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Annual Report 2009

Annual Reports


The speed at which action was taken to address Alzheimer’s disease at a European level during 2009 is nothing short of admirable, even inspirational. This action happily laid to rest my concern that the momentum built in 2008 at the French Presidency Conference on the fight against Alzheimer’s disease might be lost. Indeed, the exposure which Alzheimer’s disease received in the last 12 months has, to my mind, been completely unprecedented.

I believe many factors made this possible. One key element was the strong support from nearly 60% of MEPs for the European Parliament’s Written Declaration 80/2008 on the priorities against Alzheimer’s disease. The Declaration which was adopted in February by the European Parliament called on the European Commission to adopt a European Action Plan on Alzheimer’s disease. On behalf of all who work in this field, I would like to extend our deepest gratitude for the work of those MEPs who were the driving force behind this initiative and in particular, Françoise Grossetête, the Chairperson of the European Alzheimer’s Alliance.

The European Commission was swift to respond in July by adopting proposals to tackle Alzheimer’s disease, dementias and other neurodegenerative diseases and this received the support of the European Parliament in November. In December 2009 the Commission held discussions on how to proceed in their Alzheimer’s initiative and this impetus is ongoing. We look forward to continuing the good collaboration with the new Commissioner for Health, John Dalli who was appointed in November 2009.

Aside from launching the Written Declaration (above), the Alzheimer’s European Alliance hosted two lunch debates during 2009 in the European Parliament. These debates without a doubt have helped raise awareness of the issues surrounding dementia, especially when they can enjoy attendance levels of up to 60 people. Although some members of the Alliance did not return in the new Parliament, it was welcome news that some newly elected MEPs gave their commitment by becoming members of the Alliance.

As France illustrated in 2008, the Member State which holds the EU Presidency can also play a vital role in highlighting the need for action. Alzheimer’s disease was placed firmly on the European agenda during the Swedish Presidency Conference on Health and Dignified Ageing in September 2009. I would like to pay tribute to HM Queen Silvia of Sweden for sharing her experience of caring for her late mother who had dementia and highlighting the importance attitude plays if we wish to care for people with dementia with dignity.

For many years Alzheimer Europe has advocated the importance of national dementia plans so it is wholly encouraging that in 2009 not only was the English Dementia Strategy launched, but also that the Walloon Parliament adopted a resolution for the development of an Alzheimer’s plan and the Welsh Assembley announced its commitment to the development of a dementia strategy

Recognition of the contribution Alzheimer Europe can make to discussions on dementia was reflected in us being invited by the European Commission to sit on their Expert Group on Dementia and also to take part in the work of the steering committee for the Swedish Presidency Conference. I am thrilled that we, alongside our member organisations, are able to participate in these events and hope that this helps ensure that the needs of people with dementia and their carers are highlighted.

The highlight of Alzheimer Europe’s calendar is the annual conference and in 2009 this was no exception. Our 19 th conference, Stars for Help, was held in Brussels, Belgium at the end of May and it highlighted the advances that the European Union has made in its efforts to address Alzheimer’s disease.

Last year’s Dementia in Europe Yearbook presents the results of the Alzheimer Europe Lawnet project and provides detailed information on healthcare decision making for people with dementia by considering the legal systems in 31 European countries in areas such as consent, advance directives, access to information, diagnosis and end-of-life issues were all reflected upon throughout this project.

Our long-term overhaul of our communication strategy, which commenced in 2008, was completed in 2009 with the launch of the completely revised and updated Alzheimer Europe website. Whilst integrating the information from our original site, we have included new sections on ethics and policy developments and the website will be continually updated and enhanced. Our newsletter was published a record seven times during 2009, which sees us well on our way to our ultimate aim of achieving monthly issues. We were also able to publish two editions of the Dementia in Europe magazine, one of which included interviews with no less than 13 MEPs who reflected on the work carried out in the field of dementia of the outgoing Parliament and hopes for the 2009-2014 Parliament.

I cannot emphasis enough how deeply impressed I am by the commitment, dedication and continually high level of work which the small team at Alzheimer Europe achieves. I am grateful to the whole team Annette Dumas, Julie Fraser, Dianne Gove, Gwladys Guillory, Grazia Tomasini and, last but not least, Jean Georges.

This financial year proved to be challenging and yet our workplan was extensive. I am only too aware that this would have been impossible for us to carry out without once again receiving the support of the Luxembourg organisation (Association Luxembourg Alzheimer), which provides rent-free offices and also seconds Jean Georges to us. I am deeply grateful for the much needed and appreciated support from our sponsors from the public sector (The German Ministry of Health), foundations (Fondation Médéric Alzheimer) and the corporate sector (Elan, GlaxoSmithKline, Janssen-Cilag, Lilly, Lundbeck, Multimount, Novartis, Pfizer and Wyeth).

2009 marked my last full year as Chair of Alzheimer Europe and I would like to take this opportunity to sincerely thank all those who have made my task so enjoyable and satisfying and look forward to offering my wholehearted support to my successor in September 2010.

Maurice O’Connell
Chairperson


Executive Summary

In 2009, Alzheimer Europe

  • Continued its successful campaign to make dementia a European priority,
  • Campaigned for the adoption of Written Declaration 80/2008 which was supported by close to 60% of all MEPs and which called on the European Commission to develop a European Action Plan on Alzheimer’s disease,
  • Welcomed the launch by the European Commission of the Joint Programming Initiative to coordinate research activities to combat neurodegenerative diseases, in particular Alzheimer’s,
  • Supported the European Commission Communication on a European initiative on Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias which highlighted four areas for greater European collaboration on public health aspects,
  • Contributed to a workshop on Alzheimer’s disease and actively participated in the steering committee of the Swedish Presidency conference on health and dignified ageing in Stockholm,
  • Associated its member organisations in all its projects, activities and meetings and provided visibility to their activities in the AE newsletter, magazine and Internet,
  • Welcomed the Alzheimer associations of Croatia, Estonia and Slovenia as new associate members of the organisation,
  • Launched a completely revised website integrating the information contained in Alzheimer Europe previous sites (Alzheimer Europe, Dementia in Europe and conference website) into one,
  • Greatly extended and revised the information contained on the Alzheimer Europe website,
  • Published two editions of the Dementia in Europe magazine with a number of interviews with key European policy makers,
  • Sent out seven editions of its e-mail newsletter with policy and research updates,
  • Organised two successful lunch debates in the European Parliament which were hosted by Françoise Grossetête, MEP (France) and Frieda Brepoels, MEP (Belgium) which were dedicated to a discussion on the development of a European Alzheimer’s plan,
  • Carried out a detailed research on the national legislation from 31 European countries on healthcare and decision making which covered the issues of consent, advance directives, access to information and diagnosis and end-of-life issues,
  • Published the results of its healthcare and decision making project in the 2009 edition of the Dementia in Europe Yearbook,
  • Submitted the final reports of the work packages on prevalence and diagnosis and treatment of its European Commission financed project “European Collaboration on dementia – EuroCoDe”,
  • Estimated the number of people with dementia in the European Union to 7.3 million based on the EuroCoDe findings,
  • Saw the EuroCoDe findings on prevalence presented at the Alzheimer’s Association 2009 Internatiobnal Conference on Alzheimer’s disease (ICAD 2009) in Vienna and included as a reference on the European Commission website,
  • Received support from the German Health Ministry for the launch phase of a European Dementia Ethics Network, set up a European Advisory Goup and started a literature review of the ethical issues linked to assistive technologies,
  • Supported the positions of the European Patients’ Forum on cross-border healthcare, the clinical trial directive and the discussions on the use of animals in research,
  • Helped develop a Code of practice for the collaboration with pharmaceutical companies in the framework of its collaboration with the Working Party with Patient Organisations of the European Medicines Agency,
  • Continued as a member of the Alliance for MRI which resulted in the European Parliament supporting a derogation to the Electromagnetic Field Directive,
  • Received the support of 90 Members of the European Parliament who had either signed the Paris Declaration or become a member of the European Alzheimer’s Alliance before the June elections.
  • Formally reconstituted the European Alzheimer’s Alliance which counted 41 Members by the end of 2009.

Our strategic objectives

Making dementia a European priority and representing the interests of people with dementia and their carers

2009 proved to be a particularly successful year with regard to our campaign of making dementia a European priority and the different European institutions all approved key initiatives in response to the campaign which Alzheimer Europe successfully coordinated with its member organisations.

European Parliament Written Declaration

On 5 February, the European Parliament adopted Written Declaration 80/2008 on the priorities in the fight against Alzheimer’s disease in which Members of the European Parliament called on the European Commission and the Member States to recognise Alzheimer’s disease as a European public health priority and to develop a European Action Plan. According to this important call, the European Union should promote pan-European research and collaborate in order to improve early diagnosis and the quality of people with dementia and their carers. Furthermore, the Declaration explicitly recognises the important role of Alzheimer associations and asked for their activities to be supported. The Declaration was launched by MEPs Françoise Grossetête (France), John Bowis (United Kingdom), Katalin Lévai (Hungary), Jan Tadeusz Masiel (Poland) and Antonios Trakatellis (Greece) and received the support of 465 Members (or 59.24%) of the European Parliament from all 27 countries of the European Union and all political groups.

European Commission Initiatives

In July, the Commission responded to the Parliament Declaration and the call issued during the French Presidency of the European Union in 2008 by issuing two Communications:

  1. The Commission drafted a proposal for a council recommendation on measures to combat neurodegenerative diseases, in particular Alzheimer’s through joint programming of research activities which was to be based on a new concept of voluntary research collaboration. 11 Member States agreed to participate from the onset and collaborated throughout the year to develop the working methods and research agenda for such a Joint programming initiative.
  2. At the same time, the Commission issued a Communication on a European initiative on Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias. In this document, the Commission highlighted four areas where it felt Community action could be beneficial (1) Raising awareness of the importance of prevention and early intervention measures against dementia throughout the EU, (2) Improving how we understand dementia, (3) Sharing good practices with regard to diagnosis, treatment and financing of therapies and (4) Increasing the attention given to the rights of people with a cognitive deficit.

Both the European Parliament (12 November 2009), as well as the Economic and Social Committee (December 2009) welcomed the Commission initiatives and gave their support for greater European collaboration on dementia.

Swedish Presidency Conference on health and dignified ageing

Further evidence of dementia becoming a European priority was apparent when Sweden took on the European Presidency. Alzheimer’s disease continued to be on the European agenda with a Conference on health and Dignified Ageing being held from 15-16 September. Alzheimer Europe took part in the steering committee for the Conference preparations. A number of parallel workshops were organised during the conference with one focusing specifically on Alzheimer’s disease. This workshop was chaired by Florence Lustman, coordinator of the French Alzheimer’s Plan, with the participation of Nick Fahy, Head of Unit for Health Information at the European Commission, Sylvie Legrain, Professor of geriatrics at Hôpital Bretonneau and Jean Georges, Executive Director of Alzheimer Europe.

Involving and supporting national Alzheimer associations

Alzheimer Europe member organisations played a vital role in helping to secure support for Written Declaration 80/2008, contacting MEPs directly for their support. At the same time, national events of member organisations were given greater visibility by the attendance of some MEPs. Representatives from our member organisations participated in the lunch debates in the European Parliament.

The work of our members was reported on in our regular newsletter and also in the magazine. Aside from the magazine’s regular features in which members’ work is highlighted, a new feature on Living with dementia gave members the opportunity to give a voice to their members. In addition, a report on the feedback from members regarding the adoption of Written Declaration 80/2008 was included in the magazine.

Greater visibility of our members’ work was also achieved by dedicating new sections of our website to the members and by including contributions from them on various parts of the website.

As in previous years, Alzheimer Europe continued to collaborate with national and local Alzheimer’s associations in countries which were not yet represented by a full member organisation. In 2009, these contacts led to a closer collaboration with the Slovenian Alzheimer Association “Forget-me-not”, the Estonian Association of Alzheimer’s disease and the Alzheimer’s Disease Societies Croatia which were all granted provisional membership at the Annual General Meeting of Alzheimer Europe in May 2009.

Improving the information exchange between AE, its members and European structures

A new Alzheimer Europe website

Following on from the communication strategy overhaul which commenced in 2008, Alzheimer Europe launched its fully revised and updated website in October 2009. With a stronger corporate identity, this comprehensive website combines all Alzheimer Europe’s previous sites (Alzheimer Europe, Dementia in Europe and our conference website) into one. The highly user-friendly site includes new navigational aids (including a more comprehensive search function) to assist users to find appropriate information quickly. Information can be found on:

  • Alzheimer Europe – who, what and where we are
  • Dementia – the different types of dementia as well as easy to use A to Z list
  • Living with dementia – tips for living with dementia from a carer’s or person with dementia’s perspective
  • Policy in practice - the work of the European Alzheimer’s Alliance, developments on European action on dementia, Alzheimer Europe’s opinions on different issues as well as country comparisons
  • Ethics – discussions on some of the ethical issues which are at the core of caring for, and treating people with dementia. In addition, there is information on the newly-formed Ethics Network
  • Our Research – the results from our latest European Collaboration on Dementia project are available as are details of the Dementia Research Observatory which Alzheimer Europe is developing
  • Conferences – details of past, future and the forthcoming 20th Alzheimer Europe conference which will be held in Luxembourg
  • News – the most up to date information on Alzheimer’s disease and dementia as reported in the news
  • Publications – an e-shop with details on Alzheimer Europe’s yearbooks, Reports, Care Manual, Children’s Book, magazine and newsletter.

The Dementia in Europe Magazine and newsletter

Two issues of the Dementia in Europe magazine, which focuses on policy work in the field of dementia, were published during 2009 and due to demand, circulation was increased. The June issue had a special section dedicated to a reflection of the work on dementia carried out by the European Parliament over the last five years and also a look at hopes for the new Parliament. The aim of a monthly newsletter came closer to be realised with seven issues of the Alzheimer Europe newsletter being distributed throughout the year.

The 19th Alzheimer Europe Conference in Brussels

The 19th Alzheimer Europe conference held in Brussels, Belgium, and entitled “Stars for Help” took place from 28 to 30 May 2009 and was jointly organised by Alzheimer Europe and its Belgian member organisation “Ligue Nationale Alzheimer Liga”. Some 300 delegates (including people with dementia, carers, local, national and European policy makers and healthcare professionals) from over 20 countries participated in the meeting. It was also supported by the attendance of H.R.H. Princess Mathilde of Belgium, as well as Laurette Onkelinx, the Belgian Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Social Affairs and Public Health.

European Alzheimer’s Alliance lunch debates

The European Alzheimer’s Alliance was also active in hosting two lunch debates which provided the perfect opportunity for an exchance of information between Alzheimer Europe, its national member organisations and European policy makers.

On 3 March, Françoise Grossetête, MEP (France) and Chairperson of the European Alzheimer’s Alliance hosted a lunch debate entitled “Towards a European Action Plan on Alzheimer’s disease” to which Florence Lustman, the Coordinator of the French Alzheimer’s Plan and Antoni Montserrat, Policy Officer for neurological disorders at the European Commission contributed.

On 29 September, Frieda Brepoels, MEP (Belgium) hosted Alzheimer Europe’s 6 th lunch debate which was entitled “European Action on Alzheimer’s disease” at which Antoni Montserrat and Maria-José Vidal-Ragout from the European Commission were able to present the Commission’s plans with regard to the joint programming of research activities and the European Alzheimer’s Initiative.

Promoting best practice through the development of comparative surveys

Healthcare and decision making in dementia

The publication of Yearbooks was an integral part of our EuroCoDe project and the aim of these yearbooks was to compare the situation of people with dementia and their carers in the different Member States of the European Union, as well as in Iceland, Norway, Switzerland and Turkey. The Yearbooks published as part of the EuroCoDe project thus provided detailed information on the availability and reimbursement of anti-dementia drugs, the prevalence of dementia, the provision of home care care and a description of social support systems.

Due to the great interest generated by these yearbooks and the positive echo provided by policy makers, researchers and Alzheimer associations, Alzheimer Europe decided to continue this type of publication despite the end of the EuroCoDe project.

In 2009, Alzheimer Europe decided to revisit the findings of the Alzheimer Europe “Lawnet” project which was carried out in 1998 and 1999 and which resulted in the production of national reports on the legal rights of people with dementia, as well as recommendations on how to improve the legal rights and protection of adults with incapacity due to dementia.

The focus of the 2009 project was on healthcare and decision making and the 31 national reports provide information on the legal systems in the studied countries with regard to consent, advance directives, access to information and diagnosis and end-of-life issues for people with dementia.

The reports were published in the 2009 Dementia in Europe Yearbook-.

European Collaboration on Dementia

The three-year European Commission financed European Collaboration on Dementia (EuroCoDe) project came to an end in 2008. The project, coordinated by Alzheimer Europe, brought together over 40 researchers from 20 different European countries. The results were published in the 2008 Dementia in Europe Yearbook, including:

  • Recommendations and examples of good practioce in the provision of social support to people with dementia and their carers,
  • A report on the socio-economic impact of dementia,
  • European guidelines on psychosocial interventions and a
  • A report on risk factors and prevention.

In 2009, the final report and documents were submitted to the European Commission in 2009 and two additional EuroCode reports were finalised and included on the Alzheimer Europe website:

  • A guideline on the diagnosis and treatment of dementia and,
  • A review of the prevalence of dementia in Europe.

Also, the report on the socio-economic impact of dementia was updated to take into account the new prevalence findings.

The findings of the EuroCoDe prevalence group headed by Dr Emma Reynish were presented on 13 July at the Alzheimer’s Association 2009 International Conference on Alzheimer’s disease (ICAD 2009) in Vienna and chosen as a media story by the conference organisers resulting in great media coverage of the new EuroCoDe prevalence figures which showed that age-specific prevalence rates were higher than previously document in the female “oldest old” age groups rising to close to 50% in those over 95 years. On the basis of these new findings, Alzheimer Europe estimates the numbers of people with dementia in the European Union to 7.3 million. These figures were welcomed by the European Commission as a reference and included on the Commission website.

European Dementia Ethics Network

In 2008, Alzheimer Europe started discussions with representatives of the German Health Ministry on the feasability of a European Dementia Ethics Network. These discussions continued in 2009 and on 23 September 2009, Ulla Schmidt, Federal Minister for Health, announced the support of her ministry to the initiative and the allocation of a grant of EUR 60,000.

Thanks to the support of the German Ministry, Alzheimer Europe was able to start the implementation phase of such a network and was able to seet up a European Advisory Group for the project, to establish a web presence for the project and carry out a literature review of the ethical issues linked to assistive technologies.

The steering committee of the project was constituted by: Prof François Blanchard (University of Reims and Coordinator of the French Ethics Network), Christian Berringer (German Ministry of Health), Jean Georges (Alzheimer Europe), Dianne Gove (Project Manager, Alzheimer Europe), Sabine Jansen (German Alzheimer Association), Cornelia Reitberger (German Ministry of Health), Matthias von Schwanenflügel (German Ministry of Health) and Sigurd Sparr (Norwegian Alzheimer Association).

Developing policy statements

While the focus of the organisation was primarily on its campaign towards the establishment of a European Alzheimer’s Iniatitive, Alzheimer Europe also contributed to a number of other policy initiatives through its membership of the European Patient’ Forum, in particular the directive on the application of patients’ rights in cross-border healthcare, the Commission consultation on tackling health inequalities, the clinical trial directive and the discussions on the use of animals in clinical research.

On the pharmaceutical package and the issue of information on prescription medicines, Alzheimer Europe continued supporting the development of a comprehensive information strategy to diversify the sources of information for patients on available medicines, as well as a continued ban on direct to consumer advertising by pharmaceutical companies.

Alzheimer Europe also continued its collaboration with the Alliance for MRI which called for a derogation for MRI from the scope of the Electromagnetic Field Directive. The campaign of the Alliance was endorsed by a number of key Members of the European Parliament and resulted in the European Parliament supporting such a derogation.

In the framework of the Working Party with patient organisations of the European Medicines Agency, Alzheimer Europe collaborated with other patient organisations and helped develop a Code of practice for the collaboration with pharmaceutical companies which was approved by the Alzheimer Europe Board in May 2009.

Developing strategic partnerships

European Alzheimer’s Alliance

The European Alzheimer’s Alliance, set up and supported by Alzheimer Europe and comprised of Members of the European Parliament with an interest in dementia continued to be a key ally of the organisation in its campaign to make dementia a European priority. Chaired by Françoise Grossetête, MEP (France), the Alliance had been able to gather the support of 90 Members of the European Parliament by the end of the Parliamentary mandate with all seven political groups represented, as well as 22 out of 27 Member States of the European Union. 50 of these supporters were duly reelected as Members of the European Parliament during the June elections and Alzheimer Europe continued its collaboration with these MEPs.

The European Alzheimer’s Alliance was formally reconstituted after the European Parliament elections with Françoise Grossetête, MEP (France) continuing as Chairperson. She was joined by her colleagues Frieda Brepoels, MEP (Belgium) Brian Crowley, MEP (Ireland) and Dagmar Roth-Behrendt, MEP (Germany). By the end of the year, 41 Members of the European Parliament had either joined or confirmed their commitment to the European Alzheimer’s Alliance.

European Patients’ Forum

As in previous years, Alzheimer Europe collaborated with the European Patients’ Forum and supported the majority of the organisation’s policy and project statements. Representatives of Alzheimer Europe also participated in the Annual General Meeting of the organisation.


Annex 1: Meetings attended by AE representatives

Date

Meeting

Location

14 January

Visual Online

Luxembourg, Luxembourg

14 January

European Patients Forum

Brussels, Belgium

16 January

Binsfeld Live

Luxembourg, Luxembourg

20 January

EFPIA

Brussels, Belgium

20 January

Exhibition “The Mound of Remembrance and Reconciliation” in the European Parliament

Brussels, Belgium

21 January

European Parliamentary assistants

Brussels, Belgium

26 January

Visual Online

Luxembourg, Luxembourg

29 January

European Commission Meeting on the Pact for Mental Health

Brussels, Belgium

30 January

Pfizer and Easai

London, United Kingdom

6 February

Health Editorial Board of the European Commission

Luxembourg, Luxembourg

9 February

EFPIA Think Tank

Brussels, Belgium

9-11 February

Meeting with Polish Organisation

Brussels, Belgium

12 February

19 th AE Conference Organising Committee

Brussels, Belgium

17 February

European Voice Health Check Debate

Brussels, Belgium

17-18 February

Consent in Dementia Conference

Belfast, United Kingdom

19-23 February

Greek Alzheimer Conference

Thessaloniki, Greece

2-3 March

Alzheimer Europe Board meeting

Brussels, Belgium

3 March

Alzheimer Europe lunch debate in the European Parliament

Brussels, Belgium

4 March

Organising Committee of the 19 th Alzheimer Europe Conference

Brussels, Belgium

5 March

Binsfeld

Luxembourg, Luxembourg

7 March

King Baudouin Foundation

Brussels, Belgium

9 March

Visual Online

Luxembourg, Luxembourg

12 March

EuropaBio Patient Advocacy Group Meeting

Brussels, Belgium

13 March

Assistant of MEP Jan Tadeusz Masiel

Brussels, Belgium

17 March

European Expert Panel on Dementia with the European Commission

Luxembourg, Luxembourg

18 March

Novartis workshop

Brussels, Belgium

19 March

Organising Committee of the 19 th Alzheimer Europe Conference

Brussels, Belgium

20 March

Binsfeld

Luxembourg, Luxembourg

25 March

European Commission Conference on the outcomes of the Pharmaceutical Forum

Brussels, Belgium

26 March

European Patient’s Forum general assembly meeting

Brussels, Belgium

30 March

Health Advisory Board of GlaxoSmithKline

London, United Kingdom

1 April

Binsfeld

Luxembourg, Luxembourg

3 April

Dementia Ethics Network

Luxembourg, Luxembourg

16 April

Petra Wilcon from Cisco

Luxembourg, Luxembourg

20-21 April

Recognition programme

Barcelona, Spain

24 April

Lukas Pfister of MSD

Brussels, Belgium

28 April

Preparatory Meeting of Swedish Presidency Conference on Healthy and Dignified Ageing

Stockholm, Sweden

30 April

Organising Committee of 19 th Alzheimer Europe Conference

Brussels, Belgium

5-6 May

Peer Review organised by the European Commission

Paris, France

7 May

Binsfeld

Luxembourg, Luxembourg

17 May

Visual Online

Luxembourg, Luxembourg

18 May

A. Montserrat from the European Commission

Brussels, Belgium

19 May

A Chidgey and V Combe of the Alzheimer’s Society (UK)

Brussels, Belgium

25 May

Eurodis

Brussels, Belgium

28 May

Alzheimer Europe Board meeting

Brussels, Belgium

29-30 May

Alzheimer Europe’s 19 th Annual Conference

Brussels, Belgium

2 June

Baxter

Vienna, Austria

24-26 June

Lilly, caregiver interventions meeting

Barcelona, Spain

2-3 July

European summer school on health law and bioethics, University of Toulouse

Toulouse, France

5-7 July

Conference of the International Association of Gerontology

Paris, France

8 July

INTERDEM

Paris, France

18 August

Andrew Ketteringham from the Alzheimer’s Society (UK)

Brussels, Belgium

20 August

Ruth Bosworth, Pfizer

London, United Kingdom

1 September

Meeting of the GSK Health Advisory Board

London, United Kingdom

1 September

Parliament Magazine Swedish Presidency Reception

Brussels, Belgium

2 September

Environment Committee Meeting, European Parliament

Brussels, Belgium

2 September

Employment and Social Affairs Committee, European Parliament

Brussels, Belgium

3 September

Industry and Research Committee, European Parliament

Brussels, Belgium

7 September

AE Staff Meeting

Luxembourg, Luxembourg

14-16 September

Facing the future, Dementia Services Development Centre

York, United Kingdom

15-16 September

EU Presidency Conference on Healthy and Dignified Ageing

Stockholm, Sweden

22 September

EFPIA Think Tank

Brussels, Beligum

23 September

European Dementia Ethics Network

Berlin, Germany

28 September

AE Board Meeting

Brussels, Belgium

28 September

Meeting with AE sponsors

Brussels, Belgium

29 September

European Parliament lunch debate “European Action on Dementia”

Brussels, Belgium

30 September

Liisa Jaakonsaari, MEP (Finland)

Brussels, Belgium

30 September

Philippe Lamberts, MEP (Belgium)

Brussels, Belgium

2 October

Luxembourg Ministry of Family

Luxembourg, Luxembourg

6 October

Towards a new ageing vision: the role of ICT in business and industry

Brussels, Belgium

7 October

Launch of AGE publication to promote ageing well in the European Union

Brussels, Belgium

13 October

Alliance for MRI

Brussels, Belgium

14 October

European Economic and Social Committee on the European Commission Alzheimer’s Initiative

Brussels, Belgium

15 October

Eli Lilly

Brussels, Belgium

29-30 October

Alzheimer Portugal’s meeting on a Portuguese Alzheimer Plan

Lisbon, Portugal

3 November

EFPIA/parliament magazine – Towards a healther Europe

Brussels, Belgium

3 November

Parliament Magazine Hearing “Towards a healthier Europe”

Brussels, Belgium

10 November

Alzheimer’s in Europe – The opportunities of Joint Programming, European initiatives and Danish research

Brussels, Belgium

17 November

Binsfeld

Luxembourg, Luxembourg

18 November

GSK

London, United Kingdom

19 November

Recognition Programme Meeting

London, United Kingdom

19 November

EFPIA Think Tank

Brussels, Belgium

20 November

Binsfeld

Luxembourg, Luxembourg

27 November

Europabio

Brussels, Belgium

30 November

Novartis

Luxembourg, Luxembourg

2 December

20 th Anniversary Meeting of the German Alzheimer’s Association

Berlin, Germany

2 December

Meeting with representative of Bayer Healthcare

Berlin, Germany

4 December

Meeting with Binsfeld

Luxembourg, Luxembourg

7 December

Alzheimer Europe Board Meeting

Brussels, Belgium

9 December

Preparatory Meeting for Belgian Presidency Conference on AD

Brussels, Belgium

10 December

Symposium on “Living by proxy”

Reims, France

14 December

European Commission Preparatory Meeting – Joint Action on dementia

Luxembourg, Luxembourg

16 December

France Alzheimer Meeting

Toulouse, France

 

 
 

Last Updated: mardi 11 janvier 2011

 

 
 

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