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    The 36th Global Conference of Alzheimer’s Disease International in Krakow

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    The 36th Global Conference of Alzheimer’s Disease International took place in Krakow from April 24-26, 2024, marking the first time the conference was held in this location. Hosted by the Polish Alzheimer’s Association, a member of ADI, the event was a significant milestone in the global fight against Alzheimer’s disease and dementia.

    Alzheimer's Disease International (ADI) is a worldwide federation that comprises Alzheimer and dementia associations, and has official relations with the World Health Organization (WHO). Its objective is to reduce risk, provide timely diagnosis, care, and inclusion for people affected by Alzheimer's disease and dementia today, and ultimately find a cure for the future. ADI collaborates with relevant organizations, caregivers, people living with dementia, and dementia associations globally to increase awareness, combat stigma, and promote the importance of dementia as a global health priority.

    ADI’s conference, which is the longest-running international conference on Alzheimer’s disease and dementia, brings together researchers, medical professionals, people living with dementia, family caregivers, scientists, and volunteers from Alzheimer and dementia associations. The event features various leading international speakers, scientific and non-scientific content, and a high standard of discussion on Alzheimer’s disease and dementia.

    The ADI 2024 conference program, ‘Dementia: Insights. Innovations. Inspirations.’, will focus on the seven action areas of the WHO’s Global Action Plan on dementia, which center around policy, awareness, prevention and diagnosis, research, care, and treatment. The conference is held every second year and leaves a positive impact on the destination where it takes place.

    Krakow host the ADI 2024 conference. The bidding efforts were initiated by Symposium Cracoviense in 2018, and the Polish bid received support from the Polish Tourism Organisation and the Warsaw Convention Bureau in the form of supporting letters. After an inspection visit to Poland on March 13-15, 2023, attended by Paola Barbarino, ADI CEO, and Jane Cziborra, Head of Events, a decision was made to organize the event in Krakow. Zbigniew Tomczak, the President of the Polish Association, is delighted that the event took place in Poland, stating that it is an excellent opportunity to share knowledge and experiences between people with dementia, healthcare professionals, decision-makers, and caregivers.

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