HATICE researcher Miia Kivipelto is guest editor of the special March issue of the Journal of Internal Medicine, dedicated to “Updating Alzheimer’s disease diagnosis - implications for prevention and treatment.” This was the theme of the 9th Key Symposium, organized by the journal and The Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences and held in Stockholm in December 2012.
During the meeting and in the working groups after the symposium, participants discussed new developments in Alzheimer’s disease diagnosis and the implications these developments have for prevention and treatment of the disease.
Professor Kivipelto chaired the scientific committee that organized the event, which brought together a multidisciplinary group of about 100 researchers and clinicians from Europe and North America, including experts who had a decisive role in defining the new diagnostic criteria for Alzheimer’s disease. Several HATICE researchers participated in the symposium, including Dr. Edo Richard; Professors Laura Fratiglioni, Sandrine Andrieu, and Hilkka Soininen; and Drs. Alina Solomon, Tiia Ngamdu, and Francesca Mangialasche.