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Conference to Develop Revised Diagnostic Criteria for MCI and Dementia

Monday, June 15, 2009

The Division of Neuroscience (DN) convened an advisory workshop on June 15, 2009 in Bethesda, MD to examine the current state of knowledge on early diagnosis of MCI and dementia and methods to differentiate Alzheimer’s disease from other dementing illnesses. Approximately 20 experts in the field participated in a roundtable discussion to examine the evidence and made recommendations as to the timing and organization of an advisory conference on revising the criteria for AD diagnosis. Discussion topics included clinical methods, neuropsychological testing, and the use of imaging and fluid biomarkers in the differential diagnosis of MCI, AD and other dementias of the aging.

Dr. Creighton Phelps