National Institutes of Health 2018 Alzheimer's Disease Research Summit
n4a staff attended the National Institutes of Health's (NIH) third Alzheimer's Disease Research Summit recently at NIH headquarters in Bethesda, Maryland. Building upon prior NIH Alzheimer's disease research summits held in 2012 and 2015, this year's summit served as a strategic planning meeting to support the implementation of the first goal of the National Plan to Address Alzheimer's: to treat and prevent Alzheimer's disease by 2025.
The Research Summit's goal is to refine, based on the most current research, an updated research agenda that will address current gaps and identify a strategy to treat Alzheimer's for individuals at all stages of the condition. The Research Summit brought together leading researchers, innovators and advocates from various sectors, including academia, pharmaceutical industry, foundations, non-profit organizations and government. Following the Research Summit, a select group of experts and NIH staff will convene to finalize recommendations made during the Summit, which will serve as a base for future research priorities.
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