AAIC® Satellite Symposium | May 15-16, 2024 | Cape Town, South Africa, and Online

AAIC® Satellite Symposium

Explore emerging dementia research in Africa and network with others with shared interests.

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About the Conference

AAIC Satellite Symposium convenes the dementia science community in Africa. Join leaders in the field from across Africa to discuss how advances in public health, diagnosis and treatment can be applied within the region.

This meeting is part of the year-round learning opportunities offered by the Alzheimer’s Association International Conference® (AAIC®) and is hosted in collaboration with the Global Brain Health Institute (GBHI) and the Atlantic Fellows for Equity in Brain Health.

Research Themes

All were invited to submit abstracts on the latest findings in dementia research. Areas of interest included:

  • Basic science and pathogenesis.
  • Biomarkers.
  • Clinical manifestations.
  • Drug development.
  • Public health.
  • Dementia care and psychosocial factors.
  • Dementia care practice.

Scientific Program Committee

  • Tracey Naledi, Chair
  • Adesola Ogunniyi, Chair
  • Biniyam Ayele
  • Hany Ibrahim
  • Jean Ikanga
  • Brian Lawlor
  • Lingani Mbakile Mahlanza
  • Mahmoud Maina
  • Damali Martin
  • Noeline Nakasujja
  • David M. Ndetei
  • Khanyo Ngcobo
  • Kirti Ranchod

Hotel Accommodations

For your convenience, a block of rooms has been held at the Westin Cape Town through Monday, April 15, 2024. Single occupancy room rates are 4,800 ZAR and double occupancy rooms are 5,150 ZAR, including VAT. A credit card is required to hold the reservation. Attendees, book your hotel today.

If you are an invited speaker and attending the conference in person, accommodation instructions will be sent separately.

Visa and Travel Information

Be sure to check whether you need a South African visa to attend the conference. To request a visa letter, please email aaicsymposia@alz.org. While the Alzheimer's Association has no influence in the visa process, we want you to be aware of potential delays in the process if you need to update your visa.

It is also recommended that attendees confirm they are up to date on vaccinations that may be required to travel to South Africa.

Hosted in Collaboration With:

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AAIC Satellite Symposium is co-hosted with the Global Brain Health Institute. Learn more about GBHI and sign up to receive the newsletter.


Companies interested in sponsoring AAIC Satellite Symposium can contact Tommy Morris, Senior Director of Corporate Initiatives, at tomorris@alz.org.

Conference Details

Date: May 15-16, 2024
Location: The Westin Cape Town, South Africa, and online

  • In-person attendance: $50-$100 for ISTAART members, $150 for non-members.
  • Virtual attendance: Free for ISTAART members, $25 for non-members.

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Call for Abstracts

Abstract submission is now closed.

Go Beyond the Conference

Network and collaborate year-round with ISTAART, a global community of scientists, clinicians and dementia professionals who are working to advance Alzheimer’s and dementia research and treatment.


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