Twelfth edition of Barcelona-Pittsburgh Conference on Dementias


From May 20th to 22nd, the Barcelona-Pittsburgh Biennial Conference will be held in Barcelona, ​​organized by Fundació ACE and the ADRC of the University of Pittsburgh.

The current edition, number 12 since the project began in 1998, will focus on the latest advances in treatment and biomarkers.

The program will start with two workshops, taught by internationally renowned experts, on ethical aspects of the diagnosis of dementia and on behavioral disorders of the person with dementia.

The current edition of the conference will place special emphasis on the emergence of Alzheimer's Disease blood markers and the development of monitoring techniques for TAU protein deposition in the brain.

The event will be attended by representatives of the most important clinical trials at the moment. The most relevant projects in the field of dementia promoted by the European Commission will also be presented, through the European Innovative Medicines (IMI) initiative.

Finally, the program proposes holding of two round tables on advances in genetic research. One of them will be exclusively dedicated to the CHARGE consortium on the occasion of the tenth anniversary of the realization of the first Alzheimer's meta-GWAS in history. 


About the Barcelona-Pittsburgh Conference

Fundació ACE – Barcelona Alzheimer Treatment & Research Center and the Alzheimer Research Center de la Universidad de Pittsburgh School of Medicine organize the Barcelona-Pittsburgh Conference biennially.

These two institutions have worked since 1998 to offer a quality conference, which responds to the objectives that have already been proposed since the first edition: gather a panel of speakers of recognized national and international scientific prestige, develop a program that is new, attractive and create an interactive space in relation to clinical and applied neurosciences, with the ultimate goal of benefiting affected people and their families.

Throughout these years, the Barcelona-Pittsburgh Conference has established itself as a benchmark meeting in the world of dementia research.

This conference is aimed not only at specialists in neuroscience, but also at all professionals related to dementia, both in their medical and socio-health aspects.

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