Royals set to join ADI’s 36th International Conference

ADI is pleased to welcome both Her Majesty The Queen Sofía of Spain and Her Royal Highness Princess Muna Al Hussein of Jordan to ADI’s 36th International Conference

ADI is pleased to announce that royals from across the globe will attend the Alzheimer’s Disease International Global Conference in Kraków 24-26 April, the longest running international conference on dementia, with both Her Majesty The Queen Sofía of Spain and Her Royal Highness Princess Muna Al Hussein of Jordan confirmed to be joining us for this leading conference.

We are now at a pivotal moment, with 141 dementia drugs in clinical trials, imminent diagnostic breakthroughs, and yet fewer than 50 National Dementia Plans in existence. The attendance of the royals will bring a much needed focus to the key challenges which face those living with dementia. These include concerningly low rates of dementia diagnoses (up to three quarters of cases go undiagnosed), which may limit access to dementia treatments when they become available, and limited access to post-diagnosis care (up to 85 percent of cases do not receive post diagnosis care).

Since 2018, ADI has been honoured to count Her Majesty Queen Sofía as an Honorary Ambassador. Her Majesty, a 2015 nominee for the Nobel Peace Prize, has long had a keen interest in Alzheimer’s and dementia.

“I am committed to championing a global response to dementia. Having witnessed healthcare challenges first hand, I know how important is to highlight these issues at global level. The ADI conference is a critical opportunity to discuss the role of these new developments in conjunction with caregiving and support. We need examples of good practice and innovation from all over the world”

– Her Majesty Queen Sofía.

ADI’s newest Honorary Ambassador, Her Royal Highness Princess Muna Al Hussein, an internationally renowned figure in global health, a strong advocate for programmes that support the Sustainable Development Goals, former commissioner at the high-level Commission on Health Employment and Economic Growth and a recipient of numerous distinguished awards for her exceptional leadership in advancing health care for all by all. HRH is the founder and president of the Jordanian Nursing Council and serves as the WHO’s patron of nursing and midwifery in the Eastern Mediterranean Region.

“Dementia impacts millions worldwide, but the increase in people affected is particularly acute in the Middle East and North Africa. As Honorary Ambassador, I’m committed to lend my voice to dementia causes, for affected individuals, families, and carers at the Kraków conference”

– Her Royal Highness Princess Muna Al Hussein

Registrations for the ADI global conference are still available for in-person and online attendance. This April, 2024, you can be part of the latest insights, innovations and inspirations on dementia.

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