Canada’s Readiness for New Alzheimer’s Disease Diagnostics and Treatments

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Alzheimer’s disease (AD) and related dementias are a growing concern in Canada, impacting people’s health and raising demands on the Canadian healthcare system.

While there is no cure, numerous therapies aiming to prevent, delay onset, and/or slow progression of this disease are bring investigated. 

Recently, the first therapy targeting a defining pathology of Alzheimer’s disease was approved in the US by the FDA and it is currently under review by Health Canada. Unfortunately, Canada lacks infrastructures that would be needed for timely diagnosis and treatment of eligible patients. What can be done to address this?

This webinar draws on key findings from The Conference Board of Canada’s report Paving a Path for Value-Based Dementia Care in Canada: Focus on Early Alzheimer’s Disease (to be released in mid-January 2022). Hosted by The Conference Board of Canada’s Isabella Moroz, Senior Research Associate in the Health Focus Area , the session will engage a panel of clinician champions, policy experts, and people with lived experience in a dynamic discussion on this timely topic.

Webinar highlights:

  • What are the barriers and enablers of access to innovative treatments for AD in Canada?
  • How can access to diagnostic technologies be improved and made more equitable?
  • What policy directives are needed to enable timely diagnosis and early intervention?

Please join Dr. Serge Gauthier, Director of the Alzheimer's Disease Research Unit at the McGill Centre for Studies in Aging, Roger Marple, Patient Advocate from Alberta, Dr. Sina Sajed, Family Physician (CAC Care of the Elderly), Courtice Health Centre, Ontario, and Dr. Jennifer Ingram, Consulting Geriatrician, Senior Care Network Central East Ontario for this engaging discussion.

REGISTER for this free webinar: https://event.on24.com/wcc/r/3515440/C85F4653455A82A4657E7680FE3BED4D

 

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