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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.

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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