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Agency Meetings and Events

Listed below are meetings, conferences, summits, webinars, and other events where Alzheimer's Disease and related dementias (AD/ADRD) may be discussed that NAPA has been alerted to by participating affiliates and Council members. The links that follow the title will take you to the agency website hosting information on that event.

Several meetings are held yearly, or for more than once according to topic. For those, links to each year of the meeting is listed.


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2019 Meetings/Events

Past Meetings/Events

PLEASE NOTE: Information included here is not an endorsement of the views or information by National Alzheimer's Project Act, its Advisory Council members, the Administration or the federal agencies involved in NAPA.

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2018 Meetings/Events

Alzheimer's Disease and Related Dementia Summit

Summit Information: March 2019 -- NIH Website Link
The NIH 2019 Summit addresses special research priorities for Alzheimer's disease-related dementias, including frontotemporal dementia (FTD), Lewy body, mixed, and vascular dementias. The goal of the 2019 Summit is to review and assess the progress on the research recommendations developed by the 2013 and 2016 HHS ADRD Summits, refine and add new recommendations based on recent scientific discoveries, solicit input from diverse stakeholders, including the public, and update priorities and timelines for addressing the Alzheimer's disease-related dementias. Attendance is limited, so interested participants should register promptly. There will be also be a live Webcast link that allows for some participation.

Past Summits:


iCare-AD/ADRD Challenge

iCare-AD/ADRD Challenge -- NIA Website Link
The National Institute on Aging (NIA) is currently accepting submissions for the Improving Care for People with Alzheimer's Disease and Related Dementias Using Technology (iCare-AD/ADRD) Challenge. This Eureka prize competition seeks to spur the development of technology applications to improve dementia care coordination and/or care navigation, as part of the implementation of the 21st Century Cures Act. Up to $400,000 in cash prizes may be awarded to teams or individuals that participate in the challenge. Submissions will be accepted through June 30, 2019.

The iCare-AD/ADRD challenge managers hosted a webinar on October 17, 2018. This webinar introduced attendees to the Challenge and covered participation requirements. Time was also allotted to answer questions from attendees. To listen to an archive of the webinar please Access a recording of the webinar. []

Please share this announcement broadly; we are interested in receiving applications from all relevant sectors. The NIA is excited to see what types of innovations will be sparked from this competition!


2018 Meetings/Events

Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality

Evidence-based Practice Center Program: Request for Feedback, February 2018 -- AHRQ Website Link
The Evidence-based Practice Center (EPC) Program at the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) has posted the proposed key questions for the systematic review on Treatment of Clinical Alzheimer's-type Dementia (CATD) and the Diagnosis of CATD and Mild Cognitive Impairment (MCI). The purpose of the review is to examine the benefits, harms, and effectiveness of pharmacologic and nonpharmacologic interventions in adults with clinical Alzheimer's-type dementia (CATD). And, to examine the accuracy and harms of tests used to diagnose mild cognitive impairment (MCI) or CATD. The key questions are the questions that we will seek answers to during the systematic review. Your feedback will help improve the relevance of our reviews for healthcare decision making. Please comment on the clarity, relevance, and usefulness of the key questions. All comments will be reviewed and considered. We value your feedback and look forward to receiving your comments.


Alzheimer's Disease Research Summit

All Summits:


Eureka AD/ADRD Prize

IdeaScale Platform for Eureka AD/ADRD Prize Now Open -- NIA Website Link
NIA has just launched a public comment platform to engage a broader audience in a discussion to optimize our planning efforts for a Eureka prize competition. As individuals in the Alzheimer's disease (AD) and related dementias (ADRD) communities are acutely aware, navigating the complex US healthcare system can be challenging for people living with these conditions and their caregivers. The NIA is currently planning a prize competition to spur innovation and improve care for people living with AD/ADRD, and we need your feedback to make this specific prize competition as impactful as possible.

Specifically, we are seeking feedback from the wider community -- including people with dementia, their family members, caregivers, researchers, advocates, clinicians, technology professionals, and the public -- about innovations that could improve care for people living with AD/ADRD through the creation of a widely accessible and innovative technology tool(s) that addresses unmet needs in care coordination and/or care navigation through the health system.

We are using the IdeaScale crowdsourcing platform to make it as easy as possible to add or build upon ideas about these questions. Please let us hear from you!

Visit our IdeaScale community to submit your own feedback and ideas, browse responses that have already been submitted, comment, and/or vote for your favorites. If you have any colleagues or other contacts who might have a good idea about this subject -- or just want to participate in the discussion -- please send them this link:

The deadline for comments is June 30, 2018, so please respond and share as soon as possible!


Healthy Aging Summit

Healthy Aging Summit: July 2018 -- ACPM Website Link
The 2018 Healthy Aging Summit goals are to explore the science on healthy aging, identify knowledge gaps, promote prevention, and support people aging in place and in their community. The Summit seeks broad participation by subject matter experts from diverse disciplines, provider types, and the public-private sectors.


Optimize Alzheimer's Research Participation Outreach Toolkit

Optimize Alzheimer's Research Participation Outreach Toolkit -- NIH Website Link
The National Institute on Aging (NIA) at NIH is seeking ideas from the wider community - advocates, clinicians, people with dementia, family members, caregivers, researchers, and site coordinators - about how to overcome barriers and optimize participation in Alzheimer's research.

Clinical trials and studies are critical to finding a treatment or cure for Alzheimer's disease. Yet efforts in many cases to engage participants in Alzheimer's research have not been able to keep pace with the need. The NIA, the lead federal agency in Alzheimer's research, convened this effort, joined by colleagues at the Alzheimer's Association, researchers, and others dedicated to trying to solve this problem.

How can you help? Go to NIA's IdeaScale community to browse ideas that have already been submitted, comment, vote for your favorites, and submit your own ideas. We are seeking ideas on how to optimize recruitment by building trusting relationships in local communities, raising national awareness about participation in studies, enhancing the capacity of study sites, tracking progress, and cultivating a science of recruitment. Visit to get started today!


2017 Meetings/Events

National Research Summit on Care, Services and Supports for Persons with Dementia and Their Caregivers

Summit Information: October 2017 -- ASPE Website Link


2016 Meetings/Events

Alzheimer's Disease-Related Dementias Summit 2016: Research Challenges and Opportunities

All Summits:


Alzstream Webinar: Dialogue with the National Institutes of Health on Alzheimer's Disease

Alzstream Webinar Video -- Cure Alzheimer's Fund Website Link



NQFGo: Improving Diagnostic Accuracy 2016-2017 -- AHRQ Website Link


2015 Meetings/Events

Alzheimer's Association International Conference

Conference Information: July 2015 -- NIH Website Link


Alzheimer's Disease Research Summit 2015: Path to Treatment and Prevention

All Summits:


Experts on Advanced Dementia Meetings

All Meetings:


First WHO Ministerial Conference on Global Action Against Dementia

Conference Information: March 2015 -- WHO Website Link


Long-Term Care Financing Colloquium

Webinar Information: July 2015 -- ASPE Website Link


2014 Meetings/Events

Advances in ALS and FTD Genetics Workshop

Meeting Information: November 2014 -- NIH Website Link


Experts on Advanced Dementia Meetings

All Meetings:


Older Adults, and Dementias, Including Alzheimer's Disease

Webinar Information: June 2014 -- CDC Website Link


Small Blood Vessels: Big Health Problems?

Meeting Information: September 2014 -- NIH Website Link


2013 Meetings/Events

Advancing Treatment for Alzheimer Disease in Individuals with Down Syndrome

Workshop Information: May 2013 -- NIH Website Link


Alzheimer's Disease Summit: The Path to 2025

Summit Information: November 2013 -- NY Academy of Sciences Website Link


Alzheimer's Disease-Related Dementias: Research Challenges and Opportunities

Workshop Information: May 2013 -- NIH Website Link


Draft Guidance For Industry On Alzheimer's Disease: Developing Drugs For The Treatment Of Early Stage Disease

Webinar Information: March 2013 -- FDA Website Link


2012 Meetings/Events

Alzheimer's Disease Research Summit 2012: Path to Treatment and Prevention

All Summits: