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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ISTAART Guide to Grants: PCORI Funding Programs

August 30, 2023
In this webinar we will learn about Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI) Funding Opportunities.
ISTAART Guide to Grants

Diversity and Disparities PIA and Include Network: Brain dysfunctions across the world’s languages

August 24, 2023
How broadly do languages vary across the world? Does knowledge on language (dys)functions generalize from widely studied to underrepresented languages? How do issues impact global work on brain disorders? Find answers here.
PIA - Diversity and Disparities

Perioperative Cognition and Delirium PIA: EEG Waves, Delirium & ADRD: Novel Approaches

August 8, 2023
Three experts discuss novel approaches to using non-invasive EEG recordings to study Postoperative Delirium and Alzheimer’s Disease and Related Dementias, and potential shared etiologic mechanisms between these disorders.
PIA - Perioperative Cognition and Delirium

Latin America and the Caribbean Consortium on Dementia: Brain and tissue banks for dementia

July 5, 2023
This webinar aims to highlight the significant role that Brain and Tissue Banks can play to advance research and foster collaborations, which are key to leverage such resources in our fight against dementia.

ISTAART Guide to AAIC: Posters

June 22, 2023
Join us for a step-by-step guide, an overview of logistics, and expert insight from Alexa Pichet Binette.

Nutrition, Metabolism and Dementia PIA: The Basics of Dementia and Microbiome Research

June 15, 2023
The gut microbiota influences normal physiological homeostasis and contributes to the development of AD/ADRD through the microbiota-gut-brain axis. We will provide the basics to understand AD/ADRD microbiome research.
PIA - Nutrition,Metabolism and Dementia

Biofluid Based Biomarkers in Neuropsychiatric Syndromes - The Pharmacological Management Webinar

June 14, 2023
Biofluid biomarkers have different contexts of use. This webinar assesses biofluid biomarkers for disease monitoring and therapeutic outcomes of neuropsychiatric syndromes in Alzheimer's disease.
PIA - Biofluid Based Biomarkers PIA - Neuropsychiatric Syndromes

Vascular Cognitive Disorders PIA: Genetic entries into VCID pathobiology

June 13, 2023
This PIA webinar addresses the polygenic and monogenic determinants of MRI markers of brain aging, small vessel disease, and cognition.
PIA - Vascular Cognitive Disorders

PIA to Elevate Early Career Researchers (PEERs): Coffee & Conversation: Writing & Publishing

June 9, 2023
Grab your coffee and join us for a casual conversation with early-career scholars on best practices, tips, resources, and experiences in writing and publishing in interdisciplinary research. Casual discussion and response to the questions from attendees.
PIA - PIA to Elevate Early Career Researchers

Down Syndrome and Alzheimer's Disease & Immunity and Neurodegeneration PIAs: Neuroinflammatory mechanisms in Down syndrome and Alzheimer's disease

June 8, 2023
Our guest speakers talk about their research on shared neuropathological hallmarks of Down’s syndrome and Alzheimer’s disease, with a special focus on neuroinflammatory phenomena that might serve as promising therapeutic targets.
PIA - Down Syndrome and Alzheimer's Disease PIA - Immunity and Neurodegeneration

Biofluid Based Biomarkers & Subjective Cognitive Decline PIAs: New Biofluid Biomarkers in Subjective Cognitive Decline

June 7, 2023
New biofluid based biomarkers (BBB) are emerging in the context of Subjective Cognitive Decline (SCD). The novel research presented in this webinar helps in understanding the usefulness of these potential biomarkers into risk assessment in SCD.
PIA - Subjective Cognitive Decline PIA - Biofluid Based Biomarkers

Nonpharmacological Interventions & Partnering with Research Participants PIAs: Bringing Out Leaders in Dementia: A Creative Social Leadership model for people living with dementia across Scotland

June 5, 2023
Presentation and discussion on the bold Social Leadership project that provides opportunities for people to develop skills to flourish as leaders in dementia, making our communities places where people living with dementia can flourish, too.
PIA - Partnering with Research Participants PIA - Nonpharmacological Interventions

Artificial Intelligence for Precision Dementia Medicine PIA: The role of frailty in dementia risk reduction, management and care: Insights from data science and other fields

June 2, 2023
This seminar is hosted jointly by our PIA, and the DEMON Network Frailty and Dementia Special Interest Group. Topics include epidemiology, mechanisms, implications for clinical practice, and public health and policy.
PIA - AI for Precision Medicine

Neuroimaging PIA: Neuroimaging molecolare nelle demenze: progressi nella ricerca ed applicazioni in ambito clinico italiano.

May 31, 2023
Nel primo webinar di Neuroimaging PIA in lingua italiana, discuteremo degli ultimi progressi nella ricerca nel neuroimaging moleculare per le demenze, e di quelli che sono i suoi attuali usi ed applicazioni nella pratica clinica italiana.
PIA - Neuroimaging

Design and Data Analytics PIA: Streamlining and standardizing logistical, administrative, and regulatory workflows for sharing data from clinical trials and from public-private partnerships.

May 30, 2023
This webinar provides strategies for navigating the ethical, technical, and regulatory challenges involved in sharing clinical trial data. Data sharing principles and best practices to maximize shareable data reviewed and discussed.
PIA - Design and Data Analytics

Electrophysiology PIA: Exploring hippocampal replay as a potential therapeutic target in Alzheimer’s disease

May 22, 2023
Hippocampal replay is a key neural mechanism underlying memory consolidation. This seminar will discuss the role that hippocampal replay deficits may play in the memory impairments seen in Alzheimer’s disease.
PIA - Electrophysiology

Neuromodulatory Subcortical Systems PIA: Effects of vagus nerve stimulation on central neuromodulation

May 12, 2023
Vagus nerve stimulation (VNS) is thought to affect neuromodulatory activity, especially in the locus coeruleus, one of the first sites to accumulate abnormal tau. We discuss studies showing VNS effects on various markers of central neuromodulation.
PIA - Neuromodulatory Subcortical Systems

Latin America and the Caribbean Consortium on Dementia: Indigenous Population and Inequity in Brain Health

May 11, 2023
The objective of this webinar session is to appraise the existing research to identify key elements, conceptualizations, and interventions of cultural safety to improve health services and dementia care for Indigenous Peoples.

Neuromodulatory Subcortical Systems & Sleep and Circadian Rhythms PIAs: Sleep quality and the integrity of neuromodulatory subcortical systems

May 11, 2023
This webinar reviews the findings from recent animal research studies exploring how subcortical nuclei integrity, such as the basal forebrain and Locus coeruleus - noradrenergic system, relate to sleep regulation and quality.
PIA - Sleep and Circadian Rhythms PIA - Neuromodulatory Subcortical Systems

Atypical Alzheimer's Disease PIA: Posterior cortical atrophy consensus criteria

May 10, 2023
Dr Keir Yong and Prof Sebastian Crutch outlines posterior cortical atrophy (PCA) consensus criteria and their application in multi-centre studies. They discuss outstanding questions and future directions regarding the PCA research field.
PIA - Atypical Alzheimer's Disease

Sleep and Circadian Rhythms & Technology and Dementia PIAs: The state-of-art of sleep wearables in dementia: From applications to future directions.

May 5, 2023
Presentations of state-of-art and clinical/research applications of wearables in sleep and dementia will occur. Followed by panel where we explore challenges and untapped opportunities of sleep wearable technology in Alzheimer’s disease.
PIA - Technology and Dementia PIA - Sleep and Circadian Rhythms

Frontotemporal Dementia and Related Disorders PIA: Progressive Supranuclear Palsy - not just Richardson’s syndrome

May 3, 2023
Six talks brings together the latest research and clinical updates in progressive supranuclear palsy and related disorders, with particular focus on phenotypic variants and transdiagnostic features: PSP - not just Richardson’s syndrome.
PIA - Frontotemporal Dementia & Related Disorders

Neuromodulatory Subcortical Systems PIA: The Basics of Central Noradrenergic System

April 28, 2023
This Basics webinar provides educational content from experts in the field of Alzheimer’s and dementia research. Sessions includes a primer presentation, quiz and Q&A.
ISTAART The Basics PIA - Neuromodulatory Subcortical Systems

Nutrition, Metabolism and Dementia PIA: The Basics of Food for Thought: Dietary Patterns for Brain Health

April 27, 2023
This Basics webinar provides educational content from experts in the field of Alzheimer’s and dementia research. Sessions includes a primer presentation, quiz and Q&A.
ISTAART The Basics PIA - Nutrition,Metabolism and Dementia

Neuroimaging PIA: The Basics of Neuroimaging: Functional Magnetic Resonance Imaging (fMRI)

April 26, 2023
This webinar provides a basic description of the necessary processing steps and research implementations for functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) used to study brain function connectivity.
ISTAART The Basics PIA - Neuroimaging