Alzheimer's and Dementia Research Webinars

Join the Alzheimer’s Association and ISTAART for a series of webinars that share the latest advances in Alzheimer's and dementia research, as well as strategies for career development.

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Design and Data Analytics & Reserve, Resilience and Protective Factors PIA: Methods to quantify Resilience and Reserve in Alzheimer's disease

February 22, 2023 (10:00 AM CT)
Diana Bocancea, PhD Candidate at Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, discusses a meta-analysis on residual methods to quantify resilience and resistance, as well as the pros and cons of the residual measures.
PIA - Reserve,Resilience and Protective Factors PIA - Design and Data Analytics
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Design and Data Analytics & Reserve, Resilience and Protective Factors PIAs: Brain network topology modulates tau spreading in Alzheimer’s disease

December 15, 2022 (10:00 AM CT)
Dr. Nicolai Franzmeier, Jr. Research Group Leader at LMU University Hospital, discusses tau-PET, resting-state fMRI, the spreading of tau pathology in AD, and how brain networks and patterns of tau deposition are related to resistance/resilience.
PIA - Reserve,Resilience and Protective Factors PIA - Design and Data Analytics
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A roundtable between NIA, Alzheimer’s Association and ADRC REC on Early Career Funding Opportunities

December 9, 2022 (12:00 PM CT)
We will summarize major early career funding opportunities for ADRD scholars and focus on resources, strategies and tips for successful career development.
PIA - Alliance of Women Alzheimer's Researchers PIA - Diversity and Disparities PIA - PIA to Elevate Early Career Researchers
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Design and Data Analytics & Reserve, Resilience and Protective Factors PIAs: Leveraging Models of Resilience as Endophenotypes to Enable Precision Medicine

December 8, 2022 (11:00 AM CT)
Dr. Timothy J. Hohman, Associate Professor at Vanderbilt University Medical Center, discusses quantitative measures of resilience, the genetic architectures of neuroprotection and sex-specific models for precision interventions.
PIA - Reserve,Resilience and Protective Factors PIA - Design and Data Analytics
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Latin America and the Caribbean Consortium on Dementia: LAC Current and Future Dementia Perspectives

November 23, 2022 (12pm CT)
This LAC-CD webinar discusses LAC Current and Future Dementia Perspectives.
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Design and Data Analytics & Reserve, Resilience and Protective Factors PIAs: Using longitudinal measures to capture key complementary dimensions of cognitive resilience

November 18, 2022 (11:00 AM CT)
Dr. Maude Wagner, Postdoctoral Fellow at the Rush Alzheimer's Disease Center, presents complementary longitudinal measures of cognitive resilience and discuss their use to identify key risk and protective factors.
PIA - Reserve,Resilience and Protective Factors PIA - Design and Data Analytics
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Clinical Trials Advancement and Methods & Sleep and Circadian Rhythms PIAs: Treatment of sleep disturbance for dementia prevention: key considerations for trial design targeting insomnia and obstructive sleep apnea

November 17, 2022 (9:00 AM CT)
This webinar focuses on two common sleep disorders that are increasingly linked to dementia: insomnia and obstructive sleep apnea. Key methodological considerations for trial design are presented followed by panel discussion.
PIA - Sleep and Circadian Rhythms PIA - Clinical Trials Advancement and Methods
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Biofluid Based Biomarkers in Neuropsychiatric Syndromes - The Early Career Researcher Webinar

November 9, 2022 (11:00 AM CT)
Biomarkers of behavioral symptoms must be studied in all disease stages. We discuss potential applications of biofluid biomarkers for neuropsychiatric diagnoses in dementia with Lewy bodies and in preclinical and prodromal Alzheimer's disease.
PIA - Biofluid Based Biomarkers PIA - Neuropsychiatric Syndromes
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Vascular Cognitive Disorders PIA: What causes white matter hyperintensities on T2-weighted MRI?

November 8, 2022 (1:30 PM CT)
This webinar goes back to basics with a description of why hyperintensities are seen on T2-weighted magnetic resonance imaging, including FLAIR. Then, the pathological drivers of this common imaging finding are explored.
PIA - Vascular Cognitive Disorders
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Design and Data Analytics & Reserve, Resilience and Protective Factors PIAs: Cognitive and brain reserve in models of longitudinal memory change

November 4, 2022 (10:00 AM CT)
Dr. Jet Vonk, Assistant Professor at UCSF, discusses the relationships of cognitive reserve and brain reserve with longitudinal cognitive and brain outcomes, including the use of different proxies and comparisons between mid-life and late-life.
PIA - Reserve,Resilience and Protective Factors PIA - Design and Data Analytics
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Clinical Trials Advancement and Methods & Sex and Gender Differences in Alzheimer's Disease PIAs: Sex and gender differences in clinical trial design and methodology

November 3, 2022 (3:00 PM CT)
Our aim is to discuss different methodologies for the design and analysis of sex and gender differences in clinical trials for AD and related dementias. A panel discussion with three panelists will cover several topics.
PIA - Sex and Gender Differences in AD PIA - Clinical Trials Advancement and Methods
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Nutrition, Metabolism and Dementia PIA: Correcting nutritional deficiencies to support brain health and cognition

November 2, 2022 (9:00 AM CT)
Large cohort and intervention studies have led to contradictory data on use of supplements to protect against cognitive change. This webinar addresses if instead correcting deficiencies may support healthy brain function in Alzheimer’s disease.
PIA - Nutrition,Metabolism and Dementia
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Diversity and Disparities PIA: Standardizing EHR Data to Advance Equity In AD/ADRD Prevention, Detection, and Treatment

November 1, 2022 (2:00 PM CT)
We discuss how can EHR data standardization advance equity in AD/ADRD prevention, detection and treatment? We talk about what we can learn from leaders in initiatives to standardize cancer, cardiology, and genomic data.
PIA - Diversity and Disparities
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ISTAART Journal Club: Meet the Author

October 27, 2022 (10:00 AM CT)
Bonnie Lee leads a conversation with Clara Vila-Castelar, Yakeel T. Quiroz and then Janelle Foret leads conversation with Amaryllis A. Tsiknia and Sarah J. Banks
PIA - Sex and Gender Differences in AD ISTAART Journal Club: Meet the Author
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ISTAART Journal Club: Meet the Author

October 26, 2022 (10:00 AM CT)
Marina Garcia Macia leads a conversation with Ju-hyun Lee.
ISTAART Journal Club: Meet the Author
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ISTAART Journal Club: Meet the Author

October 25, 2022 (10:00 AM CT)
Joseph Therriault leads a conversation with Christina B Young and Elizabeth C Mormino and then Ellen Singleton leads conversation with Joseph Therriault and Tharick Pascoal.
ISTAART Journal Club: Meet the Author PIA - Atypical Alzheimer's Disease
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ISTAART Journal Club: Meet the Author

October 24, 2022 (10:00 AM CT)
Calum Hamilton leads a conversation with Yian Gu, Yaakov Stern and then Annegret Habich leads conversation with Shady Rahayel, Bratislav Misic and Alain Dagher.
ISTAART Journal Club: Meet the Author PIA - Lewy Body Dementias
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ISTAART Journal Club: Meet the Author

October 20, 2022 (10:00 AM CT)
Nina Engels leads a conversation with Joseph Oh, Lea T. Grinberg and then Alessandro Galgani leads conversation with Michael Kelberman and David Weinshenker
ISTAART Journal Club: Meet the Author PIA - Neuromodulatory Subcortical Systems
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ISTAART Journal Club: Meet the Author

October 19, 2022 (10:00 AM CT)
Siddharth Ramanan leads a conversation with Hulya Ulugut and then Adit Friedberg leads conversation with Luke Harper and Alexander Santillo.
PIA - Frontotemporal Dementia & Related Disorders ISTAART Journal Club: Meet the Author
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ISTAART Journal Club: Meet the Author

October 18, 2022 (9:00 AM CT)
Maxime Van Egroo leads a conversation with Peng Li, Yue Leng and then Laura Stankeviciute leads conversation with Bryce A Mander and Ruth M Benca.
ISTAART Journal Club: Meet the Author PIA - Sleep and Circadian Rhythms
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ISTAART Journal Club: Meet the Author

October 12, 2022 (10:00 AM CT)
David Lopez Sanz leads a conversation with Kamalini G Ranasinghe and Srikantan S Nagarajan.
ISTAART Journal Club: Meet the Author PIA - Electrophysiology
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ISTAART Journal Club: Meet the Author

October 11, 2022 (10:00 AM CT)
Phillip Hwang leads a conversation with Rhoda Au, Yannis Paschalidis and then Kelly Long leads conversation with Lampros Kourtis and Graham Jones.
ISTAART Journal Club: Meet the Author PIA - Technology and Dementia
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ISTAART Journal Club: Meet the Author

October 6, 2022 (10:00 AM CT)
Rebecca Buchanan leads a conversation with Amelia L. Taylor, Stacy Sherrod and then Aaron Smith leads a conversation with Tina E Brinkley and Suzanne Craft.
PIA - Nutrition,Metabolism and Dementia ISTAART Journal Club: Meet the Author
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ISTAART Journal Club: Meet the Author

October 4, 2022 (10:00 AM CT)
Ryan Hobson leads a conversation with Jose A Mazzitelli, Leon Smyth, Jonathan Kipnis and then Hannah Ennerfelt leads conversation with Kevin Guttenplan.
PIA - Immunity and Neurodegeneration ISTAART Journal Club: Meet the Author
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Latin America and the Caribbean Consortium on Dementia: Digital Health & Care for dementia

September 22, 2022
This LAC-CD webinar discusses Digital Health & Care for dementia
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Down Syndrome and Alzheimer's Disease PIA: Proteomics of Down Syndrome

September 21, 2022
We examine the state of literature on proteomics in adults with Down Syndrome. Application of profiles are discussed for distinguishing cognitive impairment among this high-risk population as well as considerations for demographic factors.
PIA - Down Syndrome and Alzheimer's Disease
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Neuroimaging PIA: Structural & Vascular Imaging

September 20, 2022
The latest advances in structural and vascular imaging discussed in the context of neurodegenerative diseases. The application of these imaging measures are covered both in clinical practice and in research.
PIA - Neuroimaging
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NINDS AD/ADRD Programs Overview and Current Funding Opportunities that Focus on Drug Development

September 14, 2022
Hear from the The National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke an introduction and overview of NINDS funding opportunities focused on Drug Development.
ISTAART Guide to Grants
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Neuroimaging PIA: PET imaging: radiotracer development and preclinical validation

September 8, 2022
We discuss the beginnings of developing a novel PET radiotracer, from the radiopharmaceutical development to validating within animal imaging using kinetic modelling.
PIA - Neuroimaging Language - Português
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Cognition and Clinical Trials Advancement and Methods PIA's - Measuring Clinically Meaningful Change in Preclinical AD Trials: New Approaches & Challenges

August 17, 2022
Measuring treatment effects in preclinical Alzheimer’s disease (AD) relies on sensitive cognitive metrics. This webinar focuses on challenges and opportunities for new approaches to establishing clinically meaningful change in trials of early AD.
PIA - Cognition PIA - Clinical Trials Advancement and Methods
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Neuroimaging PIA: Alzheimer's Imaging Consortium (AIC) 2022 Accomplishments of the Past Year

July 30, 2022
Antoine Leuzy presents an overview of influential neuroimaging research in AD and related disorders.
PIA - Neuroimaging
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Latin America and the Caribbean Consortium on Dementia: Global Strategies for Brain Health and Dementia

July 15, 2022
This LAC-CD webinar discusses Global Strategies for Brain Health and Dementia.
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Mecanismos de financiamento globais pela Alzheimer's Association

July 6, 2022
Aprenda sobre os mecanismos de financiamento da Alzheimer's Association dos Estados Unidos para pesquisadores de outros países.
ISTAART Guide to Grants Language - Português
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Neuroimaging & Vascular Cognitive Disorders PIA's: Software methods for analysing white matter changes.

July 6, 2022
Software packages for analysing white matter/vascular pathology. Speakers present their packages capabilities for segmenting/identifying white matter hyperintensities, microbleeds, lacunes, and perivascular spaces.
PIA - Vascular Cognitive Disorders PIA - Neuroimaging
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Neuroimaging PIA: Statistical analysis methods for neuroimaging

June 30, 2022
Approaches to two statistical issues that arise in neuroimaging studies will be discussed: statistical inference for voxel/vertex-wise analysis, and data harmonisation techniques to account for different scanning equipment in multisite studies.
PIA - Neuroimaging
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Neuroimaging PIA: Neuroimagen para el diagnóstico diferencial de la enfermedad de Alzheimer y otras demencias

June 16, 2022
Se presentarán diferentes modalidades de neuroimágenes (por ejemplo, MRI y PET), con un enfoque en cómo estos métodos pueden usarse para informar el diagnóstico diferencial de la enfermedad de Alzheimer y de otras demencias.
PIA - Neuroimaging Language - Español
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Biofluid Based Biomarkers in Neuropsychiatric Syndromes - The Metabolic Derangements Webinar

The purpose of this webinar is to enhance knowledge on the potential use of biofluid based biomarkers specifically related to metabolic derangements to assess neuropsychiatric diagnoses and drug response.
PIA - Biofluid Based Biomarkers CME PIA - Neuropsychiatric Syndromes
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Intersectionality in Vascular contributions to cognitive impairment and dementia (VCID). A cross-PIA webinar on sex, race and ethnicity differences in VCID - Part 2

June 14, 2022
This webinar addresses intersectionality in vascular contributions to cognitive impairment and dementia (VCID) and discusses potential underlying mechanisms for brain health disparities by sex or gender, race, ethnicity and nationality.
PIA - Sex and Gender Differences in AD PIA - Vascular Cognitive Disorders PIA - Diversity and Disparities PIA - PIA to Elevate Early Career Researchers
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Diversity and Disparities PIA: Inclusion of LGBTQIA+ people in Alzheimer’s Disease and Aging Research

June 8, 2022
This webinar provides an overview of current research and efforts to understand risk of ADRD and related concerns among LGBTQIA+ adults, describe best practices for data collection and research engagement, and implications for LGBTQIA+ aging research.
PIA - Diversity and Disparities
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Intersectionality in Vascular contributions to cognitive impairment and dementia (VCID). A cross-PIA webinar on sex, race and ethnicity differences in VCID - Part 1

June 7, 2022
This webinar addresses intersectionality in vascular contributions to cognitive impairment and dementia (VCID) and discusses potential underlying mechanisms for brain health disparities by sex or gender, race, ethnicity and nationality.
PIA - Sex and Gender Differences in AD PIA - Vascular Cognitive Disorders PIA - Diversity and Disparities PIA - PIA to Elevate Early Career Researchers
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Nutrition, Metabolism and Dementia PIA: Understanding the mechanistic link between type-2 diabetes and Alzheimer's disease

June 1, 2022
This webinar discusses novel approaches in preclinical models to understand why individuals with type-2-diabetes have a 2-4 fold increase risk for developing AD and identify new therapeutic mechanisms that target brain metabolism.
PIA - Nutrition,Metabolism and Dementia
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Down Syndrome and Alzheimer's Disease & Technology and Dementia PIAs: Technology and dementia in Down syndrome: maximizing collaborations between PIAs

May 31, 2022
We feature four scientists with expertise in Down syndrome, technology and dementia. Webinar focuses on how technological strategies can promote meaningful assessment and timely diagnosis of Alzheimer's disease in individuals with Downs syndrome.
PIA - Down Syndrome and Alzheimer's Disease PIA - Technology and Dementia
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ISTAART Journal Club: Meet the Author

May 25, 2022
Mareike Ludwig leads a conversation with Anne S Berry and then Tia Lamore leads conversation with Winston Thomas Chu and David E. Vaillancourt
ISTAART Journal Club: Meet the Author PIA - Neuromodulatory Subcortical Systems
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Technology and Dementia & Health Policy PIA's - Technology and Policy: A Panel Discussion on How Policy Impacts Our Work and How Our Work Can Impact Policy

May 24, 2022
This webinar helps technology researchers, policymakers and industry stakeholders describe how their work can impact policy. Panelists present their experiences at the intersection of research and policy and engage in a Q&A.
PIA - Health Policy PIA - Technology and Dementia
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Clinical Trials Advancement and Methods & Diversity and Disparities PIAs: Increasing sustained diversity in Alzheimer's disease and related dementia clinical trials.

May 23, 2022
There is a need for AD clinical trials to improve recruitment, enrollment, and retention of diverse populations to ensure potential treatments are safe, effective, accessible, and equitable. Globalization of AD clinical trials is also discussed.
PIA - Diversity and Disparities PIA - Clinical Trials Advancement and Methods
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Neuroimaging PIA: Getting started with connectomics analysis

May 12, 2022
This webinar is a primer on how to setup, generate, review and interpret structural and functional connectivity analyses. Speakers go over best practices and what pitfalls to watch out for with their work.
PIA - Neuroimaging
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Vascular Cognitive Disorders PIA: New advances in biomedical sciences transferable to VCID research?

May 6, 2022
We discuss recent advances in three-photon microscopy and single-molecule imaging as tools to deeper brain regions and intra-cellular dynamics. We focus on the feasibility and transferability of technologies for VCID research.
PIA - Vascular Cognitive Disorders
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Subjective Cognitive Disorders PIA: Subjective complaints in the setting of AD clinical trials

May 5, 2022
We examine subjective complaints in AD clinical trials with an emphasis on the role in trial design, recruitment, and outcome measurement in preclinical AD trials that enroll cognitively unimpaired participants who are biomarker eligible.
PIA - Subjective Cognitive Decline
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PIA to Elevate Early Career Researchers - Early Career Dementia Researchers: Drivers of Discovery

May 4, 2022
How are dementia early career researchers (ECRs) doing? We present results from the 2021 PEERs/UCL global survey of dementia ECRs, covering careers and more.
PIA - PIA to Elevate Early Career Researchers
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Diversity and Disparities PIA & Society for Behavioral and Cognitive Neurology (SBCN): Racial Disparities in Disorders of Cognition

May 3, 2022
We raise awareness for the need of diverse practitioners and how to recruit patients representing underserved populations. We explore how symptoms and treatments vary across populations and how to ensure equitable, accessible care for all.
PIA - Diversity and Disparities