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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.

Student poster competition

Show us what you've got! Competitions are held in each conference program theme to determine the best student poster at AAIC. Judging takes place onsite by the Scientific Program Committee and the winners will be recognized during Wednesday’s plenary session. If you are not taking part this year, do not forget to submit your interest during the AAIC 2017 abstract submission process opening in fall 2016.

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. 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.

Accepted volunteers are provided with the following:

More information about this program will be available in spring 2016.


Access 2015 program content

Searchable program content, including session topics, speakers and abstracts, is now available.



A global forum to advance dementia science • Toronto, Canada • Conference: July 22–28, 2016