STATEMENT REGARDING COVID-19

Extraordinary times require extraordinary measures. The current coronavirus crisis has prompted us to take action on the upcoming XII Barcelona-Pittsburgh Conference edition.

After conscientiously studying all the scenarios and given the uncertain and risky situation, in which many countries already prevent or advise against travelling, we consider that the best option is to postpone the conference to the 19-21 May 2021.

It is our duty to live up to the confidence that the experts and attendees have placed in us and our organization. We are willing to assume the cancellation of the conference to prioritize the health and safety of our speakers and chairs, attendees and the conference team.

The scientific committee of the conference has always had the firm will to design a conference that highlights the hard work of the speakers and promotes networking to build synergies and create networks that help science grow. That is why we do not want to lose the benefits of a face-to-face meeting and we hope you can already set in your agenda the dates for the Barcelona-Pittsburgh 2021.

As much as we are saddened by this situation, we do believe that in difficult times safety must come first.

Who we are

Fundació ACE – Barcelona Alzheimer’s Treatment & Research Center and the Alzheimer’s disease Research Center (ADRC) of the University Of Pittsburgh School Of Medicine organize since 1998 the biennial Barcelona–Pittsburgh Conference.

What we do

We work to offer a quality conference bringing together panelists of recognized national and international scientific prestige; and creating an interactive space related to neuroscience, with the ultimate objective of benefiting the affected people and their families.

Why us?

Over the years, the Barcelona – Pittsburgh Conference has become a reference in the field of dementia. The conference is aimed at all professionals working with dementia, both from a medical and a socio-legal perspective.

20 May 2020
Workshop on Ethics
20 May 2020
Workshop on Behavioral symptoms in Dementia
21 May 2020
XII BCN-PIT
22 May 2020
XII BCN-PIT

REGISTRATION

KEY NOTE LECTURE – Ethics of Predictive Diagnostics: Insights from the PreDADQoL-project

Christiane Woopen
Chair: C Schwegler

PANEL – ETHICS

Chair: B Schmitz-Luhn, M Boada

Biomarker-based risk estimation in MCI and SCD

Arno de Wilde

Ethical challenges related to pre-dementia diagnosis of AD and dementia risk estimation in clinical practice

Frank Jessen

Data and experience from the PreDADQoL project

Ayda Rostamzadeh

Quality of Life after biomarkers: lights and shadows

Pilar Cañabate

DISCUSSION

REGISTRATION

KEY NOTE LECTURE

Christopher Butler
Chair: S Valero

PANEL – BEYOND NPI

Chair: C Butler

Título/Title

Gerard Piñol

Título/Title

Robert Sweet

Interaction of neuropsychiatric symptoms with APOE4 and conversion to dementia in MCI patients in a Memory Clinic

Sergi Valero

Título/Title

DISCUSSION

REGISTRATION

PANEL – BIOMARKERS

Chairs: A Orellana, A Lleó

OCT

Marta Marquié

Implementation of CSF AD biomarkers in a Memory Unit: a 10-year perspective

Albert Lleó Bisa

PROTEOMICA

Steven Braithwaite

KEY NOTE LECTURE

Lew Kuller

PANEL – PERIPHERAL HYPOTHESIS

Chair: M Boada

Título/Title

Antonio Páez

Título/Title

Santos Mañes

Título/Title

Oscar López

Coffee Break

KEY NOTE LECTURE – Amyloid, tau and neuroinflammation imaging in Alzheimer’s disease

Victor Villemagne
Chair: O Lopez

PANEL – NEUROIMAGING

Chair: V Villemagne

Neuropathology-neuroimaging correlation studies

Milos Ikonomovic

Improved imaging quantification approaches

Vincent Doré

Insights into late-onset AD pathology using PET imaging in individuals with APP overproduction

Annie Cohen

OPENING FUNDACIÓ ACE’S BOARD OF TRUSTEES 6TH “FUNDACIÓ ACE. JOAN BOADA & MERCÈ ROVIRA” AWARD

Robert Fabregat
Introduced by: A Ruiz

Lunch

KEY NOTE LECTURE

Sudha Seshadri
Chair: A Ruiz

PANEL – CHARGE

Chair: O López

Gene Discovery for Multifactorial Disease: Promises and Challenges for Etiology & Precision Medicine

Myriam Fornage

Gut microbiome and cognitive function

Cornelia Van Duijn

Título/Title

Claudia L. Satizabal Barrera

Título/Title

Joshua C. Bis

KEY NOTE LECTURE

Carla Abdelnour
Chair: M Boada

Coffee Break

PANEL – NEW TREATMENTS

Chairs: M Boada, C Abdelnour

Título/Title

Suzanne Hendrix

Initiation ot the Phase 2/3 GAIN trial of COR388, a novel bacterial virulence factor inhibitor for the treatment of Alzheimer’s Disease based on Phase 1 a/b safety, PK, biomarker and efficacy data

Michael J. Detke

Título/Title

PANEL – NEW TREATMENTS 2

Chairs: M Boada, C Abdelnour

Título/Title

Geoffrey Kerchner

Título/Title

Título/Title

KEY NOTE LECTURE

Frank Jessen
Chair: M Boada

PANEL – LOOKING FOR ASYNTOMATICS: LEARNINGS

Chair: M Boada

Proyecto Vallecas

Bryan Strange

FACEHBI

Marta Marquié

Título/Title

José Luis Molinuevo

The Natural History of Alzheimer’s Disease in adults with Down Syndrome: a cross-sectional study

Rafael Blesa

KEY NOTE LECTURE

Pierre Meulien
Chair: M Boada

PANEL – IMI

Chairs: J Georges

EPAD

José Luis Molinuevo

IMI2-ADAPTED: Alzheimer’s disease apolipoprotein pathology for treatment elucidation and development

Agustín Ruiz

MOPEAD

Mercè Boada

AMYPAD

Gill Farrar

Coffee Break

KEY NOTE LECTURE – Genetics of Alzheimer’s disease: where we are and where we are going

Jean Charles Lambert
Chair: S Moreno-Grau

PANEL – GENETICS

Chairs: Lambert, Moreno-Grau

The Gr@ACE Project Update

Sonia Moreno Grau

EADB

Alfredo Ramírez

VUMC Genetics

Sven van der Lee

A Story of TAU, the Basques and the Mediterranean

Pascual Sánchez-Juan

CLOSING LECTURE – Investigation of the Human Connectome in Aging and Dementia

James T. Becker
Chair: L Tárraga

SCIENTIFIC ADVISORY BOARD

Mercè Boada, Fundació ACE, Spain.
Agustín Ruiz, Fundació ACE, Spain.
Óscar López, University of Pittsburgh, USA.
Jesús Ávila, Centro de Biología Molecular Severo Ochoa, Spain.
Cornelia Van Duijn, University of Oxford, UK.
James Becker, University of Pittsburgh, USA.
Lluís Tárraga, Fundació ACE, Spain.

CLOSING CEREMONY

Chairs: A Benaque, L Tárraga, A Ruiz
 
 
 

 

Location

World Trade Center
Edif. Este, Moll de Barcelona, s/n, 08039 Barcelona

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