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National Policy Discussion on Diagnosing Early-Stage Alzheimer's

Posted Jul 21 2008 10:19am
This looks interesting and hopefully will lead to some real action. I'll try to post highlights of the conference as they become available.
The Alzheimer Research Forum, the Web’s foremost community of AD researchers, in collaboration with the Geoffrey Beene Foundation Alzheimer’s Initiative and Alzheimer’s Study Group, has assembled a panel of thought leaders to address the challenges and solutions to early-diagnosis of AD during a 90-minute web-based “virtual town hall meeting.” The event is scheduled for Wednesday, July 9, from 2:00-3:30 p.m. (U.S. East Coast Time) and will be conducted using Webinar technology and teleconferencing.
One of the key roadblocks to developing better treatments for AD is the lack of approved tests that doctors can use to screen and diagnose patients who are at the very earliest stage of the devastating brain disorder. The lack of early-stage diagnostic tools also impedes drug development.
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