The European Joint Programming Initiative on Neurodegenerative Disease Research (JPND) launches its highly anticipated International Scientific Meeting
Leading researchers from 30 JPND supported projects on neurodegenerative disease research will gather in Brussels on the 28th April 2022, for the JPND /JPco-fuND 2 mid-term Symposium.
Following the highly successful JPND /JPco-fuND Symposium in 2019, JPND will be holding yet another symposium this Thursday, 28th April 2022 to disseminate up-to-date research achievements from 38 research projects from the JPND/JPco-fuND calls of 2017 – 2018 and the JPco-fuND2 calls of 2019. Project coordinators and their research consortiums, leading researchers and stakeholders will meet at the Royal Museums of the Fine Arts of Belgium in Brussels for a one-day symposium, to liaise, network and facilitate knowledge exchange and best practices in the field of neurodegenerative disease research. This promises to provide a unique platform and opportunity for researchers to find out about one another’s work, communicate their latest research findings from their projects, build new relationships and enhance existing ones.
JPND Chair, Professor Philippe Amouyel says: “The aim of this symposium is to facilitate knowledge sharing and communication between the different research groups and to disseminate up-to-date research achievements from all completed JPND supported projects to relevant stakeholders. Networking and knowledge exchange between JPco-fuND projects and other JPND-supported projects, as well as among other conference attendees is key and help to create an international powerful community of researchers involved in neurodegenerative research. Tackling this global challenge is clearly beyond the scope and resources of any one country.”
Project topics to be presented will range from Alzheimer’s to Parkinson’s diseases to rarer diseases such as Huntington’s disease, Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis, Prion disease, Spinal Muscular Atrophy and Spinocerebellar Ataxia.
 The EU Joint Programme – Neurodegenerative Disease Research (JPND) is the largest global research initiative aimed at tackling the challenge of neurodegenerative diseases. JPND aims to increase coordinated investment between participating countries in research aimed at finding causes, developing cures, and identifying appropriate ways to care for those with neurodegenerative diseases.