Women’s Breakfast Gathering & Conversation

On 13th December 2017, women from different countries, different sectors and different industries gathered in Lausanne, Switzerland to lead the transformation in Alzheimer’s research and brain health.

Swedish Care International participated as an invited guest and was honoured to have the opportunity to join in the discussion on the global fight against Alzheimer’s disease. During the one-hour event, the speakers shared many insightful ideas about the purpose and future of the Global Alliance on Women’s Brain Health.

A welcome speech by Meryl Comer, President of the Geoffrey Beene Foundation and Founder of Women Against Alzheimer’s, kicked off the event. In her speech, she shared the goal and purpose of the global alliance and its increasing importance in today’s world. Meryl Comer and Lynn Posluns, Founder and President of Women’s Brain Health Initiative, then presented a recap of the Women’s Brain Project — an international organisation that aims to stimulate a global discussion on gender and sex determinants of female vulnerability to brain and mental disease through scientific research, debate, public engagement and advocacy. The event followed up with a thoughtful speech by Monika Baudler-Klein, Life Cycle Leader Gantenerumab of Roche, before concluding with a group discussion on the future framework of the global alliance.

What is Global Alliance on Women’s Brain Health?

The Global Alliance on Women’s Brain Health is an ongoing partnership of WomenAgainstAlzheimer’s (WA2), Women’s Brain Health Initiative (WBHI), Alzheimer’s Research UK (ARUK) and 21st Century BrainTrust® (21CBT).

First founded in 2015, the global alliance aims to raise awareness of women’s brain health and the impact of neurodegenerative diseases, most notably Alzheimer’s disease, and to significantly expand funding for sex-based brain health research that benefits both women and men.

Today, the one-of-a-kind global alliance represents a significant step towards prioritising and improving women’s brain health throughout the world.

For more information, please visit http://brainhealthally.org/.

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