The first edition of the Global Research Summit closes with successful attendance

On Friday, June 25, we celebrated the third and last webinar of the first edition of the Global Research Summit, an event promoted by Ace Azheimer Center Barcelona, in collaboration with Grifols and with the support of Kern Pharma and the UIC.

The webinar “Blood circulating factors contributing to dementia pathophysiology” brought together more than 90 professionals from the field of dementia research. From Tony Wyss-Coray, Professor of Neurology and Neurological Sciences at Stanford University; and Berislav Zlokovic; Director of the Zilkha Neurogenetic Institute, those attending this session heard the latest news on blood circulating factors involved in the development of dementias. After these two presentations, the Q&A session chaired by Chris R Butler, clinical senior lecturer at Imperial College London, began.

Dr. Mercè Boada, Chief Medical Officer of Ace Alzheimer Center Barcelona and host of the Global Research Summit, thanked "the generosity of the speakers and the participation of the audience, which was, without a doubt, the best possible combination. An example of the success of bringing the talent and to launch initiatives that allow us to interact positively, especially in the context that we have experienced."

The quality of the content shared during the Global Research Summit was demonstrated by the high participation of attendees in each of the webinars, with an average retention rate of 74% and an overall rating of 4.7 out of 5.

The Global Research Summit will return in 2022

More than 300 professionals in the field of dementia from 18 nationalities have participated in the three sessions of the Ace Global Research Summit 2021.

Twelve leading experts in the world of dementia such as Victor Luis Villemagne, from the University of Pittsburgh; Henrik Zetterberg, from the University of Gothenburg (Switzerland); o Tony Wyss-Coray, from Stanford University (United States), have shared the advances in their areas of knowledge and have talked with the attendees about the research they carry out.

"The first edition of the Global Research Summit has been a success and we are convinced that we must replicate the format next year. Having time to debate and share with the speakers has been the backbone of the enriching discussions generated during the sessions," he explains Dr. Ruiz, scientific director of the entity.

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