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In Denver or online, connect with NIA at AAIC 2021

Eliezer Masliah
Eliezer MASLIAH,
Director,
Division of Neuroscience (DN)
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It’s summer and that means once again the annual Alzheimer’s Association International Conference (AAIC) is around the corner. This year’s event will be a hybrid one, held in both Denver, Colorado, and online, July 26-30. While NIA staff will not be there in person, there will still be opportunities to meet and connect with us at the virtual NIA booth and to join us for our online presentations.

An exciting time for Alzheimer’s disease research

This has already been a very exciting year for Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias research. With the buzz of progress in the mountain air, participants will be able to engage with researchers, clinicians, advocates, and health care providers from across the globe to learn about discoveries that could lead to future breakthroughs in prevention, treatment, and diagnosis.

NIA staff will participate in several AAIC sessions, including the following, which will take place on Friday, July 30:

  • NIA-AA Symposium: IMPACT Embedded Pragmatic Clinical Trials for the Improvement of Care for People Living With Dementia and Their Care Partners
    • Part I: The NIA IMPACT Collaboratory: Using Embedded Pragmatic Clinical Trials to Improve Dementia Care, 8:00-9:15 a.m. MT
    • Part II: Are You Ready for a Pragmatic Trial? Implementation Considerations, 10:00-11:15 a.m. MT

Through these back-to-back virtual symposia presented by NIA and the Alzheimer’s Association, participants and NIA IMPACT Collaboratory staff will share key considerations in the design and conduct of embedded pragmatic clinical trials.

  • Examining Diversity, Recruitment and Retention: NIA-funded Programs and Tools for Implementation, 1:00-2:15 p.m. MT
    Holly Massett, Ph.D., senior advisor on clinical research recruitment and engagement in the NIA Division of Extramural Activities, will discuss new tools and resources for increasing diversity in Alzheimer’s and related dementias clinical trials.

NIA grantees in the AAIC spotlight

Researchers leading NIA-funded projects are among the plenary speakers. They will discuss topics including brain health, biomarkers, and innate immunity.

As other details were still unfolding as of the time of this post, be sure to follow NIA on Twitter for the latest information on NIA’s virtual booth and opportunities to chat with our staff. If you’re planning to attend, make sure to check out the AAIC website to register or track #AAIC21 for updates.

We look forward to catching up with you at AAIC 2021!

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