Billionaire philanthropist Bill Gates published a blog post on 2 April, in which he highlighted the importance of finding a workable method for diagnosing Alzheimer’s disease. He announced a new call for proposals for innovative research projects in this area.
Spain has outlined the content of its forthcoming National Alzheimer’s Plan 2019-2023. We congratulate the Ministry of Health, as well as our Spanish member associations, Confederación española de familiares de Alzheimer y otras demencias (CEAFA) and Fundación Alzheimer España.
Our #DementiaPledge2019 campaign is well underway. As at 30 April, 85 candidates had signed up to the Pledge. Of this number, 44 incumbent MEPs have signed up, 18 of whom are new members of the European Alzheimer’s Alliance. The Pledge campaign will run until 23 May.
The call for abstracts for the 29th Alzheimer Europe Conference (#29AEC) is now closed. Alzheimer Europe is delighted to have received 516 abstracts this year, exceeding any of our past conferences by some margin. These will be reviewed by the Programme Committee during the month of May.
Our small, dedicated team is delighted to welcome two new colleagues - Aideen O’Brien and Angela Bradshaw. Aideen is providing administrative support to the team and Angela is collaborating on the VirtualBrainCloud and NEURONET projects.
This newsletter received funding under an operating grant from the European Union’s Health Programme (2014-2020).
The content of this newsletter represents the views of the author only and is his/her sole responsibility; it cannot be considered to reflect the views of the European Commission and/or the Consumers, Health, Agriculture and Food Executive Agency or any other body of the European Union. The European Commission and the Agency do not accept any responsibility for use that may be made of the information it contains.