The future of dementia research and care

The World Dementia Council (WDC) is hosting an in-person summit to bring together global leaders and the international dementia community
Monday 6 December 2021
09:00 – 17:00
Francis Crick Institute, London, UK

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

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. 

Josh Newlove
Summit lead

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.

The summit programme and participants will be announced next month. This summit is by invitation only.

A drinks reception open for all attendees will take place at the conclusion of the summit at 17:00.

The WDC cannot organise travel and accommodation, but you can find a list of recommended nearby hotels here.

If you have any questions or require any further information, please contact summit lead Josh Newlove using the contact link above.

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