AAN 2018*: An Update on Scientific Advances and Clinical Strategies in Alzheimer’s Disease

The American Academy of Neurology (AAN) Annual Meeting was held in Los Angeles, California, April 21-27, 2018.  The AAN annual meeting is the largest international gathering of neurologists and neuroscience professionals. In this activity, 2 experts summarize the key learnings from this year’s conference focusing on Alzheimer’s disease (AD).

*This webcast is not endorsed by the conference organizer. Elsevier Office of Continuing Medical Education is an independent medical education company that provides clinical updates, analysis, and expert perspectives through conference coverage educational programs.


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


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

  • Identify therapies in development for the treatment of AD
  • Analyze advances in the development of biomarkers to diagnose AD and to evaluate and monitor interventions


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

Gad A. Marshall, MD
Assistant Professor of Neurology
Harvard Medical School
Associate Neurologist
Associate Medical Director of Clinical Trials
Center for Alzheimer Research and Treatment
Brigham and Women’s Hospital
Assistant in Neurology
Massachusetts General Hospital
Boston, Massachusetts

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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:

Name of Faculty or PresenterRelationship Identified With:
Liana G. Apostolova, MD, MSc, FAANHas no relationships with commercial interests
Gad A. Marshall, MD

Consultant/Advisor: Grifols Inc.; Pfizer Inc

Grant/Research Support: Eisai Co., Ltd; Eli Lilly and Company; Janssen Pharmaceuticals, Inc.; Novartis AG

Non-faculty: Lyerka Miller, PhD; Sandy Breslow; Alison Kemp; and Bernard M. Abrams, MD, 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.

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This activity has been supported by independent educational grants from Avanir Pharmaceuticals and Biogen.

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