CONFERENCE COVERAGE SERIES

Enabling Technologies for Alzheimer Disease Research: 2001 Bar Harbor Workshop

Bar Harbor, ME

04 – 06 August 2001

Summary of Scientific Discussions: Bar Harbor

Robert Balaban opened the discussion by observing that heart disease and AD research share certain characteristics, including a weak familial linkage, poor penetrance of some of the known risk factors, and a poor understanding of the interplay between environmental and behavioral factors with gene-gene interactions.

Summary of Technology Discussions: Bar Harbor

Tim Clark began by laying out recommendations about the information infrastructure required if many groups want to be able to do collective experimentation, to share data, and to exploit automated pattern recognition in that shared data.