Alzheimer's Imaging Consortium

Saturday, July 21, 2018
8 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.
Chicago, Illinois


The Alzheimer's Imaging Consortium (AIC), a preconference to the Alzheimer's Association International Conference (AAIC), will focus on the clinical application and methodological development of neuroimaging (MRI, PET, SPECT, CT and others) to Alzheimer's disease, other dementias and normal brain aging. The program consists of invited speakers, as well as oral and poster presentations from submitted abstracts.

The AIC is organized by the Neuroimaging Professional Interest Area of the International Society to Advance Alzheimer's Research and Treatment (ISTAART).

Program Chairs

Plenary Speakers

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8 – 8:15 a.m.

Opening Remarks

Victor Villemagne, M.D.
Chair, Neuroimaging Professional Interest Area (NIPIA)

8:15 – 8:45 a.m.

Plenary Session: What Have We Learned?
David M. Cash, Ph.D.
University College London
London, England

8:45 – 10:00 a.m.

Oral Session

10:00 a.m. – 10:15 a.m.


10:15 – 10:45 a.m.

Data Blitz Presentations (Five presentations at three minutes each)

10:45 a.m. – 11:15 a.m.

Plenary Session: Imaging of Synaptic Density in the Human Brain
Richard E. Carson, Ph.D.

Yale University
New Haven, Connecticut, United States

11:15 – 12:30 p.m.

Oral Session

12:30 – 1:45 p.m.

Lunch & Poster Viewing

1:45 – 2:45 p.m.

Debate Session: CSF vs. Imaging Biomarkers

Philip Scheltens, M.D., Ph.D.
Alzheimer center, VU University Medical Center
Amsterdam, the Netherlands

Henrik Zetterberg, M.D., Ph.D.
University of Gothenburg, Sweden;
University College London, London, England;
Sahlgrenska Academy at the University of Gothenburg, Sweden

2:45 – 4 p.m.

Oral Session

4 – 4:15 p.m.


4:15 – 4:30 p.m.

Presentation of the Neuroimaging Awards

4:30 – 5:15 p.m.

Special Highlights

5:15 p.m.

Closing Remarks
Victor Villemagne

Chair, Neuroimaging Professional Interest Area (NIPIA)

5:30 – 7 p.m.


Target audience

All clinicians involved in the care or research of individuals with memory or other cognitive complaints, including but not limited to neurologists, psychiatrists, radiologists, geriatricians, neuropsychologists, physicians and nurses; researchers, industry and regulatory agency stakeholders; and others involved in the use of imaging techniques in the study of Alzheimer’s disease, related disorders and normal aging.


AIC is a preconference to AAIC 2018. Preconferences require a separate registration fee in addition to AAIC full conference registration or it may be purchased as a stand-alone event. Registration is open.

AIC registration fellowships

A limited number of fellowships, in the form of complimentary AIC registration, are available for early career scientists who are the presenting author on an accepted abstract. Applications are accepted during the main abstract submission process.



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 other dementias. ISTAART membership makes AAIC even better: receive discounted registration, participate in professional interest areas (PIA), attend PIA Day scientific sessions (Saturday, July 21) and attend exclusive member-only scientific and networking events. Members also receive ongoing benefits throughout the year, including an online monthly subscription to Alzheimer's & Dementia: The Journal of the Alzheimer's Association, free online access to Neurobiology of Aging, access to the online career center, monthly e-newsletters, networking forums and extended LOI deadlines for the Alzheimer's Association International Research Grant Program.

Non-members are encouraged to learn more and join ISTAART. Non-members may also join ISTAART during AAIC registration -- select "Member +PLUS" or "Student Member +PLUS " as the AAIC registration category to purchase one year of ISTAART membership in addition to AAIC registration at the member rate. Available to new members only.

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