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The JUMPAHEAD project has launched a web-based survey to map current research and resources supporting neurodegeneration research activity across 23 member states. The survey will also capture data on the policy landscape.

According to Dr Robin Buckle, a member of the JPND Management Board, and who is leading the process to draft the Strategic Research Agenda in neurodegenerative disease,

‘The information gathered will be used to help generate the Strategic Research Agenda for future neurodegeneration research in Europe. It is also hoped the database will help facilitate connections between researchers, to enable more collaboration and improve the exploitation of existing resources. It should also provide more scope to attract researchers from other fields into this area. It is likely that the information collected will also be useful to anyone who is interested in finding out about research and policy aimed at addressing the increasing burden of neurodegenerative disease.’

The web-based survey will be completed by nominated representatives from participating member states.  Further information about the survey can be found at the link below.

Three senior JPND personnel will participate at the AAAS annual meeting in a session entitled ‘Neurodegenerative Diseases: A Need for Multidisciplinary and Global Approaches’

Professor Philippe Amouyel, Chair of the JPND Management Board, Professor Thomas Gasser, Chair of the JPND Scientific Advisory Board and Professor Laura Fratiglioni, member of the JPND Scientific Advisory Board will be present at the session which takes place on;

Sunday, February 20, 2011
1:00 PM-2:30 PM
145A (Washington Convention Center)

Dr. Neil Buckholtz, of the National Institute on Aging will also participate.

The session will be chaired by the Director of DG-Health and Innovation at the European Commission (EC) Dr. Ruxandra Draghia-Akli, and was organised by Dr. Elmar Nimmesgern at the EC.

More details of the session are available at the first link below.  The second link contains general information on the whole AAAS multi day event.