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P28. INTERDEM-Training and education of researchers

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Everything you ever wanted to know about career development

VERHEY Frans1, DE VUGT Marjolein1, DIAZ Ana2, CHATTAT Rabih3, KOOISTRA Minke4

1Alzheimer Centrum Limburg, Maastricht, Netherlands, 2Alzhiemer Europe, Luxembourg, Luxembourg, 3University of Bologna, Bologna, Italy, 4Alzheimer Nederland, Amersfoort, Netherlands

“Should I plan my future career step-by-step? Will I ever be able to make a switch from academia to another field? How do I combine my career with having a family? What about my options when I do not get (or do not want) all these big grants?”

For this workshop about career development we have invited a mix of established representatives working in the field of policy, clinic, company and academia (e.g. academia and non-academia). These speakers will tell you more about their own background, career path, choices they have made and challenges they have faced along the way. They bring some first-hand experience of all the choices and challenges faced by early stage researchers, as they all were once at the point that you are now. Note that this is an interactive workshop with room for personal input, so please feel free to send all your career-related questions in advance to, so we can tailor the content to your needs and expectations.

This seminar is organized for PhD students and post-docs attached to the INTERDEM Academy; interested researchers who are not part of this network are also welcomed. The INTERDEM Academy has been established in 2014, and it has been committed to stimulating the career development and capacity building of researchers in the area of psychosocial interventions and timely diagnosis in people with dementia, as well as supporting the pathway to senior academic posts in the INTERDEM network. The network has grown to around 200 early stage researchers. For questions regarding this seminar or INTERDEM Academy, please contact the executive office (



Last Updated: Tuesday 10 December 2019


  • Acknowledgements

    The 29th AE Conference in The Hague received funding under an operating grant from the European Union’s Health Programme (2014-2020). Alzheimer Europe and Alzheimer Nederlands gratefully acknowledge the support of all conference sponsors.
  • European Union
  • Roche