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.

FNIH Contact

Development Office, development@fnih.org