NIH Seeks Input for Alzheimer’s Disease-Related Dementia 2016 Plan

The National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS), National Institute on Aging (NIA), and the Office of Disease Prevention (ODP) within the National Institutes of Health recently released a time-sensitive request–for-information (RFI) (NOT-NS-15-045) seeking the input of the scientific and broader community regarding the “most important needs and promising opportunities for research” on Alzheimer’s Disease-Related Dementia (ADRD). The information received will be used to update the National Plan to Address Alzheimer’s Disease, which is congressionally mandated to be updated annually (see Update, August 10, 2015).

Additionally, the RFI announces a March 29-30, 2016 ADRD 2016 Summit sponsored by NINDS and NIA “to assess progress and review and update the recommendations” from the Alzheimer’s Disease-Related Dementias: Research Challenges and Opportunities 2013 Summit. Those recommendations and priorities were used to develop the ADRD research budget and were incorporated in the recently released Alzheimer’s bypass budget for FY 2017 (see Update, November 3, 2015).

The revised recommendations will be made public for additional comment at the March 2016 Summit to be hosted on the NIH campus. That meeting will be free and open to the public. The final recommendations will guide NIH-funded ADRD research for the next decade. Comments are due December 18, 2015. For more information and/or to comment see the notice.

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