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Human Amyloid Imaging Conference
January 11 - January 13
HAI is happy to announce its return for the 15th Annual Edition to be held January 11-13, 2023 in downtown Miami, at the James L. Knight Center.
We ask all our friends and fans to save these dates and remain tuned for more announcements regarding abstract submission, registration, etc.
Until then, we remain grateful to all our fans, supporters and sponsors, and look forward to reconnecting in January!
HAI ACROSS TIME
The first HAI was held in Boston in April 2007. This initial meeting was quickly organized, but drew considerable interest from about a dozen laboratories in the US, UK, Europe, and Japan. Registration was done online with no fee, and there were approximately 150 attendees. The meeting format of brief talks and abundant discussion was immediately recognized as a success. The reason for its continued success is probably that speakers are asked to omit basic background slides, which consume so much time at most meetings, and present for only seven minutes. Then, after each talk, discussion is led by the Chairs and includes active audience participation. This has succeeded because, unlike larger gatherings with much less time for discussion, each point of discussion is given time for consideration by several participants. With sufficient time, detailed answers (or explanations of non-answers) can be aired and clarified by those who often have substantial recent experience with a given issue. Our first Keynote speakers were Drs. Dennis Selkoe and Bradley Hyman from Boston.
In the following five years, the basic format of sessions and talks was retained, but we began to see new forms of data, such as longitudinal studies and an ever-increasing body of neuropathologic correlational data.
In 2011, the HAI was held as a stand-alone, two-day meeting that was independent of the AAN/ADRC/ADNI meetings. Attendance was approximately 200 and the results of the post-event survey distributed to attendees substantiated the fact that the interest level exhibited by the community could sustain the new two-day format.