Highlights 2017

    With the beginning of this new year, the EPAD project is celebrating it’s 3rd 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. We are looking forward to doing even better this year! Wishing you all…

EPAD presented at the Alzheimer Europe Academy

On 5 and 6 December 2017, Alzheimer Europe (AE) hosted its third annual Alzheimer’s Association Academy in Brussels, Belgium. The meeting was attended by 49 participants including representatives from AE member organisations, national Alzheimer associations and company. There were 14 expert speakers on the packed agenda. The two-day Academy was a highly interactive event, with lots of…

The Scottish Dementia Research Consortium is looking for members

Our project leader Professor Craig Ritchie (pictured) is the new Chair of the Scottish Dementia Research Consortium (SDRC). SDRC is a membership based organisation which aims to support the development and expansion of high quality, co-ordinated, collaborative dementia research throughout Scotland. On 29 November, Alzheimer Scotland published an article on its website entitled “Help shape…

EPAD opens six new study sites

The European Prevention of Alzheimer’s Dementia Consortium (EPAD) is recruiting research participants at six new sites, bringing the total to ten centres in six European countries. People in France, the Netherlands, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland and UK can now take part in the study, which aims to develop tests to identify early signs of Alzheimer’s disease…

APM Awards 2017

The Association for Project Management (APM) was formed in 1972, with the mission to “Inspire communities to deliver meaningful change for societal benefit by advancing the art, science, theory and practice of project management”. This award-winning association has over 23,000 individual and 570 corporate members making it the largest professional body of its kind in…

Members of the EPAD communication team meet to update the project’s communication strategy

On 20 November, members of the EPAD WP6 communication team held a one day meeting in Amsterdam to update the communication plan for the final two years of the project. The team discussed the updated project’s communication strategy, focus plan and activities for 2018-2019. The participants started to review the communication activities undertaken from 2015-2017.…

Interview with Lea ter Meulen

What is your current role in EPAD? I wear two hats within EPAD. Firstly I work for WP3, which is led by Pieter Jelle Visser at VUmc and Gerald Luscan at Pfizer. Together with a great team of colleagues, I’m involved in the process of informing new cohorts and getting them connected to the Registry.…