In 2019, the Neuronet Sessions
introduced the projects of the Innovative Medicines Initiative (IMI) neurodegeneration portfolio to a broad audience composed of patients, caregivers, patient associations, researchers and clinicians.
This year, we expanded the focus of the event, titled “Working together to address common challenges for European neurodegeneration research”. Over the course of four parallel sessions, we showcased the work of IMI neurodegeneration projects on data sharing, ethics and regulatory/HTA interactions, and hosted presentations from early-career investigators working on these projects. In addition we held a roundtable discussion, during which project leaders discussed the challenges experienced by public-private partnerships during the COVID-19 pandemic, and how research will evolve in the critical post-COVID period.