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Save the date for the launch event of the RETHINKING Alzheimer’s disease White Paper!


The launch event of the RETHINKING Alzheimer's disease White Paper, calling for change in Alzheimer's care, will take place virtually on 24 January 2023 at 12:30 - 14:00. About Alzheimer's disease Alzheimer’s disease (AD) is a neurodegenerative disease that progresses in stages, beginning with a long silent phase before symptoms occur. It is the underlying cause in 70% of people with [...]


A call for health and life sciences to be recognized as the 3rd strategic pillar for Europe for a true EU Health Union


On 14 November, the EU Health Coalition published a vision for European health, supported by a set of concrete recommendations and policy proposals designed to make it happen. The Coalition is a multi-stakeholder initiative exploring the future of healthcare in Europe. The recommendations were officially launched in Brussels at the third EU Health Summit: Towards an EU Health Union. Our vision [...]


Connecting brains for the future: Brain Innovation Days 2022 event report


On 11-12 October 2022, the European Brain Council was pleased to host its second in-person Brain Innovation Days in Brussels. Held in conjunction with the Final Conference of the European Brain Research Area, the Days brought together the main circle of influence in the brain sector, with key players in the brain research and innovation field networking together: investors, [...]


Alzheimer Europe Conference: Symposium on rethinking the early detection and diagnosis of Alzheimer’s disease


Alzheimer’s disease (AD) is a major unmet medical need that requires innovation to be aligned with public health needs. It represents between 60% and 70% of the dementia cases. It is still diagnosed too late when the symptoms become evident as the disease progresses.  AD is now portrayed as continuum consisting of 3 stages: an asymptomatic preclinical phase, a [...]


European Brain Foundation officially launches at the Brain Innovation Days


11 October 2022 | On the occasion of the 2nd in-person Brain Innovation Days, the newly-formed European Brain Foundation (EBF)  — an independent multidisciplinary and multistakeholder charity whose founding members represent leading European neurological, neurosurgical, and psychiatric clinical societies as well as neuroscience research and patient organisations  — was officially launched. Born from the idea of EBC's Past President, [...]


EBC holds roundtable on Global Partnerships in Brain Research at the Science Summit @ UNGA77


On 26 September 2022, in the framework of the Science Summit at the 77th United Nations General Assembly, the European Brain Council and Cohen Veterans Bioscience, in partnership with the Brain Capital Alliance and OECD Neuroscience-inspired Policy Initiative convened a meeting on Global Partnerships in Brain Research in New York, USA. Bringing leaders in neuroscience around the table, the meeting [...]


Final Programme Available for Brain Innovation Days – Register Now!


The Brain Innovation Days are just one month away, taking place in Brussels on 11-12 October 2022. The programme is final, the applications processed and we are so excited to bring you one-and-a-half days of high-level brain innovation. Join us in Brussels to: Be part of the circle of influence in the brain sector & network with key players in the brain research [...]


One week left to shape the programme of the Brain Innovation Days!


The Brain Innovation Days bring the brain ecosystem together to foster dialogue, exchange knowledge, accelerate investment in research & innovation and facilitate business development.  This year’s Brain Innovation Days event, to be held on 11-12 October 2022 in Brussels, will centre around “Connecting Brains”; bringing together the current and future generations of brain research and innovation.  Abstract submission to be part of the [...]


Sir Colin Blakemore (1944-2022): A Tribute


Neuroscientist, outstanding science communicator, advocate of animal rights, rationality and openness. The Observer described Blakemore as one of the UK's most influential scientists and a determined and courageous opponent of the violence of the animal rights movement. Colin, despite threats to himself and his family, including a parcel bomb opened by his children (which did not explode), continued [...]

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