At AAIC, students can learn about the latest in dementia research, network with the world's leading Alzheimer's experts and meet other students - all during the course of one conference!
AAIC will feature thousands of researchers, poster presentations and oral sessions, in addition to hundreds of premier plenary and symposia speakers. With so many people to meet – and so much to choose from – your first time at AAIC can be a bit of a whirlwind.
We suggest following these tips to get the most out of your conference experience:
Attend our session for first-time attendees.
Alzheimer's Association staff and program planners will provide an introductory overview of the meeting agenda, session details, logistics and other helpful information. You'll get answers to your questions and an opportunity to meet other first-time attendees.
Take it day-by-day. .
Looking at the full conference schedule can seem overwhelming. When you register, you will receive "day books" – the full program broken down into a day-by-day schedule. Each morning, pull out your day book and choose the sessions you want to be sure to visit.
Visit the Exhibit Hall and poster sessions.
Put time aside each afternoon to check out the Exhibit Hall and nearby poster sessions. This is unique opportunity to come face-to-face with your peers and share new ideas in a dynamic setting.
Casual conversation can lead to something more.
Make sure to attend one of AAIC's social networking opportunities. You never know who you might have the opportunity to speak with, opening up future doors for collaboration or employment.
Students will receive a significant discount on conference registration. Registration opens early 2014.
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. To be considered a student, an individual must be enrolled full-time in undergraduate or graduate programs at degree-granting institutions. Students can join ISTAART for a discounted rate. Find out more.
ISTAART student members can apply for a volunteer program in which those selected are offered hotel, airfare and conference registration in exchange for their time assisting Association staff during AAIC. Find out more and apply.