13th Annual FDA/ACT-AD Allies Meeting – Common Threads: Learning from the Related Dementias

February 3, 2021, 10:30 AM-2:30 PM

The Accelerate Cures/Treatments for All Dementias (ACT-AD) Coalition’s 13th virtual annual meeting will explore the current therapeutic and research landscape for Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias. The meeting will include presentations on cross-cutting issues between different forms of dementia. The meeting will also feature a forum for receiving updates on the National Institutes of Health’s investment in Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias, the therapeutic pipeline of dementia therapies, recent research on the molecular underpinnings of dementia, academia’s vascular dementia biomarker project, and industry perspectives. A series of expert presentations will be followed by robust discussions with leaders from the National Institute on Aging and the FDA’s Office of Neuroscience, world-leading dementia researchers and academics, and patient advocates.

Please note that this event is not open to the public and is by invitation only. If you have questions or wish to learn about ACT-AD sponsorship opportunities, contact Ryne Carney at [email protected].

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Steven Greenberg, M.D., Ph.D. (Link)

Dr. Greenberg, Professor of Neurology at Harvard Medical School, holds the John J. Conway Endowed Chair in Neurology, directs the Hemorrhagic Stroke Research Program, and is Vice-Chair for Faculty Development and Promotions at the Massachusetts General Hospital.

Suzana Petanceska, Ph.D. (Link)

Dr. Petanceska is a Director in the Office for Strategic Development and Partnerships within the Division of Neuroscience at the National Insitute on Aging.

Laurie Ryan, Ph.D. (Link)

Dr. Ryan is the Chief of the Clinical Interventions and Diagnostics Branch in the Division of Neuroscience at the National Institute on Aging.

Jeffrey Cummings, M.D., Sc.D. (Link)

Dr. Cummings is Founding Director of the Cleveland Clinic Lou Ruvo Center for Brain Health in Las Vegas, Nevada, and Professor of Medicine (Neurology), Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine of Case Western Reserve University.

David Bennett, M.D. (Link)

David A. Bennett, MD, is director of the Rush Alzheimer’s Disease Center and the Robert C. Borwell Professor of Neurological Sciences.