Barcelona, international meeting point for research on Alzheimer’s dementia prevention

The European Prevention of Alzheimer’s Dementia (EPAD) is an initiative that groups together 36 academic research centres & universities, biotech & pharmaceutical companies and patient associations with the aim of establishing an infrastructure to facilitate clinical trials to prevent the onset of the disease.  The first volunteers, from Edinburgh and Barcelona, are currently being incorporated…

The University of Edinburgh is looking for an EPAD Neuroradiology Clinical Research Fellow

This is a unique opportunity for a future clinical academic neuroradiologist to gain research training experience while working on the neuroimaging data in the European Prevention of Alzheimer’s Dementia, EPAD research programme.  http://ep-ad.org You will be based in a world-leading Academic Neuroradiology Department (under Professor Joanna Wardlaw), partnering with the Centre for Dementia Prevention (CDP)…

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…