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03-06-2006, 06:39 PM
The world's leading physicians and scientists in the fields of Alzheimer's disease treatment and dementia research will participate in the 9th International Geneva/Springfield Symposium on the Advances in Alzheimer Therapy. The conference will be held April 19-22 at the International Conference Center in Geneva, Switzerland. They will highlight the latest discoveries in the treatment of dementia and results of the most recent clinical trials using drug, cellular and gene therapies.

More than 100 sessions will be presented by 125 speakers during the four-day symposium. Nearly 800 specialists are expected to attend the international gathering.

Included in those presentations will be historical data reflecting the progress of the treatment of Alzheimer's disease with cholinesterase inhibitors over the past 20 years; the results of three large clinical trials utilizing cholinesterase inhibitors in at-risk patients; and recommendations for usage of vaccination against beta-amyloid aggregation, the accumulation of toxins in the brain that destroys nerves which can lead to Alzheimer's disease.

Among the speakers:
Stephen L. Minger, Ph.D., Wolfson Center for Age-Related Disease, London, England: Stem Cell Therapy of Alzheimer Disease: Which Way to Go?;


03-06-2006, 06:44 PM
...but no talk of the potential for stem cells in AD treatment?

03-07-2006, 09:06 AM
...but no talk of the potential for stem cells in AD treatment?

I presume that Dr Stephen Minger will cover that aspect; maybe others too.