The ISTAART Experience at AAIC

You’re invited to join the Alzheimer's Association International Society to Advance Alzheimer's Research and Treatment (ISTAART).

ISTAART is a professional society for scientists, physicians and others involved in the causes and treatments of Alzheimer's disease and other dementias. Members enjoy a variety of benefits including opportunities to engage in exclusive networking and research discussions.



Become a member during AAIC registration:

Member Benefits

ISTAART members enjoy the following AAIC benefits:

As well as other member benefits, including:

Journal Access:

Special Access Benefits:

"Networking with colleagues with common goals can catapult progress forward—ISTAART’s Professional Interest Areas (PIAs) provide that opportunity for Alzheimer's disease at a global scale."

– Roberta Diaz Brinton, Ph.D.
University of Southern California, Los Angeles, Calif., University of Arizona, Tuscon, Ariz., former chair, Alliance of Women Alzheimer's Researchers (AWARE) PIA


Programs and Events for All Members

Inge Grundke-Iqbal Award for Alzheimer's Research

ISTAART is the nominating body for the Inge Grundke-Iqbal Award, which is presented to the senior author of the most impactful study published in Alzheimer's research over the preceding two years. The recipient will be invited to present their findings in a plenary session at AAIC.

The nomination period for AAIC 2018 will open in December.


Some ISTAART Professional Interest Areas will host 90-minute sessions focused on research updates during PIA Day at AAIC (Saturday, July 21). Most of the sessions will be followed by the PIA's annual business meeting (although, some business meetings will take place throughout the week).

PIA Business Meetings at AAIC

PIA business meetings are a great opportunity to receive updates on PIA activities, participate in critical conversations about issues affecting the field, engage in networking with peers from across the world and determine objectives for the upcoming membership year.



For Student and Early Career Members

ISTAART Student Volunteer Program at AAIC

The International Society to Advance Alzheimer’s Research and Treatment (ISTAART) offers a Student Volunteer Program in conjunction with AAIC 2018. The program provides accepted ISTAART student members with the opportunity to travel to AAIC 2018.

Accepted volunteers are provided with the following:

While daily volunteer efforts are an essential aspect of participation, participants are still able to fully acquire the latest scientific updates through attendance at sessions.

Applications for the Student Volunteer Program at AAIC 2018 will open February 1.

For questions or information, email or phone 1.312.335.5188.

ISTAART Workshop Series at AAIC

This expert series helps polish your professional skills and CV. Past topics have included grant writing, funding opportunities, manuscript tips and careers in science. Food is provided! The 2018 topics will be posted in the spring.


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