About the Research Roundtable
The Alzheimer's Association Research Roundtable is a consortium of scientists from
the pharmaceutical, biotechnology, diagnostics, imaging and cognitive testing industries, and senior staff
and advisors from the Association. Begun in 2003 with four sponsors, the Research Roundtable now includes more
than 20 corporate sponsors, each of whom sends several senior scientists to the Roundtable to benefit from the
state-of-the-field scientific presentations, collegial interactions and networking opportunities. Additional
attendees include investigators from academia and such government organizations as the U.S. Food and Drug
Administration; its European equivalent, the European Medicines Agency; and the National Institutes of Health.
Sharing expertise worldwide
Through the Research Roundtable, the Alzheimer's Association brings together scientists
from around the world to discuss key areas in Alzheimer's science. The Roundtable convenes twice each year for a
two-day presentation and discussion of specific topics within Alzheimer's research. Topics are selected from a
list proposed and voted on by members.
Once a topic is selected, invitations to speakers are extended by a subcommittee,
comprised of Research Roundtable members and Association science staff.
Roundtable members explore a broad range of Alzheimer's science topics, including:
- New data and technologies that may improve the diagnosis of Alzheimer's disease, especially in its earliest
and mildest stages.
- Neuropsychological testing, genetic factors, and biochemical and neuroimaging biomarkers that could
contribute to an earlier and more accurate Alzheimer's diagnosis.
- Lessons learned about clinical trial design that may help shape future clinical trials of drugs aimed
at slowing or stopping the progression of Alzheimer's.
- The pros and cons of various scales as outcomes measures of clinical trials.
The outputs of Roundtable meetings are published as articles in the Alzheimer's Association's journal, Alzheimer's & Dementia.
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Current 2013 members
The Research Roundtable also sponsors Alzheimer's Association grants. The chosen project
is named Research Roundtable Sponsored Grant and the principal investigator of the project is invited to give
a progress report at a Roundtable meeting.
Visit our Grants page
to learn more about Association research funding.
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Join the Research Roundtable
We invite companies to join the thought leaders in Alzheimer's research at the
Research Roundtable. Sponsorship terms are for 12 months beginning on the date of a signed agreement.
For more information, please contact: Jay Thompson, Senior Associate Director
Corporate Initiatives at 312.335.5192 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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