Connecting European Neuroscience

The Brain Conference: Understanding and targeting Alzheimer's disease

May 5th, 2019 to May 8th, 2019
Rungstedgaard, North Of Copenhagen, Denmark

Brain Disorders, Brain Research, Dementia & Cognition

About the Event

Dementia poses one of the largest health and economic problems in the world with over 50 million people worldwide living with dementia, no disease modifying treatments available, and numbers set to dramatically increase as our population ages. Neuroscience research has the real potential to change this bleak future and develop effective ways to prevent or treat the diseases that cause dementia. Three of our current grand challenges towards this goal are to understand why certain brain regions are susceptible to the accumulation of pathology and neurodegeneration early in Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias, how pathologies then spread from these vulnerable regions to damage the rest of the brain, and finally how risk factors like ApoE modulate disease progression.

In this meeting, we will address the best way to move forward as a field in addressing these knowledge gaps with an emphasis on the emerging data in the field implicating non-neuronal contributors to disease risk and regional vulnerability. The latest clinical trials and the requirement of biomarkers for early risk assessment will be discussed on the background of our understanding of disease mechanisms. The meeting will end with a podiums discussion on the pros and cons of the amyloid cascade hypothesis.


- Christian Haass (LMU Munich & German Center for Neurodegenerative Diseases, Germany)

- Beth Stevens (Harvard Medical School, USA)

Applications are now open.

    •                        Early application deadline1 February 2019
  •                        Regular application deadline27 February 2019

For detailed information and the online application form, please visit the dedicated Brain Conference page.


Mihaela Vincze
Brain Conferences Coordinator

T: +32 2 545 04 06


11 Rue d' Egmont, 1000 - Brussels, Belgium


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