General news

Featured Research Session at AAIC 2021

We are very excited to be presenting within a Featured Research Session at the Alzheimer’s Association® International Conference 2021 (AAIC).

Update March 2021

To bring everyone up to date, we have created a video including all the latest developments around our consortium. Watch it now!

Meet the team: Dr. Tavia Evans

Who is behind the idea of the UNITED consortium? Dr. Tavia Evans founded the consortium together with Dr. Hieab Adams.

Hieab Adams receives Erasmus MC Fellowship!

We are so pleased to announce that our consortium leader, Hieab Adams, received the Erasmus MC Fellowship.

Looking back – AAIC Los Angeles 2019

It has been a week since the AAIC and we have had time to reflect on a wonderful week in the sun.

Kick-off AAIC

We are excited to see widespread interest for the UNITED consortium in the exhibition hall of the Alzheimer’s Association International Conference this year.

Infrastructure support from SURFSara and the NWO

We are delighted to begin working with SURFSara through the approval of our NWO grant.

We are proud to announce the UNITED consortium scientific advisory board

Our board members have graciously agreed to advise the UNITED consortium through their complimentary experience and expertise within neurodegenerative diseases, neuroimaging, genetics, epidemiology and consortium initiatives. The chair of the UNITED consortium...

UNITED is headed to the AAIC!

We are happy to announce the UNITED consortium are headed to the sunny shores of Los Angeles to set up in the exhibition hall of the Alzheimer’s Association International Conference this year in July.

Meet our member #2: Natalia Ardashirova

It’s time to highlight one of our members again. This time we would like to introduce you to Natalia, she is a neurologist from Moscow.

Meet our member #1: Albert Dayor Piersson

Since we’re so proud of our members, we would like to introduce some of them to you. To start with Albert Dayor Piersson from Ghana.

50th study joins the consortium!

We are immensely proud and grateful at reaching this milestone. All these studies will help us to reach our aim to understand neurodegenerative diseases.

New collaboration: RedLat

We can proudly announce that from now on we will be collaborating with the consortium Research Dementia Latin America.

New collaboration: Gipuzkoa Alzheimer Project (GAP) Study

The UNITED consortium is pleased to announce that the Gipuzkoa Alzheimer Project (GAP) study has joined the consortium.

New collaborations: SHIP and TREND

The UNITED consortium is excited to announce that the Study of health in Pomerania Study has joined the consortium.

New collaboration: UC Davis Alzheimer’s Diversity Study

We are excited to announce that the UC Davis Alzheimer's Diversity Study has joined the UNITED consortium. The UC Davis Alzheimer's Diversity Study, based in Davis, USA, focuses on looking into diverse populations and investigating if a mixture of influences for...

New collaboration: PRODEM-Austria

We are excited to announce that the Prospective Dementia Registry-Austria (PRODEM-Austria) has joined the UNITED consortium. PRODEM-Austria, financed by The Austrian Alzheimer Society, is an ongoing national prospective dementia registry including...

New collaboration: GeneSTAR

The GeneSTAR Study has joined the UNITED consortium. GeneStar is a family-based study in initially healthy brothers and sisters, and offspring of people with early-onset coronary disease (CHD). Based in  in Baltimore, USA, the study investigates mechanisms of CHD and...

New collaboration: Austrian Stroke Prevention Study

The Austrian Stroke Prevention Study (ASPS) has joined the UNITED consortium.



Call in African Journal of Neurological Sciences

We are very pleased with our recent call published in the African Journal of Neurological Sciences.

Lower percentage of the population is developing dementia

A global study, which was led by Erasmus MC in Rotterdam, shows that the incidence of dementia has declined by 13% in every decade over the past 25 years.

Publication in Alzheimer’s & Dementia: DADM

The publication “Full Exploitation of High-Dimensionality in Brain Imaging: The JPND working group Statement and Findings” was published at Alzheimer’s & Dementia: Diagnosis, Assessment & Disease Monitoring.


The aim of the UNITED consortium is to be global platform for research on neurodegeneration that is inclusive of populations from currently underrepresented countries, including South America, Africa and Asia. It’s abbreviation – UNITED – underlines our position in bridging a divided world.


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