CONFERENCE COVERAGE SERIES

Leonard Berg Symposium: Presymptomatic Detection of Dominantly Inherited Alzheimer's Disease, 2009

Eric P. Newman Education Center, Washington University, St. Louis, Missouri, U.S.A.

01 – 02 October 2009

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In October 2009, Alzheimer's researchers from around the world spent a day with caregivers and patients of families with dominantly inherited Alzheimer disease. They exchanged not only scientific news about the latest in preclinical detection of AD, but also harrowing perspectives about what it's like to live with a form of AD that strikes in generation after generation with a cruel 50 percent chance. These families are excluded from drug trials, even though they arguably hold the key to test prevention of AD. That exclusionary stance is now changing as the science and the families themselves are coming together. Read Gabrielle Strobel's seven-part update of the DIAN registry and related talks at the 7th Leonard Berg Symposium held at Washington University, St. Louis, Missouri.