1st Middle East and North Africa Conference of Alzheimer's Disease International

Science and Care in Alzheimer’s Disease: A Cultural Perspective

ADI’s 1st Middle East and North Africa regional conference was held on 28 and 29 November at the InterContinental Cairo Citystars, Egypt. During the conference meetings involving national Alzheimer associations in Egypt, Lebanon, Morocco, Saudi Arabia and Tunisia took place with lively discussion on future regional collaboration.

A full programme followed, including sessions on caring for people with dementia and research developments as well as a workshop focussed on national dementia plans. At the conference a Cairo Declaration was announced calling for governments across the region to make dementia a public health priority and encouraging the World Health Organization’s Eastern Mediterranean Regional Office to continue collaboration with Alzheimer associations.

ADI thanks Alzheimer Society of Egypt, partners Novartis and Elan, organisers MCI and everyone who participated in the conference.

Presentation slides from the conference are available below.

Plenary Session 1 - Global Impact of Dementia

Plenary Session 2 - Caring for People with Dementia

Plenary Session 3 - Research Developments in Dementia

Parallel Session 1 - Dementia Care

Parallel Session 2 - Dementia Research

Workshop - National Dementia Plans

Opening Ceremony

Programme documents

The full programme can be downloaded here.

The poster programme can be downloaded here.