First CCNA Partners' Forum

A Partners' Forum was held on August 28th and 29th 2013 in Montreal. This by-invitation only event brought together CCNA partners, international experts, provincial government health service providers, and the CCNA research community, who engaged in interactive sessions and discussions on proposed innovative research activities. Participants shared their novel research ideas and perspectives which will contribute to a more innovative, robust and collaborative research agenda for the final CCNA application.

The Partner's Forum brought together CCNA partners, international experts, and researchers.

Dr. Joanette shared the CCNA vision with the forum participants.

We would like to thank Pfizer Canada, Novartis Canada, and the UK Science and Innovation Network for their support of the Partners' Forum.

Experts who attended the Partner's Forum

The following international experts in the field of neurodegenerative diseases of aging that affect cognition participated in the CCNA First Partners' Forum.

These individuals are knowledgeable of other international initiatives and provided suggestions to optimize the scientific, administrative and dissemination aspects of the final CCNA application. In addition, these international experts provided suggestions regarding potential future international linkages with other international initiatives.

Dr. Philippe Amouyel
Professor of Epidemiology and Public Health at the University Hospital of Lille, France

Dr. Tarun Dua
Medical Officer, Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse, World Health Organization

Dr. Pierluigi Nicotera
Scientific Director of DZNE – German Center for Neurodegenerative Diseases

Dr. Ron Petersen
Chairman of the NAPA Advisory Council and Director, Mayo Clinic's Alzheimer's Disease Research Center

Sir John Williams
Head of Clinical Activities, Head of Neuroscience and Mental Health, Wellcome Trust

Janet Carbary
Chief Finance Officer, One Mind for Research

Dr. Robin Buckle (Moderator)
Director of Science Programs, Medical Research Council UK

Forum partners

Pfizer Canada, Inc. Novartis Pharmaceuticals Canada Inc. UK Science and Innovation Network

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