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PL4. Care today, cure tomorrow – Identifying current and future research priorities

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FRÖLICH Lutz, HOLTEL Andreas, HOLMEROVÁ Iva, JANSEN Sabine, MEULIEN Pierre, ROCHFORD-BRENNAN Helen, TESCHAUER Winfried, VERNOOIJ-DASSEN Myrra

In the Paris (2006) and Glasgow (2013) Declarations, Alzheimer Europe and its national member organisations called for an increase in funding for dementia research at national and European level, for greater coordination of research efforts and for improved collaboration between funding organisations and bodies.

The recognition of dementia as a public health and a research priority has progressed significantly in the past ten years which saw the adoption of a number of national dementia strategies as well as the increase in funding for dementia research and the development of pan-European research initiatives dedicated to dementia via the European Commission’s FP7 and Horizon2020 programmes, the Joint Programme for Neurodegenerative Disease Research (JPND) or the Innovative Medicines Initiative (IMI), a private-public partnership between the European Commission and EFPIA, the European Federation of Pharmaceutical Industries and Associations.

Despite these advances, dementia research funding still lags significantly behind other diseases and national and European funding programmes remain fragmented.

The aim of this round table is to discuss current and future research priorities and to contrast the views of people with dementia (Helen Rochford-Brennan, European Working Group of People with dementia), carers (Winfried Teschauer, Deutsche Alzheimer Gesellschaft), Alzheimer associations (Iva Holmerová, Alzheimer Europe), researchers (Lutz Frölich, European Alzheimer’s Disease Consortioum and Myrra Vernooij-Dassen, INTERDEM) and research funders (Stéphane Hogan, European Commission and Pierre Meulien, Innovative Medicines Initiative).

Moderated by Sabine Jansen, this round table discussion “Care today, cure tomorrow” will engage with the audience to see how research can speed up the development of better treatments in the future whilst improving the services, care and quality of life of people with dementia living today.

 

 
 

Last Updated: Tuesday 24 October 2017

 

 
 

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