05 Aug 2021
Over 40 countries join the World-Wide FINGERS Global Meeting on multidomain dementia prevention trials
The World-Wide FINGERS Network held their Global meeting on the 5th August. Members of the network from across the globe met via a video conference.
The meeting was a great opportunity for members of the World-Wide FINGERS to present updates from their ongoing and new multidomain dementia prevention trials and discuss challenges with their colleagues. Despite the limitations brought on by the global pandemic, many members spoke about how well they had managed to adapt to the unique circumstances. By incorporating online and digital resources there was a clear drive to develop new solutions to maintain contact with trial participants and continue research.
The meeting began with updates from Professor Miia Kivipelto, the founder of World-Wide FINGERS and head of the Scientific HelpDesk, and Dr Maria Carillo, the Chief Scientific Officer of the Alzheimer’s Association. We welcomed new members to the network including research groups from Mauritius, Philippines, Burundi, taking the total number of participating countries to over 40.
The meeting included presentations from researchers who are running multidomain dementia prevention trials in Finland, the Netherlands, U.S.A., China, Latin America and many others.
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