Alzheimer’s Disease biomarkers: a population perspective
Professor Carole Dufouil, Research Professor, Inserm, Bordeaux School of Public Health, Bordeaux, France
Tuesday, 16 October 2018, 9.30am to 10.30am
Seminar Room, University Department of Psychiatry, Warneford
Biomarkers provide a dynamic and powerful approach to understanding the spectrum of diseases from the earliest manifestations to the terminal stages. A recently published framework for the diagnosis of Alzheimer’s Disease (AD) in research studies would allow diagnosis on the sole basis of two biomarkers (b-amyloid and tau). This revision will have substantial implications for future Alzheimer’s research. We will discuss the conditions that need to be met (validity, reliability, innovation) for this new diagnostic framework to foster identification of effective strategies to prevent or treat AD.