North Carolina Participates in International Research Conference

On July 31 – August 4, over 10,000 researchers from across the globe attended the Alzheimer’s Association International Conference (AAIC) in San Diego, CA. This group of some of the best and brightest minds in Alzheimer’s and dementia science included 14 attendees from right here in North Carolina.

More than 80 scientific presentations from the conference were from North Carolina-based researchers and investigators from including: Duke, University, East Carolina University, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, UNC Greensboro, Wake Forest University and other research centers.

We often don’t realize the important work going on right in our backyards, so we tracked down local speakers, poster presenters and other attendees so that we could share their expertise and excitement with you here in North Carolina.

It’s not just about sharing knowledge; it’s about sharing how you are making a difference. Every dollar that we raise here in North Carolina funds both our support services and our vital research efforts, whether by directly funding Alzheimer’s Association International Research Grants or by helping us convene the world’s leading experts through events like AAIC.

Check out these highlights from the ground at AAIC:


Dr. John Didsbury & Nick Anderson, Raleigh-based T3D Therapeutics
Read – Discoveries Out of Discoveries: N.C. Researchers Carving New Paths


Dr. Marianne Chanti-Ketterl, Duke University
Researcher and Eastern North Carolina Board member
Video – Excitement from AAIC & Underserved Populations



Takiyah Starks, Wake Forest School of Medicine | Shayan Nik Akhtar, East Carolina University | Samaneh Nemati, University of South Carolina
Read – Between the Poster Rows at AAIC

Katherine Lambert, Region Leader for the NC, SC & GA Chapters and Western Carolina Chapter CEO
Alzheimer’s Association
Video – Sports-related injuries and Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy (CTE)

We hope you’ve found helpful these examples of how the funds you raise advance research from around the world that in turn impacts our own local communities.  Thank you for all you do to support our mission to end Alzheimer’s.

About the Alzheimer’s Association International Conference (AAIC)

AAIC is the largest and most influential international meeting dedicated to advancing dementia science. Each year, AAIC convenes the world’s leading basic science and clinical researchers, next-generation investigators, clinicians and the care research community to share research discoveries that’ll lead to methods of prevention and treatment and improvements in the diagnosis of Alzheimer’s disease. Read more about the highlights from AAIC22.

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