EPAD project launches an amyloid video

The European Prevention of Alzheimer’s Dementia (EPAD) project launched its second video about amyloid. This animation movie tries to explain what we currently understand about amyloid and how it relates to dementia. EPAD Research Participants may be invited to take part in a clinical trial if test results suggest abnormal levels of a protein called…

Interview about EPAD by Touch Neurology

On June 24-27, the third Congress of the European Academy of Neurology (EAN) took place in Amsterdam. The congress gathered more than 6,000 neurologists from all over Europe and the rest of the world. Our WP6 co-leader Sean Knox attended the event. He presented the EPAD project in a great interview with Touch Neurology. He…

CITA Foundation enrols its first participant

We are very pleased to announce that the EPAD LCS study is now recruiting volunteers in San Sebastian (Spain), which opened as a new EPAD Trial Delivery Center. This centre is the first wave 2 centres opened and few other will be following very soon. Aranzazu is the first participant enrolled in the EPAD project…

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 is acknowledged in a JAMA editorial

On 13 June, the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) published an editorial entitled “Brain Amyloid Pathology and Cognitive Function – Alzheimer Disease Without Dementia?”. This paper was written by Pieter Jelle Visser and Betty Tijms from the Maastricht University and the VU University Medial Center VUmc Amsterdam (the Netherlands). EPAD is acknowledged in…

Interview with the IMI Programme Office

The EPAD project has an ambitious goal – to revolutionise the way we carry out clinical trials for treatments designed to prevent Alzheirmer’s dementia. In a interview with the IMI Programme Office, project coordinators Craig Ritchie of the University of Edinburgh and Serge Van der Geyten of Janssen Pharmaceutical explain what the EPAD project has…

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,…