2017 DIAD Family Conference: Key to the Cure

The third annual DIAD family conference took place on July 15th in London, England, and was the biggest gathering yet!  2017 Family Conference Agenda

Read a letter from a conference attendee »

As an at-risk carrier for an early-onset Alzheimer’s disease mutation, no words can express the gratitude I feel for having had the opportunity to participate in such a unique event.
— Family Conference attendee


Presentation videos

Opening remarks

Master of Ceremonies: Eric McDade, D.O., Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis, MO

Randall Bateman, M.D., Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis, MO, Dean Hartley, Ph.D., Alzheimer’s Association, Eliezer Masliah, M.D. and Richard Hodes, M.D., National Institute on Aging


The genetics of DIAD: then and now

Alison Goate, D.Phil., Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai


DIAD families as the Key to the Cure: then and now

Nick Fox, M.D., University College London (UCL)


Family presentation


Guided discussion: Participating in DIAD research: risk, challenges and the way forward

Moderator: Nick Fox
Panelists: Alison Goate, Natalie Ryan, John Morris, John Hardy, family member


Family presentation


How CSF sampling has and is advancing the field

Henrik Zetterberg, M.D., University of Gothenburg, Sweden & UCL


Where are we with trials?

Eric McDade, D.O., Washington University in St. Louis

Guided discussion: The critical role of DIAD research in pre-symptomatic Alzheimer’s disease

Moderator: Randall Bateman
Panelists: Henrik Zetterberg, Eric McDade, Pierre Tariot, Gary Romano, Rachelle Doody, Eric Siemers, Jason Hassenstab, family member


Family panel on genetic status

Moderator: Susie Henley


Closing Remarks

Eric McDade, D.O., Washington University in St. Louis


Funding for the DIAD Family conference was made possible by the Alzheimer’s Association and by grant #AG055232 from the National Institure 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 NIH; nor does mention by trade names, commercial practices, or organizations imply endorsement by the U.S. Government.