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September 11-12, 2017 • Jersey City, NJ (across from NYC on the Hudson)
The purpose for this annual Alzheimer’s Drug Discovery Foundation (ADDF) conference is to accelerate the development of innovative treatments for Alzheimer’s disease, related dementias and cognitive aging.

The two-day meeting is organized around four sub-topics: Neuroinflammation; Neuroprotection and Neural Regeneration; Epigenetics and Cognitive Enhancing; and Misfolded Proteins and Proteostasis.

Attendees will see the diverse cutting-edge approaches ADDF scientists are undertaking and have opportunities for networking and partnership discussions with academic, industry, and foundation thought leaders.

At a Glance

  • Highlight scientific progress on drug discovery programs aimed at treating Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias.
  • Increase networking opportunities for scientists to share information and resources.
  • Foster interdisciplinary and public-private partnerships and alliances.

The 2016 edition of this conference attracted close to 150 attendees from around the world.  Attendees included:

  • Academic and industry scientists engaged in drug discovery research for neurodegenerative diseases and CNS
  • Business development and licensing professionals
  • Alliance management professionals
  • Venture capitalists and other investors
  • Graduate students, PhD candidates and post-doctoral fellows

The conference offers a variety of co-sponsorship and exhibition packages, customized to meet your company’s needs. Review the details on the Sponsorship and Exhibit pages and contact us today to secure your place at this year’s conference!

The Alzheimer’s Drug Discovery Foundation invites applications for the 2017 ADDF Young Investigator Scholarships.  Ten scholarships will be presented.  These prestigious scholarships recognize early achievements and seek to encourage the career development of the next generation of research scientists. Submissions are due July 14thReview more at the Scholarship page.

Survey responses collected on the 2016 Meeting:

Overall quality of the 2016 meeting?

  • Excellent 75.0%
  • Very Good 25.0%
  • Poor 0%
  • Failed 0%

Important Deadlines



Scholarship application deadline for 2017 is July 14th. Read more


Discounted rooms are available at the hotel venue (Hyatt Regency Jersey City) until August 17th or earlier (if discounted room block sells out). Read more


Early bird registration is open until August 11th.  Read more

This was a very good opportunity to hear from drug developers in start-ups and academia.  This will be a source of new AD targets long before big pharma tackles them.  Liked the focus on drug discovery programs as opposed to basic research.

Attendee at the 2016 conference

It was very useful to see other early clinical programs.

Interesting biomarker session.

Excellent neuroinflammatory angle.

Good to know about HDAC-2 inhibitors.

Attendee at the 2015 Meeting

This remains a favorite meeting of mine due to the openness to new concepts and creative sharing of problem solving supportive and reinforcing rather than contentious-which given the breadth of viewpoints, is a welcome change.

Attendee at the 2014 Meeting

After my talk, three separate people approached me to set up collaborations on our common interests.

Now, that’s a successful meeting!

Speaker at the 2013 Meeting

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