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Advancing Alzheimer's disease diagnosis, treatment, and care: recommendations from the Ware Invitational Summit.

  • Author(s): Naylor, Mary D;
  • Karlawish, Jason H;
  • Arnold, Steven E;
  • Khachaturian, Ara S;
  • Khachaturian, Zaven S;
  • Lee, Virginia M-Y;
  • Baumgart, Matthew;
  • Banerjee, Sube;
  • Beck, Cornelia;
  • Blennow, Kaj;
  • Brookmeyer, Ron;
  • Brunden, Kurt R;
  • Buckwalter, Kathleen C;
  • Comer, Meryl;
  • Covinsky, Kenneth;
  • Feinberg, Lynn Friss;
  • Frisoni, Giovanni;
  • Green, Colin;
  • Guimaraes, Renato Maia;
  • Gwyther, Lisa P;
  • Hefti, Franz F;
  • Hutton, Michael;
  • Kawas, Claudia;
  • Kent, David M;
  • Kuller, Lewis;
  • Langa, Kenneth M;
  • Mahley, Robert W;
  • Maslow, Katie;
  • Masters, Colin L;
  • Meier, Diane E;
  • Neumann, Peter J;
  • Paul, Steven M;
  • Petersen, Ronald C;
  • Sager, Mark A;
  • Sano, Mary;
  • Schenk, Dale;
  • Soares, Holly;
  • Sperling, Reisa A;
  • Stahl, Sidney M;
  • van Deerlin, Vivianna;
  • Stern, Yaakov;
  • Weir, David;
  • Wolk, David A;
  • Trojanowski, John Q
  • et al.
Abstract

To address the pending public health crisis due to Alzheimer's disease (AD) and related neurodegenerative disorders, the Marian S. Ware Alzheimer Program at the University of Pennsylvania held a meeting entitled "State of the Science Conference on the Advancement of Alzheimer's Diagnosis, Treatment and Care," on June 21-22, 2012. The meeting comprised four workgroups focusing on Biomarkers; Clinical Care and Health Services Research; Drug Development; and Health Economics, Policy, and Ethics. The workgroups shared, discussed, and compiled an integrated set of priorities, recommendations, and action plans, which are presented in this article.

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