2016 Alzheimer’s Disease-Related Dementias (ADRD) Summit


This program completed in April 2017.

The 2016 Alzheimer’s Disease-Related Dementias (ADRD) Summit was hosted by the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS) in collaboration with the National Institute on Aging (NIA) and held March 29-30, 2016 at the Natcher Auditorium on the NIH Campus. The 2016 ADRD Summit was mandated by the National Plan to address Alzheimer’s Disease as a follow-up to the 2013 ADRD Summit. Approximately 500+ key opinion leaders, Researchers, clinicians and other professionals were in attendance to 1) demonstrate leadership in the field of Alzheimer’s Disease-Related Dementias Research 2) review progress on Alzheimer’s Disease-Related Dementias Research recommendations and 3) refine Research recommendations based on recent scientific discoveries.

Results & Accomplishments

The 2016 ADRD Summit resulted in 37 recommendations on topics ranging from basic and clinical Research in Alzheimer’s Disease-Related Dementias, recruitment and retention of health disparities populations for clinical trials and a new dialogue on the impact and potential improvements to the language of dementia. See the 2016 Summit recommendations here.


Public-Sector Partners:

  • National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS)
  • National Institute on Aging (NIA)

Private-Sector Partners:

  • Alliance for Aging Research*
  • Alzheimer’s Association*
  • American Heart/Stroke Association*
  • Association for Frontotemporal Degeneration*
  • Axovant Sciences*
  • BrightFocus Foundation*

*Provided financial or in-kind support for this program.

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