Alzheimer’s Disease research is accelerating with exciting new insights into molecular and cellular mechanisms. This upcoming conference brings together some of the thought leaders in the field with young investigators to stimulate discussion and interaction.

We anticipate further insights into the triangle amyloid, Tau and neuroinflammation and how these might provide novel therapeutic approaches.

The following topics will be the focus of this conference:
- Genes and environment
- Synapse and circuitry
- Mechanisms and models of disease
- Seeds and spreading of disease

Next to an inspiring scientific program, conference participants will have ample networking opportunities (both live and virtual) during the breaks, poster sessions and the conference dinner.

Information for poster submissions
The format for your poster should be: A0 (841 x 1189 mm / 33.1 x 46.8 in), portrait orientation. The best fourteen abstracts will be given a short talk slot in the plenary program. No registration is needed before submitting a abstract. The deadline for abstracts is 27 August 2021. All accepted poster submissions will have a chance to win one of the two SAO Poster Prizes.

SAO sponsored Travel grants and registration waive
SAO will sponsor 10 poster presenters (PhD or postdoc) for a travel grant plus registration fee waive. Submit your motivation below by clicking on the 'Apply for a grant' button before 30 July 2021. The organizing committee will notify you of your travel grant acceptance by the end of August.

Speaker line-up
Session 1: Genes and environment
- Lucía Chávez Gutiérrez VIB-KU Leuven Center for Brain & Disease Research, BE
- Christopher Glass University of California, San Diego, US
- Steven A. Goldman University of Rochester Medical Center, US
- Henne Holstege Amsterdam UMC & Amsterdam Alzheimer Center, NL
- Christine Van Broeckhoven VIB-UAntwerp Center for Molecular Neurology, BE
- Sangram S. Sisodia Department of Neurobiology, University of Chicago, US
- Steven A. Goldman University of Rochester Medical Center, US

Session 2: Synapse and circuitry
- Marc Aurel Busche UK Dementia Research Institute at UCL, UK
- Inna Slutsky Tel Aviv University, IL
- Tara Spires-jones The University of Edinburgh and UK Dementia Research Institute, UK
- Li-Huei Tsai The Picower Institute for Learning and Memory & MIT, US
- Matthijs Verhage Vrije Universiteit & Amsterdam University Medical Center, NL

Evening keynote: Roger M Nitsch CEO, Neurimmune, CH

Session 3: Mechanisms and models of disease
- Philip L. De Jager Division of Neuroimmunology & Taub Institute for Research on Alzheimer’s Disease and the Aging Brain, Columbia University Medical Center, US
- Jerome Mertens Salk Institute for Biological Studies, US & University of Innsbruck, AT
- Anne Rovelet-Lecrux University of Rouen, Inserm UMR1245, FR
- Beth Stevens FB Kirby Neurobiology Center; Boston Children's Hospital & Broad Institute Member, US
- Tony Wyss-Coray Stanford University, US
- Henrik Zetterberg University of Gothenburg, SE and UK Dementia Research Institute, UK.

Session 4: Seeds and spreading of disease
- Luc Buée University of Lille, Inserm, CHU-Lille, FR
- Bart De Strooper VIB-KU Leuven Center for Brain & Disease Research, BE & UK Dementia Research Institute, UK
- Karen E. Duff UK Dementia Research Institute at UCL, UK
- Mathias Jucker The Hertie Institute for Clinical Brain Research (HIH) & German Center for Neurodegenerative Diseases (DZNE), DE
- Maiken Nedergaard University of Rochester, Medical Center, US

Start: Wednesday, 27 October 2021 @ 08:50

End: Thursday, 28 October 2021 @ 18:10

Timezone: Brussels CET

Venue: KU Leuven, Promotion & Jubileumzaal

City: Leuven

Region: Vlaams-Brabant

Country: Belgium

Postcode: 3000

Organizer: VIB Conferences


Host institutions: VIB

Keywords: Alzheimer's Disease, Genes and environment, Synapse and circuitry, Mechanisms and models of disease, Seeds and spreading of disease, triangle amyloid, Tau, neuroinflammation

Capacity: 300

Event type:
  • Receptions and networking
  • Meetings and conferences

Sponsors: Stichting Alzheimer Onderzoek

Scientific topics: Neurology, Neurobiology