcelona, Spain), the Barcelonaβeta Brain Research Center (BBRC). What motivates you to be a research participant in a research project like EPAD? The volunteering proposal presented by the Pasqual…

EPAD turns four!

Another EPAD year has passed and we are proud to look back at a lot of successful deliveries and established relationships. To celebrate turning four, we look back at some of our key achievements of the past 12 months. January On 16th January, the EPAD Academy officially started its first activity by proposing online webinars…