The Brain Awareness Campaign is officially celebrated during this week, and we would like to use it as an opportunity to bring attention to brain science and advocate for science funding.

Synapse is greatly involved in some of the most ambitious European brain research initiatives, especially those conducting research on Alzheimer’s disease. Currently, Synapse is a part of four European initiatives for Alzheimer’s disease: EPAD, AMYPAD, ROADMAP and EMIF, all funded under the auspices of the IMI-JU.

EPAD (The European Prevention of Alzheimer’s Dementia) aims to create a novel environment for testing numerous interventions targeted at the prevention of Alzheimer’s dementia, while its sister project AMYAPAD (Amyloid imaging to prevent Alzheimer’s Disease) focuses on studying the value of β-amyloid imaging as a diagnostic and therapeutic marker for AD.

ROADMAP (Real world Outcomes across the Alzheimer’s Disease spectrum for better care: Multi-modal data Access Platform) and EMIF projects are focused on data integration tools for dataset characterisation and interpretation of Real World Evidence data, and re-use and exploitation of available patient-level data to support novel research.

The Brain Awareness Week is celebrated worldwide. In Barcelona, the Brain Film Fest 2018, supported by Pasqual Maragall Foundation, our partner in EPAD and AMYPAD, broadcasts featured and short films, and offers lectures and workshops.

To check Brain Awareness Week events near you, go to BAW Calendar.

More about our projects here: EPAD, AMYPAD, ROADMAP, EMIF.