About the Summit

The National Alzheimer’s Summit will bring together leading policy experts, innovators, researchers, global industry leaders, providers, individuals living with Alzheimer’s, advocates and caregivers – all working toward the shared goal to end Alzheimer’s disease. The Summit, held virtually in 2020, will spur collaboration, mobilization and the health system change needed to ensure a brain healthy future for all communities. This convening will feature engaging town halls sessions with national leaders and experts.

2020 Summit Themes

Promoting Early Intervention and Brain Health

Focusing on strategies for developing proactive brain health across the life span by mobilizing communities, consumers, providers and policymakers to transform the healthcare system.

Advancing Health Equity and Access

Accelerating equitable access to innovations in brain health for communities of color and women who have faced systemic discrimination and racism when accessing healthcare services and research.

Accelerating Treatments and Research

Highlighting innovations across the Alzheimer’s research community, including patient- and caregiver-centered engagement and drug development.

Amplifying the Voice of People Living with the Disease

Identifying what matters most to people living with the Alzheimer’s and exploring how these needs and preferences can be prioritized in research, policymaking and drug development.

October 20-21, 2020: Dynamic Town Halls

UsAgainstAlzheimer’s (UsA2) will host four town halls over two days that bring together partners and advocates from across the country for conversations on the multidimensional impacts of Alzheimer’s on society. The town halls will center on key issues such as the effects of systemic racism on the efforts to promote health equity and access, how COVID-19 has affected the dementia community, the path forward to new therapies and treatments, and the critical importance of risk reduction and prevention as well as treatment. These conversations will drive toward solutions for a healthier and more equitable future.