Last week, the Alzheimer’s Global Summit was held in Lisbon (Portugal), comprised in the XI CIBERNED Scientific Forum. The congress, organized by Champalimaud Foundation, Queen Sofia Foundation, CIEN Foundation (centre for Research in Neurological Diseases, CRE Alzheimer (State Reference Centre for the Care of Persons with Alzheimer’s Disease and other Dementias of the Ministry of Health, Social Services, and Equality of Spain) and CIBERNED (Network Centre for Biomedical Research in Neurodegenerative Diseases), brought together leading investigators of neurodegenerative diseases from all over the world, including Dr. John O’Keefe (Nobel Prize 2014) and Dr. Richard Axel (Nobel Prize 2004).

Dr. John O’Keffe at the beginning of his presentation titled “Spatial functions of the hippocampus: a model system for studying dementia”

Dr. John O’Keffe at the beginning of his presentation titled “Spatial functions of the hippocampus: a model system for studying dementia”

The congress consisted in two different parts: the first one, the Social and Health program was related more to the social point of view of neurodegenerative diseases (18-19 September), and the Scientific program (20-22 September). The PhD student Miriam Javier assisted to the scientific summit, where she presents a poster with the latest results about Nrg1-ErbB4 signalling in neurodegeneration models.

Miriam Javier during the poster’s session

Miriam Javier during the poster’s session

Finally, I would like to emphasize the advances that are being obtained with deep brain stimulation and with ultrasounds techniques in the neurodegenerative diseases field, as Dr. Andrés Lozano (University of Toronto, Canada) and Dr. José A. Obeso (CIBERNED, CINAC, Spain), among others, explained to us.

Here, I leave the link of the last campaign of Queen Sofia Foundation, that they showed us during the congress, but I already warn you that probably will stir you: