TORONTO (PRWEB) October 09, 2019 -- Join Izaak Den Daas, PhD, Director of Patient Studies at QPS Netherlands BV and Professor Peter Paul De Deyn, MD, Scientific Director of Alzheimer Center Groningen at UMCG Groningen in a live webinar on Tuesday, October 22, 2019 at 11am EDT (4pm BST/UK) to learn about using cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) biomarkers for Alzheimer’s disease and best practices for assessing them in trials.
There is increasing evidence demonstrating the high sensitivity and specificity of CSF biomarkers for Alzheimer’s disease, contributing to accurate and earlier diagnosis and aiding the differential diagnosis of Alzheimer’s disease from other dementia etiologies. Because CSF is in direct contact with the extracellular space in the brain, CSF biomarkers are considered to reflect biochemical changes in the brain better than other biological fluids such as plasma/serum or urine.
For a clinical site performing drug studies in Alzheimer’s disease, it is of great importance to service the requirements needed for performance specialized Alzheimer’s disease studies. The Alzheimer’s patient is part of a very vulnerable population and assuring him or her and their caretaker with optimal care and modern safety requirements during the study has the highest priority. Also, specific assessments need to be established and perfected in the designated clinic, like experienced medical staff for performing lumbar punctures, serial CSF sampling by indwelling catheter, EEG and cognitive testing batteries to name a few.
This webinar will review these specific assessments as well as advancements in the management and treatment of neurodegenerative diseases.
For more information or to register for this event, visit Using CSF Biomarkers of Alzheimer’s Disease in Early Clinical Development.
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