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05 Oct | 2017

Representatives of the Global Brain Health Institute visit the Barcelonaβeta Brain Research Center

Researchers at the Barcelonaβeta Brain Research Center (BBRC) have received the visit of an international delegation from the Global Brain Health Institute (GBHI) to explore possible collaborations in the field of dementia training.

The visit was led by Victor Valcour, director of the GBHI, a researcher and professor of neurology at the University of California, San Francisco, and Brian Lawlor, a professor of psychiatry at Trinity College Dublin. Both have been interested in the lines of research on the prevention of Alzheimer's and neuroimaging that we have in progress at the BBRC, as well as in the high specialization of our research staff.

The GBHI is an initiative funded by Atlantic Philanthropies with the mission of reducing the scale and impact of dementia through training. Its objective is to support a new generation of leaders who transfer scientific evidence to clinical practice. For this, his management team is currently establishing partnerships with prestigious international organizations.

The organization held its second annual conference last April in Barcelona. During this one, the Scientific Director of our Foundation, Dr. José Luis Molinuevo, presented the new approaches in the Alzheimer's prevention research, the main projects in primary and secondary prevention that are being carried out on an international level, and the Alpha Study that we lead at the Pasqual Maragall Foundation.

Thanks to their visit, the heads of this international body have now been able to learn more about our activity, accompanied by experts in neurology from the Hospital Clínic of Barcelona, the Hospital de Sant Pau and the Marqués de Valdecilla University Hospital.