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National Institute on Aging (NIA)<http://www.nia.nih.gov/>
For Immediate Release: Thursday, March 11, 2021
CONTACT: NIA Office of Communications and Public Liaison, 301-496-1752, <e-mail:NIAPressTeam@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
NIH VIRTUAL SUMMIT TO SHOWCASE ADVANCES IN ALZHEIMER’S RESEARCH
Hear from researchers about the latest progress, plans, and promise for treatments and prevention
WHAT: With recent dramatic increases in funding and progress, including a drug in the news for possible approval, the promise of Alzheimer’s disease research has never been more exciting.
Join NIH and other expert scientists to learn about the current state of Alzheimer’s disease research at the virtual 2021 NIH Alzheimer's Research Summit: Path to Precision Medicine for Treatment and Prevention. During the four-day summit, April 19-22, participants will share scientific advances made toward NIH’s comprehensive research milestones, highlighting key gaps and opportunities for the future of Alzheimer’s research. NIH Director, Dr. Francis Collins will provide opening remarks.
The summit agenda is organized around seven themes:
--Deconstructing Disease Complexity: From Populations to Single Cells, from Genes to Multiscale Models
--Enabling Infrastructure and Incentives to Improve Research Rigor, Reproducibility and Translatability
--Accelerating Therapy Development: Open Science from Targets to Trials
--Diversifying the Therapeutic Pipeline to Develop Precision Medicines
--Emerging Biomarkers Landscape
--Advancing Drug Repurposing and Combination Therapy Development
--Understanding the Impact of the Exposome on Brain Health to Advance Disease Prevention
The event will include discussion on the development of a diverse translational workforce, increasing diversity in clinical trials, and strategies to promote open science practices and accelerate the development of affordable medicines. A global audience of researchers and the public will have opportunities to contribute to the dialogue.
WHEN/WHERE: NIH Videocast <https://videocast.nih.gov/>, April 19-22, 2021, 10 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. ET. Registration <https://web.cvent.com/event/663f4cb4-6565-4b39-b5a9-405eca7f5db3/summary> is free and open to the public.
--Richard J. Hodes, M.D., NIA Director
--Marie A. Bernard, M.D., NIA Deputy Director
--Eliezer Masliah, M.D., NIA Division of Neuroscience Director
--Suzana Petanceska, Ph.D., Office for Strategic Development and Partnerships Director, NIA Division of Neuroscience
--Laurie Ryan, Ph.D., Clinical Interventions and Diagnostics Branch Chief, NIA Division of Neuroscience
CONTACT: To schedule interviews with NIA experts, contact the NIA Office of Communications and Public Liaison, (301) 496-1752, NIAPressTeam@xxxxxxxxxxxx.
About the National Institute on Aging (NIA): NIA leads the U.S. federal government effort to conduct and support research on aging and the health and well-being of older people. Visit the NIA website for information about a range of aging topics in English < https://www.nia.nih.gov/>and Spanish < https://www.nia.nih.gov/espanol>. Learn more about age-related cognitive change and neurodegenerative diseases via its Alzheimer's and related Dementias Education and Referral (ADEAR) Center website < https://www.nia.nih.gov/health/alzheimers>. Stay connected with NIA < https://www.nia.nih.gov/about/stay-connected>!
About the National Institutes of Health (NIH): NIH, the nation's medical research agency, includes 27 Institutes and Centers and is a component of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. NIH is the primary federal agency conducting and supporting basic, clinical, and translational medical research, and is investigating the causes, treatments, and cures for both common and rare diseases. For more information about NIH and its programs, visit <www.nih.gov>.
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