On 28 April, The European Joint Programming Initiative on Neurodegenerative Disease Research (JPND) held its mid-term symposium 2022 in Brussels, Belgium.
Leading researchers from 30 JPND supported projects gathered for a one-day international scientific meeting to liaise, network and facilitate knowledge exchange and best practices in the field of neurodegenerative disease research. Presented project topics ranged from Alzheimer’s to Parkinson’s diseases to rarer diseases such as Huntington’s disease, Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis, Prion disease, Spinal Muscular Atrophy and Spinocerebellar Ataxia.
This event was an opportunity to showcase the EU-FINGERS project and its progress. Professor Miia Kivipelto, Scientific Coordinator of EU-FINGERS, presented an overview of the project, emphasising the contribution provided by the EU-FINGERS Advisory Board. In addition, Anna Rosenberg presented a poster on the project including its workplan, methods and key achievements.
“The aim of this symposium is to facilitate knowledge sharing and communication between the different research groups and to disseminate up-to-date research achievements from all completed JPND supported projects to relevant stakeholders. Networking and knowledge exchange between JPco-fuND projects and other JPND-supported projects, as well as among other conference attendees is key and help to create an international powerful community of researchers involved in neurodegenerative research. Tackling this global challenge is clearly beyond the scope and resources of any one country.”, said Professor Philippe Amouyel, JPND Chair.
Photos and slides can be viewed on the JPND website: https://www.neurodegenerationresearch.eu/supported-projects/jpnd-symposium-2022/