ADDI launches new Workbench to foster greater global research innovation and accelerate breakthroughs in Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias

The Alzheimer’s Disease Data Initiative (ADDI) has launched its Alzheimer’s disease (AD) Workbench, a cloud-based platform for scientists to accelerate discoveries and innovations for AD and related dementias. ADDI is a new global effort that aims to advance AD innovation by connecting researchers with the data needed to generate insights and inform the development of improved…

New paper investigating the prediction of Alzheimer’s disease biomarker status

The EPAD team has published a new paper entitled “Prediction of Alzheimer’s disease biomarker status defined by the ‘ATN framework’ among cognitively healthy individuals: results from the EPAD longitudinal cohort study” in the journal Alzheimer’s Research Therapy. In this paper, authors from the University of Oxford and the Alzheimer Center Amsterdam tested the predictive utility of…

The Alzheimer’s Disease Data Initiative supports EPAD

The Alzheimer’s Disease Data Initiative (ADDI) aims to move Alzheimer’s disease (AD) innovation further and faster by connecting researchers with the data they need to generate insights to inform development of new, better treatments and diagnostic tools for AD and related dementias. We are pleased that ADDI is supporting the EPAD project. In 2016, EPAD…

EPAD presents at the 30th Alzheimer Europe conference

The 30th Alzheimer Europe Conference (#30AEC) “Dementia in a changing world” was held online from 20-22 October 2020. Almost 800 participants, from 42 countries, attended the conference, which boasted 260 speakers and 100 poster presentations, sharing their research, projects and experiences in an atmosphere of collaboration and solidarity, against the backdrop of the global COVID-19…

Interview with Marta Milà Alomà

Could you tell us a bit about you and your work? My background lies in the fields of neurobiology and neuropsychology, and I am currently a PhD student at Barcelonabeta Brain Research Center. My research focuses on the study of fluid biomarker profiles in preclinical Alzheimer’s disease, as well as on the effect of modifiable…

Subject Enrolment in EPAD (SEEPAD) tool

The EPAD Registry was set up as an innovative framework to find participants for the EPAD studies from Parent Cohorts (PCs) across Europe. Making this work in practise has required the creation and optimisation of an array of software tools including the SEEPAD tool for monitoring the EPAD Registry workflows and recruitment (‘Subject Enrolment in…

New paper on the EPAD participant panel experience

On 15 October, a new paper entitled “Involving research participants in a pan-European research initiative: the EPAD participant panel experience” has been published in the journal Research Involvement and Engagement. One of the founding goals of the EPAD programme was to involve participants as research partners. EPAD set up a series of ‘participant panels’ in…

The EPAD project convenes an online GA meeting

On 30 September and 1 October, the European Prevention of Alzheimer’s Dementia (EPAD) project held its General Assembly meeting online. Chaired by Craig Ritchie and Serge Van der Geyten, the EPAD project coordinators, the online GA meeting welcomed over 100 delegates, including representatives from the 39 institutions and organisations that make up the EPAD consortium.…

EPAD publishes a new paper on cognitive dispersion

The EPAD team has published a new paper entitled “Cognitive Dispersion is not Associated with Cerebrospinal Fluid Biomarkers of Alzheimer’s Disease: Results from the European Prevention of Alzheimer’s Dementia (EPAD) v500.0 Cohort” in the journal of Alzheimer’s disease. Abstract: Background: Cognitive dispersion, variation in performance across cognitive domains, is posited as a non-invasive and cost-effective…