EPAD paper reviews effects of disclosing AD biomarker results to healthy individuals

Current Alzheimer’s disease (AD) research initiatives focus on cognitively healthy individuals with biomarkers that are associated with the development of AD. It is unclear whether biomarker results should be returned to research participants and what the psychological, behavioural and social effects of disclosure are. A systematic review by the European Prevention of Alzheimer’s Dementia (EPAD)…

EPAD conference held in Switzerland

On 10 November 2016, the European Prevention of Alzheimer’s Dementia (EPAD) initiative held a public conference in Geneva, Switzerland, in collaboration with Hôpitaux universitaires de Genève (HUG). Approximately 100 delegates attended the French and English-language conference, “Prévenir la maladie d’Alzheimer en Suisse – Un but atteignable“ (Preventing Alzheimer’s disease in Switzerland – A realistic goal).…

Interview with Karen Ritchie

What is your current role in EPAD? I am co-chair with Michael Ropacki of the Clinical and Cognitive Outcomes Scientific Advisory Group (CCO-SAG), which is part of WP1. I am also a member of the Epidemiology Advisory Group. The CCO-SAG includes leading neuropsychologists and neurologists from Europe and the USA, and our work has principally…

Interview with Sean Knox

What is your current role in EPAD? I am the industry co-lead for Work Package 6, together with Jean Georges from Alzheimer Europe. Work Package 6 is the communication and information dissemination engine of EPAD. Our primary purpose is to let the world know what EPAD is doing. Our audience is very broad, ranging from…

Our new sister project AMYPAD officially launches today

Today, our new sister project Amyloid imaging to prevent Alzheimer’s disease (AMYPAD) announces the launch of its novel research initiative, bringing together academic and private research partners to investigate the value of β-amyloid using positron emission tomography (PET) imaging as a diagnostic and therapeutic marker for Alzheimer’s dementia. Beta-amyloid (β-amyloid) deposition in the brain is…

Sister initiative IMI-Amypad looking for Postdoc

AMYPAD is a European project to establish the true value of amyloid PET in a diagnostic and prognostic setting (http://www.amypad.eu/). This 5-year project is a collaboration between industry (GEHC, Piramal, Janssen, Ixico) and academic partners funded by the IMI-2 program (total budget 27 million euro). Throughout Europe we will recruit 900 memory clinic patients and…

Interview with Shobha Dhadda

What is your current role in EPAD? I am one of the leaders of Work package 2 as well as a steering committee member. Work package 2 is responsible for creation of the disease models and adaptive design platform trial. In addition, I contributed to the development of proof of concept protocol with work package…

Interview with Brian Tom

What is your current role in EPAD? With Adrian Mander, I lead the Disease Modelling Workstream in WP2 (Statistical/Methodology Engine Room). Our principal task is to analyse, on an on-going basis, data arising from the EPAD Longitudinal Cohort Study and the EPAD Proof of Concept Trial in order to refine disease models across the EPAD…