The Student Experience

 

Students can 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. Don't miss the highlights below:

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 (through June 30, 2018) onto your conference admission.

Student and Post-doc Lounge

ExCeL London, Capital Suite 7

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

Daily Schedule

Noon – 12:30 p.m.

James Pickett, Head of Research, Alzheimer’s Society UK


12:45 – 1:15 p.m.

Rosa Sancho, Head of Research, Alzheimer’s Research UK


9:45 – 10:15 a.m.

Claudia Kawas, 2017 AAIC Lifetime Achievement Award Recipient

Eddie Koo, 2017 AAIC Lifetime Achievement Award Recipient

Hugh Hendrie, 2017 AAIC Lifetime Achievement Award Recipient


Noon – 12:30 p.m.

David Knopman, Medical and Scientific Advisory Council Chair, Alzheimer’s Association


12:45 – 1:15 p.m.

Rachel Whitmer, Co-Chair, AAIC Scientific Program Committee

David Morgan, Co-Chair, AAIC Scientific Program Committee


9:45 – 10:15 a.m.

Harry Johns, President and CEO, Alzheimer’s Association


Noon – 12:30 p.m.

Gary Nestor, NIHR CRNCC Assistant Specialty Cluster Lead

Sine Littlewood, NIHR CRNCC Head of Business Development and Marketing (non-commercial)

John Gallacher, Director of the MRC-funded Dementia Platform UK (DPUK)


12:45 – 1:15 p.m.

Bill Klunk, Co-inventor of PiB and 2017 Zaven Khachaturian Award Recipient


9:45 – 10:15 a.m.

Maria Carrillo, Chief Science Officer, Alzheimer’s Association


Noon – 12:30 p.m.

Richard Hodes, Director of the National Institute on Aging (NIA) at the US National Institutes of Health (NIH)

Eliezer Masliah, Director the Division of Neuroscience, National Institute on Aging (NIA) at the US National Institutes of Health (NIH)


12:45 – 1:15 p.m.

Zaven Khachaturian, Editor-in-Chief, Alzheimer’s & Dementia: The Journal of the Alzheimer’s Association

Kathleen Hayden, Senior Associate Editor, Alzheimer’s & Dementia: The Journal of the Alzheimer’s Association

Peter Snyder, Editor-in-Chief, Alzheimer’s & Dementia: Diagnosis, Assessment and Disease Monitoring: An Open Access Journal of the Alzheimer’s Association



Science Social Hour

Saturday, July 15: 6 – 8 p.m., Crowne Plaza London ExCeL, Docklands Suite

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.

Early Career Mentoring Breakfast

Monday, July 17: 7 – 8:15 a.m., ExCeL London, South Gallery 20-22

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 an RSVP is required, as it is meant to foster small group discussion and mentorship.

Early Career Networking Reception

Wednesday, July 19: 6 – 8 p.m., The Crystal, Street Level

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.

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.

2017 ISTAART Student Volunteer Program

The International Society to Advance Alzheimer’s Research and Treatment (ISTAART) offers a Student Volunteer Program in conjunction with AAIC 2017. The program provides accepted ISTAART student members with the opportunity to travel to AAIC 2017.

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.

Please note: the deadline to submit an application for the Student Volunteer Program at AAIC 2017 has passed.

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



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