October 27, 2016 - Global Alliance on Women’s Brain Health in Geneva, Switzerland

Stopping Alzheimer’s by 2025 requires innovation, collaboration and creativity. This ambitious goal necessitates the willingness to learn key lessons from other disease areas and to listen to those living with the disease. That is why at the third annual Lausanne Workshop, we will take a patient-centric and interdisciplinary approach to address ongoing challenges, report on progress toward our goal and propose future action to accelerate advances.

Each year, the Lausanne Workshop convenes international stakeholders in Lausanne, Switzerland to promote innovative strategies in Alzheimer’s research, regulation and access. It was rst held in 2014 as a response to the challenge articulated at the UK G8 Dementia Summit to stop Alzheimer’s by 2025. This goal was reinforced at the First World Health Organization Ministerial Conference on Global Action Against Dementia in 2015.

Since its launch, the Lausanne Workshop has advanced positive steps toward the 2025 goal and demonstrated the power of action-oriented collaboration across the dementia eld. This year, we will strive to articulate in a systematic and comprehensive way the values and treatment perspectives of the global community of those with or at risk of Alzheimer’s and other dementias as well as develop a clear and detailed understanding of the milestones – what is needed to happen by when and by whom – to reach the 2025 goal.

The workshop is organized under the auspices of The Organisation for Economic Co- operation and Development (OECD) and is supported by the State Secretariat for Education, Research and Innovation SERI, Switzerland, The Global CEO Initiative on Alzheimer’s Disease (CEOi) and Alzheimer’s Disease International (ADI).