The Alzheimer's Association is proud to celebrate the individuals who have made significant contributions to further the vision of a world without Alzheimer's disease.
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The Alzheimer’s Association International Conference® (AAIC®) provides the Alzheimer's Association with the opportunity to present awards to some of the most prominent leaders in the field. These prestigious awards recognize the work of distinguished Alzheimer's researchers, as well as those who are just beginning their career in this vital field.
The AAIC Lifetime Achievement Awards recognize a senior investigator whose contributions, whether they have been in research, leadership or mentorship, have shown a lasting impact on the field and whose body of work has demonstrated a career-long commitment towards progress against Alzheimer's and dementia.
The awards are named in honor of Henry Wisniewski, M.D., Ph.D.; Khalid Iqbal, Ph.D.; and Bengt Winblad, M.D., Ph.D.—co-founders of the Alzheimer's Association scientific conference, now known as the Alzheimer's Association International Conference (AAIC). Since its inception and first iteration they each held key leadership roles in planning and conceptualizing the conference:
The 2020 nomination period has closed.
The Jerome H. Stone Philanthropy Award for Alzheimer's Research honors the legacy of Mr. Jerome Stone, a visionary who was among the first to call for investment in Alzheimer's research. Inspired by the loving memory of his late wife, Evelyn T. Stone, he took the helm of the Alzheimer's movement as the primary founder of the Alzheimer's Association.
Mr. Stone was renowned for his leadership, determination and generosity in the fight against Alzheimer’s, and for his support of research in particular. For many years, he served as the honorary chair of the Alzheimer's Association National Board of Directors. Mr. Stone passed away on Jan. 1, 2015 at the age of 101.
This award, given in his name, honors the world's top philanthropists for advancing scientific progress toward treatment and prevention of Alzheimer's disease through their generous commitment to research.
The Inge Grundke-Iqbal Award for Alzheimer's Research is presented to the senior author of the most impactful study published in Alzheimer's research over the preceding two years (Jan. 1, 2018 – Dec. 31, 2019).
Only members from the International Society to Advance Alzheimer’s Research and Treatment (ISTAART) may nominate candidates.
Inge Grundke-Iqbal served as Professor and Head of Neuroimmunology at the New York State Institute for Basic Research in Developmental Disabilities from 1977 until her passing in September 2012. She was a world-renowned neuroscientist and Alzheimer disease researcher. She was the author/co-author of over 250 scientific publications in prestigious American and international journals and books. Dr. Grundke-Iqbal made several seminal discoveries in the biology of Alzheimer's disease and related conditions. Her discovery of the abnormal hyperphosphorylation of tau opened a whole new area of research in neurodegeneration, especially Alzheimer's disease and related tauopathies. Her research contributions won her several U.S. Public Health Service, National Institutes of Health and non-federal research grants and honors. Dr. Grundke-Iqbal served as a member of the International Scientific Advisory Committee of the International Conference on Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders (now known as the Alzheimer's Association International Conference).
The 2020 nomination period has closed.
The de Leon Prizes in Neuroimaging recognize a senior scientist and a new investigator (first authors) who are judged to have each published the best paper in any peer-reviewed journal related to the topic of in-vivo neuroimaging of a neurodegenerative process. Members of the ISTAART Neuroimaging Professional Interest Area (NPIA) are the nominating body for the two awards.
Competitions are held in each conference program theme to determine the best posters by students and post-docs at AAIC. Judging will take place onsite by the Scientific Program Committee and invited guest judges. The competition is based on the four programmatic themes of AAIC: Basic and Translational Science, Diagnosis and Prognosis, Public Health and Psychosocial, and Therapeutics. Students and post-docs may submit their interest in the poster competition during abstract submission. The 2020 award recipients will be posted during AAIC 2020.