EU-FINGERS holds its General Assembly Meeting in Stockholm

21/11/2022

On 21-22 November, the JPND-funded project EU-FINGERS held its General Assembly Meeting in Stockholm, Sweden. The event allowed participants to meet in person for the first time since the project started in 2020. Chaired by Professor Miia Kivipelto, the event brought together more than 30 delegates from the EU-FINGERS transdisciplinary consortium counting 11 partners from 7 countries. EU-FINGERS is looking at the topics of brain health as people age and the reduction of risk factors related to Alzheimer’s disease and dementia. The project builds on the work of existing pioneering European intervention studies, and proposes a novel multimodal precision prevention toolbox to address the complex and heterogeneous nature of Alzheimer´s disease and dementia. Over two days, several sessions dedicated to the different work packages were held to discuss progress, ongoing activities and next steps. The General Assembly Meeting was a great occasion to exchange ideas and discuss important areas of collaboration moving forward. Alzheimer Europe (AE) is involved in the Patient and Public Involvement (PPI) activities of the project and in this context, has set up an Advisory Board to provide relevant input to the researchers from the perspective of people with Alzheimer’s disease across the disease continuum. AE is also co-leading the communication activities of the project. AE Director for Projects Dianne Gove and Project Officers Ana Diaz and Cindy Birck took part in the meeting. Ana Diaz presented the Public Involvement work with the EU-FINGERS Advisory Board and Cindy Birck presented the various communication tools and activities of the project. The EU-FINGERS project is supported by the Luxembourg National Research Fund (INTER/JPND/19/14012609) under the aegis of the EU Joint Programme - Neurodegenerative Disease Research (JPND) - http://www.jpnd.eu