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    Alzheimer's Europe Roundtable

    10th July 2017, Brussels

  • Slide

    Alzheimer's Europe Roundtable

    10th July 2017, Brussels

  • Slide

    Alzheimer's Europe Roundtable

    10th July 2017, Brussels

  • Slide

    Alzheimer's Europe Roundtable

    10th July 2017, Brussels

  • Slide

    Alzheimer's Europe Roundtable

    10th July 2017, Brussels

  • Slide

    Alzheimer's Europe Roundtable

    10th July 2017, Brussels

Over the last decade, Alzheimer’s disease has emerged as one of the most significant public health challenges in Europe.

The social and economic implications of Alzheimer’s are substantial. Treating and caring for people with Alzheimer’s and related dementia currently costs the EU more than 160 billion per year. These costs are predicted to rise, with an estimated quadrupling of Alzheimer’s cases globally by 2050.

As a result of this, a key focus of EU member countries has been on strategising how best to provide cost-effective services that adequately meet the needs of individuals and families who suffer from Alzheimer’s.

This roundtable meeting will bring together; EU policy makers, medical and clinical professionals, academic experts, healthcare practitioners and patient groups, to examine the ongoing challenges presented by Alzheimer’s disease and to explore practical solutions in order to build a framework for policy action across the EU.

Participants will benefit from the insights of EU health officials and academic experts and help support the development of recommendations to address issues currently experienced by patients and clinical researchers.

Subjects to be addressed include:
  • Building frameworks and strategies for action in Alzheimer’s policy at an EU level
  • Awareness-raising and advocacy - supporting and resourcing public awareness campaigns
  • Collaborating and coordinating action with European partners
  • Establishing best practice in treatment - improving risk reduction, early detection and diagnosis, and timely intervention
  • Supporting informal caregivers – removing barriers to access and uptake and implementing low/no-cost Government supported services
  • Developing cost-effective and equitable health care innovations
  • Securing human rights and access services for individuals with Alzheimer’s Improving Alzheimer’s research - building upon the results of EU funded projects such as EU Joint Programming Initiative on Neurodegenerative Disease
  • Tackling Alzheimer’s in the digital age – the role of e-health and m-health for patients and practitioners
  • The future of Alzheimer’s treatment - what support is required at an EU level?
Networking:

The Roundtable will also provide hours of networking time, including coffee breaks and lunch, to ensure participants have the maximum possible time to establish and strengthen relationships, whilst exchanging ideas.