Family Conferences

Conferences are sponsored by the Dominantly Inherited Alzheimer Network Trials Unit (DIAN-TU) and the Alzheimer’s Association, with grant support (1R13AG055232-01) from the National Institutes on Health/National Institute on Aging.*

Learn about the annual international family conference that brings together individuals affected by DIAD to learn from and support each other and hear about the latest research.


We recognize that advancements in the fight against DIAD are only possible with the support and participation of DIAD families in our research. To share what we’ve learned and enable families to connect with each other, the Dominantly Inherited Alzheimer Network Trials Unit (DIAN-TU), in partnership with the Alzheimer’s Association, hosts an international Family Conference each year.

These conferences offer both families and physicians the opportunity to hear and ask questions about the latest research efforts as well as learn about available resources, long-term care concerns and advocacy efforts.

The 2018 conference will be held in Chicago, IL, on July 21st. Please check back for more details soon.

Past conference highlights

2017 Family Conference
2016 Family Conference
2015 Family Conference

Support the family conferences

Charitable contributions will help us to not only keep the conferences going, but also support some families impacted by DIAD who travel to the conference. All gifts are tax deductible.

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*Funding for this conference was made possible in part by grant 1R13 AG 055232-01 from the National Institute on Aging. The views expressed in written conference materials or publications and by speakers and moderators do not necessarily reflect the official policies of the Department of Health and Human Services; nor does mention by trade names, commercial practices, or organizations imply endorsement by the U.S. Government.