Lyduine Collij, PhD student at the VU University Medical Center Amsterdam (VUmc, Netherlands), and Gemma Salvadó, PhD student at Barcelona Beta Brain Research Center (BBRC, Spain) have been awarded the Junior Faculty Award from the organizing committee of the 15th International Conference on Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s Diseases (AD/PD™).

The organizing committee of AD/PD™ 2021 has recognized the top junior and trainee abstract presenters with Junior Faculty Awards. Eligible candidates for the Junior Faculty Awards were graduate students (PhD, MD) or junior scientists up to five years after the doctorate degree (PhD, MD).

​Lyduine and Gemma received this award for their work entitled ‘’Visual assessment of [18F]flutemetamol PET images can detect early amyloid pathology and grade its extent”. This work was conducted within the AMYPAD project. The paper has recently been published in the European Journal of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging, you can find the full results here. Congratulations Lyduine, Gemma and all AMYPAD members who have collaborated in this work! Well-deserved!

Gemma will be presenting this work during the upcoming AD/PD™ conference on 12th March 2021. This year, AD/PD™ will be hosted as a fully online conference. The AD/PD™ 2021 virtual platform including presentations will become available for all registered attendees from the start of the meeting and will remain online for three months afterward.

We are very much looking forward to the conference and discussing our results!


AMYPAD Oral presentation at AD/PD™ 2021:

Friday, March 12th, 2021 (10-12am CET): Symposium “Amyloid, Tau and Synapse PET Imaging”

Gemma Salvadó ‘’Visual assessment of [18F]flutemetamol PET images can detect early amyloid pathology and grade its extent”

Please join the Live discussion for this session on March 12th at 4:30pm CET via the auditorium located in the main lobby of the virtual platform.


You can find more information about the conference here.

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