Alzheimer's Disease-Related Dementias Summit 2016

March 29, 2016 - March 30, 2016

Contact: Roderick A. Corriveau, Ph.D.
Contact Email:

Natcher Auditorium Bethesda, Maryland United States

cover of Alzheimer's Disease Related Dementias Summit 2016 book

Sponsored by:

National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke

In collaboration with:

National Institute on Aging


The ADRD Summit 2016 addressed special research priorities for Alzheimer's disease-related dementias, including frontotemporal (FTD), Lewy body (LBD), mixed, and vascular dementia. Organized by the NINDS in collaboration with the National Institute on Aging (NIA), the summit is part of the National Plan To Address Alzheimer's Disease: 2015 Update, and is complementary to NIA's Alzheimer's Disease Research Summit 2015.

The ADRD Summit 2016 and the final approved recommendations  reflect the outcome of the pre-Summit, Summit, and post-Summit efforts. Prioritized research recommendations, timelines and time frames have been divided into six topic areas: multiple etiology dementias, non-governmental organizations, health disparities, FTD, LBD, and vascular contributions to cognitive impairment and dementia (VCID). Each prioritized recommendation includes a timeline that indicates anticipated time to completion, or implementation of fully operational status and a timeframe for when the research could ideally be started.

All recommendations listed in the final report(pdf, 711 KB) (PDF ,694KB)(pdf, 711 KB) represent very important research goals and mean research goal is among the top items in its respective field. The timelines represent the intervals from now to expected completion or full implementation, if resources are available to start immediately, and are independent of prioritization while the timeframe list the ideal time to start the research recommendation. There are several reasons why one recommendation might be expected to take longer than another, however, longer time to completion or full implementation does not diminish a recommendation's priority.

Related Resources

Event Program(pdf, 3075 KB)

ADRD Summit 2016 Report to the National Advisory Neurological Disorders and Stroke Council (pdf, 922 KB)(pdf, 901 kb)