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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 will receive a significant discount on conference registration. Registration opens in February 2016 but you can sign up today to receive the latest AAIC registration and programming news via email.

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 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.

AAIC student and fellow poster competition

Competitions are held in each conference program theme to determine the best posters by students and fellows at AAIC. Judging takes place onsite by the Scientific Program Committee and the winners will be recognized at the conference. Submit your interest during the abstract submission process.

Career interview room

AAIC is all about making connections. As a student or postdoc, we know your career is important to you. AAIC is the perfect place to meet and talk to potential postdoc mentors, industry representatives and more. This year, we are making these conversations easier than ever with the new Career Interview Room, open Tuesday and Wednesday from noon to 5 p.m. No more asking your potential boss to meet you at the coffee shop or in the middle of the exhibit hall. Simply agree on a time with your interviewer, then sign up for a quiet, semi-private space in the Career Interview Room. Space is available on a first-come, first-serve basis.

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).

How to Apply:

  1. To submit an application, please click here
  2. For faculty recommendations, please click here
  3. Application Deadline: March 1
  4. Awards will be announced by March 18

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


Register today for AAIC

AAIC registration is now open! Reserve your spot today to join the world’s leading Alzheimer’s disease and dementia researchers, clinicians and practitioners as they gather to share and discuss the latest in dementia science.

New this year – Emerging Concepts in Basic Science

Learn more about the newest addition to AAIC 2016, the Emerging Concepts series. This innovative series is designed to provide basic scientists with specific sessions focused on tau, inflammation and secretase biology.


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