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The student experience at AAIC

Experience it all at AAIC! Learn about the latest in dementia research, network with the world's leading Alzheimer's experts and meet other students like yourself — all during the course of one conference.

Students may now register at a significant discount.

Enhance your experience – join ISTAART

Students are invited to join the Alzheimer's Association International Society to Advance Alzheimer's Research and Treatment (ISTAART), a professional society designed to create a year-round link between individuals interested in dementia science and care. Select Student Membership +PLUS during registration to add one year of ISTAART membership onto your conference admission.

Student and postdoc lounge

Need to get away from it all? Join other students and postdocs for some much-needed down time, refreshments and all-important networking. In addition, "Meet the Expert" events will be held in the lounge throughout the conference.

Science Social Hour

Saturday, July 23: 6 – 8 p.m., Fairmont Royal York, Salon 1

Join us Saturday evening for an event focused on mixing established investigators and early career scientists in an informal environment, with an opportunity to hear the latest research findings from Alzheimer's Association funded investigators. A RSVP link will be available in the upcoming weeks.

Early Career Mentoring Breakfast

Monday, July 25: 7 – 8:15 a.m., Intercontinental Toronto Ballroom

Join us for a breakfast event that allows for early career professionals to engage with established investigators in small groups. This event is coordinated in conjunction with the Alliance of Women Alzheimer’s Researchers (AWARE) Professional Interest Area (PIA) through the International Society to Advance Alzheimer’s Research and Treatment (ISTAART). Note: space for this event is limited and RSVP will be required, as it is meant to foster small group discussion and mentorship. A RSVP link will be available in the upcoming weeks.

Early Career Networking Reception

Wednesday, July 27: 6 – 8 p.m., Westin Harbor Castle Toronto, Harbor Room

Join us the final evening of AAIC for a reception for early career professionals to network with one another as well as with funding agencies from around the world, and discuss the week's activities. One of the most popular events at AAIC, this reception always features a large crowd of new and old friends. A RSVP link will be available in the upcoming weeks.

AAIC student and post-doc poster competition

Competitions are held in each conference program theme to determine the best posters by students and post-docs at AAIC. Judging takes place onsite by the Scientific Program Committee and the winners will be recognized at the conference. Interest is collected during the abstract submission process, which is now closed.

2016 ISTAART Student Volunteer Program

The International Society to Advance Alzheimer’s Research and Treatment (ISTAART) offers a Student Volunteer Program in conjunction with AAIC 2016. The program provides accepted ISTAART student members with the opportunity to travel to AAIC 2016.

Accepted volunteers are provided with the following:

While daily volunteer efforts are an essential aspect of participation, participants are still able to fully acquire the latest scientific updates through attendance at sessions. Applicants must be a verified undergraduate or graduate student (includes Ph.D. students).

Please note: the deadline to submit an application for the Student Volunteer Program at AAIC 2016 has passed. If you have submitted an application, awards will be announced via email by March 18.

For questions or information, email ISTAART@alz.org or phone 1.312.335.5188.


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