AI-Mind represented at the 32nd Alzheimer Europe Conference “Building bridges”
The 32nd Alzheimer Europe conference (#32AEC) took place between 17 and 19 October in Bucharest and online under the banner “Building bridges”, bringing together 544 participants from 42 countries. The hybrid format was offered first time, making attendance at the conference as accessible and inclusive as possible for all the delegates and presenters. Vebjørn Andersson from the AI-Mind coordination team at the Oslo University Hospital (OUS), represented the project in person.
Themed ‘Building bridges’, this year’s conference was a great networking opportunity to bring together people with dementia, their carers, Alzheimer’s Association volunteers and staff, health and social care professionals, researchers, academics, and representatives from industries across Europe and beyond.
Iva Holmerová, Chairperson of Alzheimer Europe, expressed in her opening speech that, “we hope to ‘build bridges’ across European borders, to ensure that good practices in dementia care and innovations in diagnosis and treatment are made equally available across the whole European continent.”
Vebjørn Andersson highlighted that “it was interesting to hear about assessing the risks of dementia and ways to communicate about it to patients that are concerned about their memory. Shared experiences from other initiatives tackling the challenge of dementia will help develop and improve the AI-Mind tools.”
With a total number of 544 participants and over 250 presenters, the 32nd Alzheimer Europe became indeed a “bridging” and truly unique event in Europe. In addition to the presentations, the conference provided an online exhibition space for organisations and projects to present key information about their work, interact with the attendees, and request or accept meetings. A special virtual booth was created for the AI-Mind project with key communication materials, including the factsheet, press release, explanatory videos, educational materials, etc.
We were delighted to participate in the 32nd Alzheimer Europe conference and engage with various stakeholders to share knowledge about AI-Mind and increase the project’s impact. To learn more about the conference, please visit the Alzheimer Europe Conference page.
Featured picture provided by @Alzheimer Europe