WDC programme 2023/2024
The World Dementia Council will host a series of in-person and virtual dialogues and summit meetings for international leaders over the year looking at some of the key challenges facing the field in an era of treatments and identifying how progress can be accelerated.
Netherland government host high level dementia summit
In October the government of the Netherlands hosted a high level meeting on dementia. The one day meeting in the Hague brought together international leaders in government, research, and industry, as well as caregivers and advocates. At the meeting attending governments agreed a new communique on demenita. The communique commits to the establishment of a new international governmental body on dementia and the establishment of a new international prize for leaders in the dementia field.
Dr Joanne Pike elected new WDC vice chair
Dr Joanne Pike, Alzheimer's Association president and chief executive officer, has been elected the new vice chair of the World Dementia Council. In this leadership role, Pike will advance the organisation’s global efforts to improve the lives of people affected by dementia. She succeeds Professor Kiyoshi Kurokawa, chair of the Health and Global Policy Institute (Japan) and professor emeritus of the University of Tokyo, who has served as Vice Chair since 2021.
G7 health ministers dementia meeting
The G7 health ministers at their meeting in Nagazaki in May 2023 had a dedicated meeting on addressing the challenge of dementia organized by the Government of Japan, the World Dementia Council and the Health and Global Policy Institute. G7 health ministers in their communique restated their commitments to making advances in dementia research, care and risk reduction.