An Update on Scientific Advances and Clinical Strategies in Alzheimer’s Disease: Report from AAIC 2016

The Alzheimer's Association International Conference® 2016 (AAIC®) annual meeting was held in Toronto, Canada, July 22-28, 2016. AAIC is the world's largest forum for the dementia research community. Researchers, clinicians, care providers, and students from more than 70 countries gather at AAIC to network and discuss the latest dementia study results, theories, and discoveries. In this activity, 2 experts summarize the key learnings from this year’s conference.


This activity has been designed to meet the educational needs of health care professionals involved in the diagnosis, treatment, or management of patients with Alzheimer’s Disease (AD).


Upon completion of this activity, participants will be better able to:

  1. Discuss recent advances in clinical trials of AD

  2. Identify symptomatic therapies in development for the treatment of AD

  3. Analyze the use of biomarkers to identify patients with early-stage AD


Liana G. Apostolova, MD, MSc, FAAN
Barbara and Peer Baekgaard Professor in Alzheimer's Disease Research
Professor in Neurology, Radiology, Medical and Molecular Genetics
Indiana Alzheimer Disease Center
Indiana University School of Medicine
Indianapolis, Indiana

Marwan Noel Sabbagh, MD, FAAN
Karsten Solheim Chair for Dementia
Professor of Neurology
Director, Alzheimer’s Disease and Memory Disorders Division
Barrow Neurological Institute
Research Professor of Neurology, UA College of Medicine-Phoenix
Phoenix, Arizona

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The faculty reported the following financial relationships or relationships to products or devices they or their spouse/life partner have with commercial interests related to the content of this CME activity:

FacultyRelationship Identified With:
Liana G. Apostolova, MD, MSc, FAAN

Consultant/Advisor: Eli Lilly and Company

Grant/Research Support: GE Healthcare Inc.

Speakers Bureau:  Eli Lilly and Company; GE Healthcare Inc.; Piramal Enterprises Ltd.
Marwan Noel Sabbagh MD, FAAN

Consultant/Advisor: Axovant Sciences Ltd.; Biogen; FORUM Pharmaceuticals Inc.; Eli Lilly and Company; Fujirebio Diagnostics, Inc.; Grifols; Humana; Sanofi; vTv Therapeutics

Grant/Research Support: AstraZeneca; Avid Radiopharmaceuticals, Inc.; Axovant Sciences Ltd.; Eli Lilly and Company; F. Hoffmann-La Roche Ltd; Genentech, Inc.; Merck & Co., Inc.; Pfizer Inc.; Piramal Enterprises Ltd.; vTv Therapeutics

Stock Ownership: Brain Health; Muses Labs; Versanum

Royalties/Patents: Penguin Random House LLC.

Non-faculty: Sandy Breslow; Alison Kemp; Bernard Abrams, MD; Kimberly Joab; and Lyerka Miller, PhD hereby state that neither they nor their spouse/life partner have any financial relationships to products or devices with any commercial interest related to the content of this activity of any amount during the past 12 months.

Financial Support

This activity has been supported by independent educational grants from GE Healthcare Inc., and Otsuka America Pharmaceutical, Inc. and Lundbeck.

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Jointly provided by the Elsevier Office of Continuing Medical Education and Miller Medical Communications, LLC.

CME Credit (Physicians) 

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The Elsevier Office of Continuing Medical Education designates this enduring activity for a maximum of 0.75 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditTM. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

AANP Credit (Nurse Practitioners) 

This activity is approved for 0.75 contact hour(s) of continuing education by the American Association of Nurse Practitioners. Activity ID 16102402. This activity was planned in accordance with the AANP CE Standards and Policies.


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  • 0.75 Non-physician
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Available Credit

  • 0.75 AANP
  • 0.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™
  • 0.75 Non-physician
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