UPDATE: NIH Dementia Care & Caregiving Summit March 24-25 to be Videocast Only

Dear All,

As you know, there is an expanding outbreak of respiratory illness caused by a novel coronavirus named SARS-CoV-2. The disease itself is referred to as COVID-19. Most cases and most person-to-person spread of the novel virus have occurred in mainland China, but clusters of affected persons have been increasingly detected outside of China, including in the US. The immediate risk to most Americans remains low, but the potential global public health threat posed by this virus is high. This is a rapidly evolving situation and the risk assessment for people in the US may change.

In support of the Office of Personnel Management guidance to strengthen efforts to protect the federal workforce to ensure continuity of operations, NIH leadership has encouraged staff coordinating large meetings within the next 30 days to consider alternate options. After careful deliberation and consideration for the health of all attendees and for the tremendous amount of effort that has gone into planning for this important event, we have decided to hold the National Research Summit on Care, Services, and Supports for Persons with Dementia and Their Caregivers scheduled for March 24-25, 2020 as a virtual meeting only. In other words, there will not be an in-person option.

The goal of the summit is to bring together individuals with a variety of backgrounds to identify evidence-based programs, strategies, approaches, and other research that can be used to improve the care, services, and supports of persons with dementia and their caregivers.

If you have already registered for in-person or videocast you do not need to do anything. All registrants will receive updates and instructions for the virtual meeting. If you are not already registered and would like to receive email updates, please register for a videocast ticket here.

Agenda now available