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 pandemic. The three-day conference featured 24 parallel sessions and 6 special symposia on diverse topics for delegates to choose from.
NEURONET – Showcasing EU projects
Neuronet is a three-year coordination and support action that kicked off in March 2019. The aim of Neuronet is to set up an efficient platform to boost collaboration across research projects focusing on neurodegenerative diseases (ND), including but not limited to Alzheimer’s disease. Neuronet organised four parallel sessions at the 30th Alzheimer Europe conference. The goal of these sessions was to showcase the work of the IMI ND projects. The third session was entitled “Regulatory & HTA assesment: a critical step in delivering innovation for patient benefit”. During this session, Gill Farrar (GE Healthcare), Jacoline Bouvy (NICE) and Marco Viceconti (University of Bologna) illustrated how the AMYPAD, ROADMAP and Mobilise-D IMI projects are actively engaging with European regulators, to identify pathways for approval of neuroimaging and digital biomarkers.
In addition, Marthe Smedinga (RadboudUMC) showcased a poster, entitled “Should doctors offer biomarker testing to those with cognitive complaints who are afraid to develop Alzheimer’s dementia'”. You can download the poster here.
AMYPAD virtual booth
Lyduine Collij (VUmc) and Cindy Birck (Alzheimer Europe) represented AMYPAD at a branded virtual booth on the conference. They spoke about the AMYPAD background and aims of the project. An update on recruitment for both the diagnostic and prognostic study was presented, as well as the latest newsletter and the publications.
All delegates were invited to mark the dates of the next Alzheimer Europe Conference (#31AEC) in their calendars. “Building bridges” will take place in Bucharest, Romania from 29 November to 1 December 2021.
If you were at the conference “Dementia in a changing world” you have access to all on-demand videos until 31 December, 2020! If you didn’t get a chance to participate in the event, you can still register for the on-demand content for a small fee here.