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.

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.


This annual conference brings together leading researchers developing innovative treatments and cutting-edge diagnostic approaches for Alzheimer’s disease, related dementias and cognitive aging.

ADDF-funded investigators share findings on both novel and repurposed drug programs and biomarkers at various stages of the pipeline.

The conference offers a wide range of registration options (including early-bird rates) for researchers from the nonprofit, academic, biotech, and pharma sectors.


  • 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 2018 edition of this conference attracted close to 170 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 Alzheimer’s Drug Discovery Foundation invites applications for the 2019 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 August 2, 2019Review more at the Scholarship page.


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!

Important Deadlines



Scholarship application deadline is August 2, 2019. Read more


Discounted rooms are available at the hotel venue (Hyatt Regency Jersey City) until August 28 or earlier (if discounted room block sells out). Read more


Early bird registration is valid through August 16.  Read more

Survey responses collected on the 2019 Meeting:

Overall quality of the 2019 meeting?


Excellent and Very Good

Incredibly well structured, informative, and jam-packed two days.  Well done!!

Speaker at the 2017 Meeting

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

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