The 12th Human Amyloid Imaging Conference, HAI, took place in Miami, Florida on January 17-19, 2018. The conference covered various aspects of positron emission tomography imaging of the misfolded proteins tau and amyloid in Alzheimer’s disease (AD), such as:
- Methodological aspects of quantitative PET including partial volume correction, cross-tracer estimates of uptake and the definition of appropriate anatomical regions for evaluation.
- Status updates regarding the development of new tau tracers in AD and non-AD tauopathies as well as comparisons with pathological assessments of tau.
- Characteristics of familiar forms of AD and relationships between imaging based biomarkers and measurements in CSF.
- Early detection, prediction, staging and longitudinal assessments of tau and amyloid in AD and related disorders.
Michael Schöll´s research team visited the conference and in the picture you can see Michael Schöll, Kerstin Heurling and Nicholas Ashton, who is joining the group from King’s College London, together with Bill Jagust from University of California, Berkeley, who is taking on the role as guest professor at GU in February.
The 2018 meeting drew more than 400 attendees and showcased 130 posters from research groups from North America, Europe, East Asia, and Australia.