Alzheimer Europe’s 30th Annual Conference #30AEC, which was planned to take place in Bucharest, will now be a virtual conference, under the banner “Dementia in a changing world”. This decision was taken by the Alzheimer Europe Board at an online meeting on 19 May 2020, in light of the continuing COVID-19 pandemic. It was also decided by the Board that, rather than cancelling it, the Bucharest conference “Building Bridges” would move to 29 November to 1 December 2021. This has the knock-on effect of moving Alzheimer Europe’s scheduled Helsinki 2021 Conference up to 17-19 October 2022. All delegates who have already registered for the Bucharest conference will be reimbursed by Alzheimer Europe.
The deadline for abstract submissions for #30AEC was in mid-May and Alzheimer Europe is pleased to have received 271 abstracts. These will now be evaluated and submitters informed by mid-June, whether or not they have been successful. At that stage, additional information will be provided as to the format and cost of the virtual conference. In the meantime, Alzheimer Europe is working to identify the best virtual conference platform to meet the needs of delegates and speakers alike. More details about the 2020 virtual conference, which will still take place on the scheduled dates of 20-22 October, will be available on Alzheimer Europe’s website as soon as matters are finalised: