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Report from the First Clinical Trials on Alzheimer’s Disease (CTAD) Asia-China 2018 : Bringing together Global Leaders

  • J. K. ChhetriEmail author
  • P. Chan
  • B. Vellas
  • J. Touchon
  • S. Gauthier
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Abstract

Population of older adults in Asia, and particularly in China is increasing rapidly. Older population are at increased risk of Alzheimer’s disease (AD) and other dementias. Soon, the Chinese population with AD will represent almost half of the world’s AD population. There is a desperate need of disease modifying therapies to delay or slow the progression of AD, to tackle this emerging healthcare emergency. In this context, the first CTAD Asia-China conference was held in China to bring together Western and Asian leaders in AD. This meeting focused largely on how to develop successful trials in China, utilizing past experiences from the West.

Key words

Dementia Alzheimer’s disease China chinese clinical trials CTAD 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • J. K. Chhetri
    • 1
    • 2
    • 3
    Email author
  • P. Chan
    • 1
    • 2
  • B. Vellas
    • 3
  • J. Touchon
    • 4
  • S. Gauthier
    • 5
  1. 1.Department of Neurobiology, Geriatrics and NeurologyXuanwu Hospital of Capital Medical UniversityBeijingChina
  2. 2.China National Clinical Research Center for Geriatric DisordersXuanwu Hospital of Capital Medical UniversityBeijingChina
  3. 3.Department of Geriatrics, Gerontopole, World Health Organization (WHO) Collaborating Center for Frailty, Clinical Research and Geriatric trainingUniversity of ToulouseToulouseFrance
  4. 4.INSERM U 1061University Hospital of MontpellierMontepellierFrance
  5. 5.McGill Center for Studies in AgingMontrealCanada

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