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,…

Interview with Judi Syson

What is your current role in EPAD? I’m the International Coordinator for WP4 (EPAD cohort and proof of concept studies) based at the University of Edinburgh with Professor Craig Ritchie. I also represent WP4 on the Clinical Development Group as the Operational Manager. The roles involve working with the Trial Delivery Centres to get them…

15 January 2016: EPAD turns one today!

January 15th marked the first anniversary of the official launch of the European Prevention of Alzheimer’s Dementia (EPAD) Initiative in Paris. To celebrate turning one, we look back at some of our key achievements of the past 12 months. March On 19 March, the Innovative Medicines Initiative (IMI) launched its Alzheimer’s Disease Research Platform, with…

First EPAD publication is out in The Lancet Psychiatry!

Development of interventions for the secondary prevention of Alzheimer’s dementia: the European Prevention of Alzheimer’s Dementia (EPAD) project Summary Alzheimer’s dementia affects more than 40 million people worldwide with substantial increases in prevalence anticipated. Interventions that either modify risk or reduce the development of early disease could delay the onset of dementia or reduce the…

EPAD Ambassador Craig Ritchie travels Down Under to disseminate EPAD’s rationale and gain Aussie support

On October 14th 2015, Craig Ritchie gave the Wicking Trust Public Lecture in Melbourne which is attended by various representatives of leading research bodies, policy think tanks, care providers, consumers and carers. One of his primary goals while there is to share information about EPAD and hopefully enlist support and involvement in the EPAD project…