The redefinition of Alzheimer’s disease and its social and ethical consequences

Thu, 04/14/2016 (All day) - Fri, 04/15/2016 (All day)

This Foundation Brocher symposium will bring together social scientists and ethicists conducting research on the scientific practices associated with the redefinition of Alzheimer’s disease or in closely related fields. Over two days, from a range of disciplinary perspectives, we will explore the boundary between the clinical and research uses of biomarkers and how, as this boundary shifts, it changes how we study, care for and, as a society, approach Alzheimer’s disease.