Summit 2021 transcript: Data sharing
Transcript from the WDC Summit 2021 session looking at data sharing for dementia research, assessing how we can maximise the benefits of big data developing global cohorts, the comparability and sharing of data, and how we can overcome regulatory barriers.
Summit 2021 transcript: Innovation and incentives
Transcript from the WDC Summit 2021 session looking at innovations and incentives in the drug discovery process, examining what the role of funders, regulators and industry is in developing the research landscape.
Summit 2021 transcript: Are we on track?
Transcript from the WDC Summit 2021 session looking at how the research and policy landscape is facilitating the development of new treatments, the current state of global coordination, and assessed the levels and models of funding to support research.
You can read the programme for the virtual summit here.
Brazil’s commitments to people with dementia
Writing as part of the WDC Summit 2021, the Brazilian minster of health Marcelo Queiroga reiterates Brazil's national initiatives promoted by his ministry in line with the guidelines of the Global Plan.
Addressing dementia cannot wait any longer
Writing as part of the WDC Summit 2021, the WHO's director of mental health and substance use Devora Kestel reflects on lessons from the Covid-19 pandemic and the need for more global research coordination in dementia.
Dementia requires a unified response from all of society
Writing as part of the WDC Summit 2021, the Japanese Minister of Health, Labour, and Welfare Shigeyuki Gotoh reflects on the efforts led by Japan, based on a shared recognition that the various issues related to dementia require a unified response from all of society.
A crucial point in the global fight against dementia
Writing as part of the WDC Summit 2021, the OECD's deputy general secretary Ulrik Vestergaard Knudsen reflects on how we are at a crucial point in the global fight against dementia, and that this global response we have seen develop and strengthen in recent years is too valuable to squander.
Looking to the future: The dementia landscape
A research-focused WDC summit meeting took place on Monday 6 December as a virtual event (originally planned to be held in London, UK). It is a shame we couldn’t meet in-person as planned, but the UK Government’s increased travel restrictions, along with quickly changing situations around the world, meant it was in the interests of safety that we didn't go ahead in-person in London.
A re-scheduled summit is taking place in-person back in London on 28 March 2022.
The shorter programme included three sessions focused on advances in science and the full programme, as well as full transcripts from those session, can be found below.
Because of the need to accommodate timezones, we focused this discussion on the science and research agenda. This event follows the series of global dialogues as part of the WDC’s dementia landscape project, with summit discussions building on previous conversations of international dementia leaders around data sharing (session 1), innovation and incentives (session 2) and asked whether or not the dementia community was on track (session 3).