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IOS Press presents commemorative volume on Alzheimer's Disease to her majesty, Queen Sofia of Spain

During the recent International Conference on Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders (ICAD), IOS Press was honored to present Queen Sofia of Spain with a commemorative edition of Alzheimer's Disease: A Century of Scientific and Clinical Research. This landmark work commemorates the centennial of Alois Alzheimer's discovery of what would be known as Alzheimer's Disease (AD). Each conference participant received a copy of the book with the compliments of GlaxoSmithKline.

Khalid Iqbal, one of the conveners of the conference, makes the presentation to Queen Sofia. Left to right are George Perry, Queen Sofia, Khalid Iqbal, Elena Salgado, Spanish Minister of Health, and Jess Avila.

Through her Queen Sofia Foundation, the Alzheimer's Project, a care and research facility being built in Madrid, will provide inpatient, outpatient, and family services for families that have to deal with Alzheimer's Disease. The book traces how the true importance of AD as the major cause of late life dementia ultimately came to light and narrates the evolution of the concepts related to AD throughout the years and its recognition as a major public health problem, with an estimated 30-40 million people affected by AD today. This milestone work has been guided by four of the most prominent voices in the field today, George Perry, Dean of the University of Texas at San Antonio College of Sciences and Professor of Pathology and Neurosciences, Case Western Reserve University, Editor-in-Chief, Journal of Alzheimer's Disease; Jess Avila, Center for Molecular Biology, University Autnoma of Madrid, Senior Editor, Journal of Alzheimer's Disease; June Kinoshita, Executive Editor, Alzheimer Research Forum; and Mark A. Smith, Department of Pathology, Case Western Reserve University, Co-Editor-in-Chief, Journal of Alzheimer's Disease.

George Perry commented, "The book brings to life, and in many instances revisits and reflects on, the classic studies that have essentially de
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Contact: George Perry
george.perry@case.edu
216-368-2488
Case Western Reserve University
11-Sep-2006


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