Alzheimer’s Research Breakthroughs to be Unveiled at International Conference

The Alzheimer’s Association International Conference on Alzheimer’s Disease (AAICAD) 2011, the world’s leading forum on dementia research, begins this weekend in Paris, France. As a supporter of the Alzheimer’s Association, we want you to be among the first to know about the groundbreaking news emerging from this prestigious gathering.

Held on an annual basis, this conference serves as a catalyst for new knowledge about dementia and fosters a vital, collegial research community. The content presented at AAIC is created by researchers for their peers, serving to advance the areas of dementia science that are critical to the success of the field and the discovery of scientific breakthroughs leading to methods of prevention, treatment, and ultimately, a cure for Alzheimer’s disease.

From July 16-21, nearly 5,000 researchers will share knowledge, thought and theory with their peers in Paris. Each day will feature the release of results of Alzheimer’s disease studies and trials completed within the past year. To stay up to date on the latest news from the conference, visit alz.org/ICAD to read summaries, watch expert analysis and view photos.

This year also marks an important transition: As the event begins on July 16, the Alzheimer’s Association International Conference on Alzheimer’s Disease will formally change in name and logo to the Alzheimer’s Association International Conference (AAIC). Since 2000, the Alzheimer’s Association has been a major part of making this conference possible. In 2008, the Association acquired the conference, assuming full responsibility for its production. This change will clearly state the Association as the responsible party and conference host.

We look forward to sharing Alzheimer’s research updates from the conference with you during the coming week.