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Director’s Council of Public Representatives (COPR)

NIH Public Bulletin – April 2010

Preventing Alzheimer’s Disease Conference

When: April 26–28, 2010
Where: NIH Campus, Natcher Conference Center, Bethesda, MD
Institute: National Institute on Aging (NIA)

Many older people experience stable cognitive health and performance over their lifetimes with only a gradual, slight decline in short-term memory and reaction times. But for others, this normal age-related decline in cognitive functions progresses into a more serious state of cognitive impairment or into various forms of dementia, including Alzheimer's disease (AD). To examine important questions about Alzheimer's and cognitive decline in older people, NIA and NIH's Office of Medical Applications of Research will convene a state-of-the-science conference in April to assess available scientific evidence.

The Preventing Alzheimer's Disease and Cognitive Decline conference will feature experts from across the United States, who will consider various aspects of AD. The three-day conference will conclude with a presentation of a draft state-of-the-science statement.

Next Steps

The Preventing Alzheimer's Disease and Cognitive Decline conference is free and open to the public. You can find more information, including an agenda, and register to attend the conference at If you are unable to attend, you can register to view the conference online and pre-order a final conference statement. For more information, e-mail, call (888) 644-2667, or write to "Preventing Alzheimer's Disease and Cognitive Decline," NIH Consensus Development Program Information Center, P.O. Box 2577, Kensington, MD 20891.

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