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Global CEO Initiative on Alzheimer's Disease (CEOi) Commits Industry to Innovation and Leadership in the Global Fight Against Alzheimer's and Dementia
Date:5/1/2013

echnology sectors to drive new solutions to support Alzheimer's patients and caregivers," said Sue Siegel , CEO of healthymagination, GE.  "Through our expertise, innovation and collaboration, the CEOi will build upon national commitments and plans in the U.S. and across the globe to place Alzheimer's at the forefront of critical research, care, awareness and funding priorities in order to stop this global threat by 2025."

The founding members of the CEOi include biopharmaceutical and healthcare companies AC Immune, Eli Lilly and Company, Janssen Research & Development, LLC, Merck, Pfizer, Inc. Sanofi and Nestle Health Science; financial services provider Bank of America Merrill Lynch; healthcare solutions company GE Healthcare; and Banner Health, a large multi-state, not-for-profit healthcare system.

Through collaboration with governments, non-governmental organizations and academia, the CEOi will build proactive strategies to meet four goals aimed at stopping Alzheimer's disease by 2025, including:

  1. Develop a global Alzheimer's framework to prevent and effectively treat Alzheimer's by 2025, with specific, milestone-driven actions to increase global research resources as well as reduce the time, cost and risk in developing Alzheimer's therapies;
  2. Develop a comprehensive global Alzheimer's agenda to align basic and translational  academic and industrial research and drug development;
  3. Articulate the fiscal and economic case for global action and new investment models and innovations in treatment, care and care delivery; and
  4. Enhance public engagement to emphasize the value of early detection and diagnosis and to increase awareness of the economic, social and personal benefits of a public commitment to stopping Alzheimer's disease.

The Global CEO Initiative on Alzheimer's Disease (CEOi) is an organization of private-sector leaders who have joined
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