Canada–France Global Dementia Legacy Event

Harnessing the power of discoveries: Maximizing academia-industry synergies

September 11 – 12, 2014 Ottawa, Canada

Dementia is one of the biggest global public health challenges facing our generation, impacting 44 million people worldwide.

Following the success of the Summit on Dementia in London, UK in December 2013, the Canada-France Legacy Event is the second of four events to address specific aspects of the global challenge of dementia.

"The Alzheimer Society is thrilled to participate in this monumental event bringing together industry and academia to find improved treatments and care for the 747,000 Canadians we represent living with dementia, their caregivers and families, and for the millions of people impacted around the world. In particular, we look forward to taking part in discussions on how we can better harness technology and medical devices to ease their dementia journey. We’re grateful to work alongside Minister Ambrose and our G7 colleagues. Our collective efforts will help improve the integration of research and mobilize dementia knowledge on a global scale. It’s critical we fast-track tangible results and reduce the toll of dementia on our economies and health systems."
Mimi Lowi-Young
CEO, Alzheimer Society of Canada 

Learn more about the Canada-France Legacy Event in Ottawa
Read the CIHR news release, Canada and France Encourage Global Action on Dementia
Read the CIHR news release, Canada and France build momentum in fight against dementia
Learn more about the Government of Canada and the Alzheimer Society program Dementia Friends
Learn more about the Summit on Dementia in London, UK, December 2013
Read about how we support Canadian dementia research through the Alzheimer Society Research Program

Last Updated: 11/08/2017