Miia Kivipelto

, MD, PhD

Professor, Senior Geriatrician, Director of Research, Development, Education, and Innovation, Karolinska University

Miia Kivipelto, MD, PhD, is Professor in Clinical Geriatrics at Karolinska Institutet, Center for Alzheimer Research, and senior geriatrician and Director for Research & Development of Theme Aging at Karolinska University Hospital, Stockholm, Sweden. Part of her Nordic Brain Network multidisciplinary research team (around 100 researchers and clinical staff) is located at University of Eastern Finland and Imperial College London, UK, where she has a part-time position as Professor. Her frontline research findings have been published in leading journals (330+ publications, H-index 73), and she has received numerous prestigious awards.

Dr. Kivipelto’s translational research focuses on the prevention, early diagnosis, and treatment of cognitive impairment, dementia and Alzheimer’s disease. Through epidemiological studies, she has identified various lifestyle and vascular risk factors for dementia and interactions with genetic factors and clarified underlying mechanisms. She is the PI of the landmark FINGER trial and founder and scientific leader of World-Wide FINGERS network. Dr. Kivipelto is often invited to leading global dementia conferences and task forces.

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Wednesday Oct. 18
2:30-3:15 PM
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One Size Fits One: Precision Medicine and Alzheimer’s Prevention

Proactive, precision, whole health medicine is the next frontier in healthcare. What does this mean for Alzheimer’s? Learn how advances in technology, lifestyle medicine, and preventive therapeutics help not only prevent chronic conditions like heart disease and diabetes but also maintain cognition into older years. It is never too early to talk about brain health. Key Question: How are the latest approaches and cutting-edge modalities giving health professionals an edge against Alzheimer’s?

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