Looking to the future: The dementia landscape

6 December 2021 | London, UK, | Francis Crick Institute


The WDC Summit 2021 will bring together the international dementia community and global leaders from across government, academia, industry, life sciences, the care industry and advocacy.

Josh Newlove
Summit lead

Following a series of global dialogues as part of the WDC’s dementia landscape project, the summit will build on conversations of international dementia leaders around biomarkers, treatments, clinical trials, non-amyloid targets in research, better care, prevention, technology, progress in low- and middle-income countries, data sharing, ageing societies, the readiness of health systems, psychosocial approaches, early career scientists, and the perspectives of those with lived experience of dementia. 

It will continue the format of previous gatherings in Tokyo 2019 and London 2018. As well as reflecting on what has been achieved, the summits identify public policy challenges that need to be overcome and focus on how governments, international organizations and the dementia community can help accelerate progress towards the 2025 goals.

In December 2013 the G8 (now G7) met in London and agreed ambitious goals to develop a disease-modifying therapy, improve care, increase awareness, and reduce the risk of dementia by 2025. Eight years on, the WDC and partners will once again bring global leaders and the international dementia community back together to assess where we have come from, where we are now and what steps needs to be taken to realize the 2025 goals.

This event is by invitation only and a drinks reception open for all attendees will take place at the conclusion of the summit at 17:00. If you have any questions or require any further information, please contact summit lead Josh Newlove using the adjacent contact link.



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