Notes from International AD/PD Conference 2003 in Seville
28 May 2003. Tobias Hartmann and Dora Kovacs Report from Spain
Organized by Israel Hanin, Abraham Fisher, and Ramon Cacabelos, the 6th International Conference on Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s Diseases was a great success. The number of registered participants reached over 1,200, a significant increase in just two years that reflects the recent surge of interest in AD and PD. This year, the conference was held on 8-12 May in Seville, a lovely southern Spanish city that blends historical riches, including the king’s palaces right next to the conference hotel, with the vibrant life of a modern town. Queen Sofia of Spain presided over the opening ceremony, and participants met socially for an evening, among others, of flamenco, sangria, and tapas.
Our report is by no means comprehensive and, regrettably, focuses on AD as parallel sessions forced a choice between the two diseases. Even within AD, many excellent presentations could not be covered in a conference this large. We encourage colleagues to complement our spotty account by clicking the Submit Comment button above and writing in with their notes of presentations they found particularly thought-provoking.
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