Dr. Juan Fortea, elected coordinator of the ISTAART Down Syndrome and Alzheimer Study Group

Dr. Juan Fortea, researcher at the Research Institute of the Hospital de la Santa Creu i Sant Pau – IIB Sant Pau and head of the Memory Unit of the Neurology Service of the same hospital, has been elected coordinator of the Down Syndrome Study Group and Alzheimer from the International Society for the Advancement of Alzheimer’s Research and Treatment (ISTAART).

The announcement has been made public during the International Conference of the Alzheimer’s Association (AAIC2022) which is being held these days in a hybrid, face-to-face and online format. “I’m proud to be able to lead this working group at ISTAART. Networking with other scientists from around the world is essential to strengthen knowledge in this area and to be able to advance, in benefit of our patients”, comments this expert.

Dr. Fortea has a wide experience in dementias and cognitive neurology field. The Memory Unit that he lead in Sant Pau has developed a pioneering plan worldwide for population screening for Alzheimer’s disease in adults with Down syndrome. This unit evaluates one of the world’s largest cohorts of adults with Down syndrome and multimodal studies of Alzheimer’s biomarkers.

Last update: 12 de August de 2022

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