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Expert Meetings

The IPA Expert Meeting has been a groundbreaking event that has helped to advance the field in a particular area and issue.  Starting in the 1990s with the landmark Behavioral and Psychological Symptoms of Dementia (BPSD), which defined the myriad of symptoms and coined the term BPSD to the most recent development of a universal definition for agitation for care and research, IPA has been at the forefront of geriatric mental health.  Each year, IPA assembles renowned leaders for this invitation-only meeting in order to review and discuss a specific significant issue or challenge within the field in an effort to reach a consensus and advance the field.

IPA Expert Meetings:

2015      Behavioral and Psychological Symptoms of Dementia (BPSD) (Berlin, Germany)
Conveners:  Clive Ballard, Helen Kales, Constantine Lyketsos

2013      Agitation Definition Expert Consensus Meeting (Boston, United States)
Conveners:  Jeffrey Cummings, Jacobo Mintzer, Henry Brodaty, Mary Sano

2006      Defining and Measuring Treatment Benefits in Dementia (Canterbury, United
Conveners:  Edmond Chiu, Cornelius Katona, David Ames, and Gill Livingston

2005      MCI in the Elderly and Populations at Risk (Bethesda, United States)
Conveners: Karl Broich, Serge Gauthier, Ron Petersen, Barry Reisberg, Karen Ritchie

2003      Designing Therapeutic Trials for Agitation:  Developing Common Definitions, Tools, and Procedures (Lisbon, Portugal)
Conveners: Eric Caine, Glenn Currier, and Brian Lawlor

2002      Dementia with Lewy Bodies (Budapest, Hungary)
Conveners: Ian McKeith and Jacobo Mintzer

2001      Vascular Burden of the Brain: New Therapeutic Directions (Madrid, Spain)Conveners: Timo Erkinjuntti, John T. O’Brien, and Barry Reisberg

1999      Behavioral and Psychological Symptoms of Dementia (BPSD):  A Clinical and Research Update (Landsdowne, United States)
Convener: Alistair Burns and Sanford Finkel

1996      Diagnosis of Alzheimer’s Disease (Geneva, Switzerland)

1996      Behavioral Disturbances of Dementia (Landsdowne, United States)
(Resulting publication – Behavioral and Psychological Signs and Symptoms of Dementia:  Implications for Research and Treatment)
Convener: Sanford Finkel

1994     Outcome Methodologies for Pharmacologic Trials in Mild, Moderate, and Severe
Alzheimer’s Disease (New York, United States)
Convener: Barry Reisberg

For more information about the IPA Expert Meeting, please contact the IPA Secretariat –


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