Words of Welcome

Dear Friends and Colleagues!

It is our sincere pleasure to invite you to the 1st International Conference on Cognitive Reserve in the Dementias (ResDem) in Munich on 24-25 November 2017.

Research on protective factors in different dementias has received growing attention during the last years. A key finding was that higher levels of life experiences such as cognitive, social and physical activities are associated with a later onset and decreased risk of dementia. The brain mechanisms underlying these protective effects yet remain largely unknown, even though it is crucial to further understand these mechanisms so that this knowledge can be used to develop effective therapies and preventive strategies.

ResDem is the first conference entirely dedicated to reserve and its underlying mechanisms. Leading experts from different scientific areas, including imaging, genetics, intervention and preclinical research, will be brought together. Reserve mechanisms across different types of neurodegenerative diseases will be discussed. A data blitz will give young upcoming researchers an opportunity to present their results.

We cordially invite you to an exciting meeting in the beautiful city of Munich. You reserve it!

Prof. Robert Perneczky
Chairperson

Prof. Michael Ewers
Co Chairperson