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Look back at the highlights of the Rethinking Alzheimer’s disease virtual event


Alzheimer's disease, the most common form of dementia, is a pressing issue for our lifetime. Society needs to be responsive to ensure that people can live with more dignity and access services and resources despite their diagnosis. On 26 September 2023, the European Brain Council (EBC), in collaboration with the European Federation of Pharmaceutical Industries and Associations (EFPIA), the [...]


Brain community launches Call to Action to United Nations & Member States during Brain Health & Research Day @ UNGA78 | Event Highlights

20-09-2023|News, Press Release|

On the occasion of the 78th United Nations General Assembly, the European Brain Council in collaboration with the Baker Institute for Public Policy, the Brain Capital Alliance, the Brain Health Nexus and supporting partners hosted a Brain Health & Research Day on 18 September 2023 at the Harvard Club of New York City as part of the Science Summit, bringing together over 150 key stakeholder organisations all committed [...]


Towards Structuring Brain Health Research in Europe

08-08-2023|News, Press Release|

On 4 August 2023, the European Brain Council received confirmation from the European Commission that the joint proposal for the EU-funded Coordination and Support Action (CSA) “Towards structuring brain health research in Europe”, replying to the Horizon Europe call HORIZON-HLTH-2023-DISEASE-03-06, was evaluated positively. 17 organisations led by the German Aerospace Center (Deutsches Zentrum Fur Luft - Und Raumfahrt Ev, [...]


EBC joins EU-level mental health organisations call on EPSCO Council for concrete action on mental health

31-07-2023|News, Press Release|

On July 28, on the occasion of the informal EPSCO Council, EBC joined 5 organisations active in the area of mental health representing mental health professionals, patients, carers and brain researchers, to call on the Spanish Presidency to consider proposing concrete EU-level action on mental health. This call is issued against the background of the recent Commission Communication entitled [...]


Strategic framework for improvement of mental health in the Republic of Croatia until 2030


The Croatian Government adopted the Strategic Framework for Mental Health until 2030. The document recognizes mental health as a public health priority and stresses the need to undertake comprehensive and specific measures of health promotion, prevention and protection of mental health and treatment of mental disorders. It describes an increased prevalence of mental disorders and highlights factors that contribute [...]


9th National Brain Councils Academy – Event Report


The 9th Academy of National Brain Councils (NBCs) took place on 23-24 May 2023 in Brussels, Belgium. The annual meeting brought together NBCs representatives alongside prominent speakers and guests, in-person and remotely, from 15 countries: Austria, Belgium, Croatia, Finland, France, Greece, Italy, Malta, Poland, Portugal, Spain, Switzerland, Serbia, Sweden and Turkey. This year’s meeting was preceded by a campaign [...]


Registration now open for the Rethinking Alzheimer’s disease virtual event


Registration is now open for the virtual event Rethinking Alzheimer’s disease: Moving towards a new Alzheimer’s disease detection and diagnosis pathway in Sweden, taking place virtually on 26 September 2023 at 09:00 – 11:00. The European Brain Council (EBC), in collaboration with the European Federation of Pharmaceutical Industries and Associations (EFPIA), the Swedish Brain Foundation (SBF) and the Swedish Association of the Pharmaceutical Industry (LIF), will explore the [...]


Unleashing the IDPP@CLEF Potential: Assessing Predictive Algorithms and Enabling Data Sharing for Enhanced Research


Each year, the BRAINTEASER project organizes an open evaluation challenge, called iDPP@CLEF (Intelligent Disease Progression Prediction), to involve research groups from academia and industry in the assessment of the performance of their AI algorithms to predict the progression of ALS and MS. These challenges are open to anyone wishing to participate and they are built around real clinical and [...]


EBC attends 9th Congress of the European Academy of Neurology


EBC was pleased to once again take part in the 9th Annual Congress of the European Academy of Neurology (EAN), which took place on 1-4 July 2023 in Budapest, Hungary. The overarching theme of the congress this year was “Neurology beyond the Big Data”. The annual congress provides an unrivaled chance for the neurology community to share a rewarding [...]


EBC presents at the SANT Committee Public Hearing on the ”Mental Health of Youth”


On the 29th of June the European Parliament's Sub-Committee dedicated to public health (SANT) held a hearing on ‘Mental health of youth’. Vinciane Quoidbach, EBC Public Health& Policy, Research Project Manager presented during the public hearing with the presence of many Members of the European Parliament highlighting the importance of investing in brain research and innovation. During her presentation, she highlighted that [...]

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