Category: Announcements

CCNA Researcher, Dr. Sandra Black, Appointed to the Order of Canada

“Clinicians and researchers need to work together to better understand the interactions between stroke, vascular disease, and Alzheimer’s disease in order to tackle neurodegeneration. You can’t focus on one disease and think that you’re going to fix the whole problem.” Dr. Sandra Black Neurodegeneration is a kind of battle between two processes: one that slowly…

Alzheimer’s Research UK Launches New Dementia Discovery Fund

Alzheimer’s Research UK, a CCNA Partner Organization, has joined pharmaceutical companies worldwide and the UK government to launch a $100M (USD) Dementia Discovery Fund. The purpose of the new fund, managed by the venture capital firm SV Life Sciences (SVLS), is to support: “… innovative new drug development projects… with the aim of finding new treatments capable of altering the course of diseases such…

Successful First Partners Forum and Science Day in Ottawa for CCNA

The Canadian Consortium on Neurodegeneration in Aging (CCNA) held its first annual Partners Forum and Scientific meeting in Ottawa at the Élisabeth Bruyère Hospital on September 30 and October 1, 2015. These events brought together the best and brightest Canadian researchers in dementia and the partner organizations of the CCNA to discuss the previous year’s…

Funding Opportunity – BrightFocus Foundation: Alzheimer’s Disease Research Program

  The BrightFocus Foundation is inviting submissions to the Alzheimer’s Disease Research (ADR) program.   Grant Type: Standard Award Postdoctoral Fellowship Award   Amount: $300,000 $100,000 Duration: 3 years 2 years Deadline: October 13, 2015 October 13, 2015 Who should apply: researchers who have already generated some amount of preliminary data, but may need to…

Funding Opportunity – CIHR Catalyst Grant: COEN Initiative

The Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) is accepting applications for the following program: Catalyst Grant: COEN Initiative (Pathfinder). The CIHR is part of an eight member, international group of research funding organizations collectively known as the Network of Centres of Excellence in Neurodegeneration (COEN). Six of the eight COEN members have put forward a call…

A successful AAIC 2015: CCNA Key Take-Aways

This year’s Alzheimer’s Association International Conference (AAIC), held in Washington, D.C., was a wonderful opportunity for CCNA representatives to showcase their work, including sharing new knowledge in dementia research, collaborating with international colleagues, and presenting discoveries to advance the field, some of which were even picked up by the press. Supporting collaboration, the first “Canadian…