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Alzheimer's Talks: a free teleconference series offered by UsAgainstAlzheimer's Network covering a wide range of topics with leaders in the Alzheimer's community. To to sign up for upcoming teleconferences visit: www.usagainstalzheimers.org.
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Alzheimer's Talks - June 2017
Dr. Laurie Ryan was our guest for the June Alzheimer’s Talks presented by UsAgainstAlzheimer's. Dr. Ryan is Chief of the Dementias of Aging Branch in the Division of Neuroscience at the National Institute on Aging, which is part of the National Institutes of Health (NIH). At the National Institute on Aging, she directs Alzheimer’s disease clinical trials research.
Dr. Ryan discussed efforts and plans to improve the pace and quality of clinical trials and clinical research, with an emphasis on better strategies for recruiting volunteers into trials. The NIA currently has 59 ongoing clinical trials, many in early-stage clinical drug development, as well as a number of trials looking at non-pharmacological or lifestyle interventions.