Tuesday, March 5 • 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Alzheimer's CEO Roundtable: Addressing the Global Challenge and the Role of European Leadership (by invitation only)

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The rise in Alzheimer’s disease is a global crisis and a societal grand challenge for the 21st Century. It threatens not only the health of populations globally, but also sustainable economic growth, fiscal policies, and the social fabric of European communities. Alzheimer’s is a case study for how European science, European institutions, and European public-private partnerships can play a leadership role in addressing a global challenge through global collaboration.

The Alzheimer’s CEO Roundtable seeks to provide additional private sector collaboration to complement important efforts already underway in governments, patient groups, universities, and other communities and to catalyze new actions to accelerate the fight against Alzheimer’s.

The four goals of The Global CEO Initiative on Alzheimer’s disease include:
- Develop and issue the comprehensive a Alzheimer’s research agenda
- Identify specific, quantifiable actions that reduce the time, cost, and risk associated with developing therapies for Alzheimer’s disease
- Clarify the fiscal and economic case for addressing Alzheimer’s, and define new global investment models that will increase research and drive innovation in care and care delivery
- Leverage the collective voice of business and government to enhance public engagement, increase the understanding of Alzheimer’s disease, and promote proactive approaches to addressing cognitive health for those who suffer from Alzheimer’s as well as their loved ones


Jean Georges

Executive Director of Alzheimer Europe
Jean Georges is the Executive Director of Alzheimer Europe, where he supports the board, liaises with member organizations, handles personnel and financial issues, oversees fundraising, and manages projects throughout the organization. Before joining Alzheimer Europe in 1996, Mr... Read More →
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Dr. Richard Johnson

CEO, Global Helix LLC, Washington DC and National Academy of Sciences, Board on Life Sciences
CEO, Global Helix LLC, Washington DC and National Academy of Sciences, Board on Life Sciences Rick Johnson works at the intersection of the life sciences, Big Data, synthetic biology, healthy aging, neuroscience, and emerging platform technologies with collaborative research, impact... Read More →

Andrea Pfeifer

CEO, AC Immune, AC Immune
Dr. Andrea Pfeifer co-founded AC Immune in 2003 and serves as CEO. Dr. Pfeifer is a member of the WEF Global Agenda Council and was nominated as Swiss Entrepreneur of the Year.  She previously headed Nestlé’s Global Research function. She also is a professor at the Ecole Polytechnique... Read More →

George Vradenburg

US National Alzheimer’s Project Act Advisory Council Member, Convener of The Global CEO Initiative on Alzheimer’s Diseas
George Vradenburg is a leading Alzheimer’s philanthropist and expert, and CEO of the Vrandenburg Foundation.  He also is the Convener of The Global CEO Initiative on Alzheimer's Disease.  With his wife Trish, he launched the National Alzheimer’s Gala in 2004, raising over $10... Read More →

Corien Wortmann-Kool

Member of the European Parliament, Vice President on Economic and Financial Affairs of the European People’s Party
Ms. Wortmann-Kool is a Dutch politician for the Christian Democratic Appeal, a Member of the European Parliament, and Vice President on Economic and Financial Affairs of the European People’s Party. In 2004, Wortmann-Kool became an MEP and in 2009 she became Vice-President of the... Read More →

Tuesday March 5, 2013 12:00pm - 1:00pm CET

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