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Alzheimer's Association International Society to Advance Alzheimer's Research and Treatment (ISTAART)


The Alzheimer's Association International Society to Advance Alzheimer's Research and Treatment (ISTAART) is a professional society for individuals interested in Alzheimer's and dementia science — including scientists, physicians and other professionals involved in the causes and treatments of Alzheimer's disease and related disorders.

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About ISTAART


In 2008, the Association opened a new door to help support the vibrant Alzheimer's research community. We created the only professional society dedicated to Alzheimer's and dementia: the Alzheimer's Association International Society to Advance Alzheimer's Research and Treatment (ISTAART). ISTAART embraces all areas of Alzheimer's research and welcomes members from fields including biochemistry, genetics, geriatrics, neurology, neuroscience, pathology, pharmacology, psychiatry, psychology, radiology, molecular and cell biology, and the social sciences.

 

Member benefits


Researchers and clinicians join ISTAART to strengthen their scientific knowledge and network with their peers. Members also enjoy these exclusive benefits:

Publications

Annual Conference

Special access

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Students and new investigators


The Association recognizes that making advances in combating Alzheimer's relies not only on connecting senior investigators, but also students and those starting their careers in dementia research. ISTAART provides opportunities for students and early-career investigators to network with senior researchers and attend events where some of the latest science is being discussed. For example, ISTAART offers:

  • Volunteer opportunities to attend AAIC
  • Special workshops for student members at AAIC
  • Networking events specific to students
  • Participation in Professional Interest Areas

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Join ISTAART


Join more than 2,400 ISTAART members from around the globe and be a part of a collegial group focused on Alzheimer's and dementia. Annual ISTAART membership dues are $170 for professionals, $70 for students, and $60 Alzheimer's Association Chapter Staff.

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Advisory Council


The ISTAART Advisory Council is a select group of Alzheimer's and dementia experts representing a variety of research disciplines. Learn more about the Council members here.

Chair, Jeffrey Kaye, M.D.

Vice Chair, Sandra E. Black, M.D., FRCPC

Sylvie Belleville, Ph.D.

Ashley I. Bush, MB BS, DPM, FRANZCP, Ph.D., FTSE

Howard Chertkow, Ph.D.

Steven T. DeKosky, M.D., Immediate Past Chair

Paul T. Francis, Ph.D.

Lutz Frölich, Ph.D.

David Knopman, M.D., MSAC Vice-Chair Liaison

Gil Rabinovici, M.D.

Mary Sano, Ph.D.

Jonathan M. Schott, BSc, M.D., FRCP

Wiesje M. van der Flier, Ph.D.