The second in a series of four Global Dementia Legacy events took place on 11 and 12 September in the Canadian capital, Ottawa. The 200 delegates included experts from the research and industry sectors, health charities, patients, caregivers and government leaders.
The event entitled “Harnessing the power of discoveries: Maximizing academia-industry synergies” aimed to:
- Explore collaborative opportunities for research into novel diagnostic, pre-emptive and therapeutic approaches to dementia.
- Provide a better understanding of the impact of the paradigm shift in pharmaceutical research.
- Foster a collective approach to problem-solving, using expert panel discussions to identify practical and creative solutions.
Canadian Health Minister, Rona Ambrose noted the significant impact of dementia on society and made a number of announcements regarding the Canadian Government’s approach, including the release of the “National Dementia Research and Prevention Plan”.
The next legacy event will be in Japan from 5 to 7 November and the final event in the series will take place in the US on 9 and 10 February 2015.