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Diagnosis & Health System Preparedness

23/11/2021 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Alzheimer's Disease International

Join ADI & McGill University, Montreal, for this vital webinar, the final one in our mini series relating to the launch of the World Alzheimer Report 2021, ‘Journey through the diagnosis of dementia’.

It is hard to think of a more poignant time in terms of health system readiness for dementia. Quite frankly most health systems around the world are not ready for the convergence of three major factors coming together at the same time.

1. Globally ageing populations, with age being the biggest risk factor for dementia
2. Diagnostic breakthroughs. We are on the verge of revolutionary breakthroughs, including blood biomarkers, that will offer quicker, cheaper and less invasive diagnostic tests
3. Treatment breakthroughs. Just this year we have seen the first FDA approved treatment for Alzheimer’s disease, and we are witnessing a surge in activity in

When these 3 factors combine it is going to put incredible pressure on healthcare systems and despite calling for preparedness for years and despite the introduction of the WHO Global action plan on dementia, few healthcare systems, if any, have put in place robust strategies to ensure robust, safe and rights-based diagnosis pathways, treatment and support. Hear specifically about the forecast wait times for access to diagnostic tests and to disease modifying treatments, which in the context of a degenerative condition is unacceptable.

Join us for this 75-minute webinar and pose your questions about this urgent issue. Panellists include:

Paola Barbarino, UK
Prof. José A Morais, Canada
Soren Mattke, USA
Elina Suzuki, France
Fabiana de Mata, Brazil

We are pleased to offer AI translation for this webinar in 21 languages: Arabic, Bengali, Chinese (Simplified), Chinese (Traditional), Dutch, English, French, German, Hindi, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish, Tamil, Indonesian (Bahasa) (In Beta), Polish (In Beta), Romanian (In Beta), Swedish (In Beta), Vietnamese (In Beta).

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