NATIONAL PLAN TO ADDRESS ALZHEIMER'S DISEASE: 2017 UPDATE. Strategy 4.C: Coordinate United States Efforts with Those of the Global Community

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World Dementia Research Leaders. In October 2016, representatives from NIH participated in the 24th Management Board Meeting of the European Union (EU) Joint Programme on Neurodegeneration (JPND) and delivered a presentation on the IADRP managed by NIA. Over 30 member countries participated in the meeting; focused on the overall goal of increased international collaboration.

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World Frontotemporal Degeneration Awareness Week. From September 25-October 9, 2016, people whose lives have been touched by FTD took part in the second annual World FTD Awareness Week. Across the country and around the world, families hosted gatherings at local restaurants, held conferences and other cultural events, participated via social media and told their stories to raise awareness of FTD. Global collaboration can improve quality of life for people facing FTD and drive treatment toward a cure.

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Global CEO Initiative Updates. In 2014, the Global CEO Initiative on Alzheimer's Disease (convened by UsAgainstAlzheimer's) joined the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development, the government of Switzerland and Alzheimer's Disease International to host an annual global regulators and payers workshop. The 2016 workshop, the third in this series, focused on applying lessons from other diseases to AD payer and regulator challenges. Also in 2016, these meetings sparked "The Lausanne Dialogue on Alzheimer's" and spurred work at the country-level, most recently in Japan, the United States and Switzerland.

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