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Global Biomarker Standardization Consortium (GBSC)


The Alzheimer's Association has established the Global Consortium for Biomarker Standardization to gather key researchers, clinicians, and industry, regulatory and government leaders in Alzheimer's disease to achieve consensus on the best ways to standardize and validate biomarker tests for use in clinical practices around the world.

About the Global Consortium

Next Meeting

April 7, 2015
10:00 A.M. EST

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In the past few years, the Alzheimer's disease research enterprise has developed improved techniques and technologies aimed at early diagnosis and detection of Alzheimer's disease. The field has seen remarkable growth in research using  clinical assessment, psychometric testing, cerebrospinal fluid-based biomarkers, magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) measurements of  brain volume, and molecular imaging of beta-amyloid in the brain to diagnose Alzheimer's at its earliest stages.

Before these and other diagnostic measures can be incorporated into clinical practice worldwide, they must be standardized and validated on a global scale. The Global Consortium for Biomarker Standardization brings together these experts in teleconference and face-to-face meetings to address the challenges inherent in this goal and to develop the global scales required for worldwide implementation.

Related Projects

The Global Consortium for Biomarker Standardization will continue to grow and expand as the field identifies novel technologies and techniques for diagnosis of Alzheimer's disease. To date, there are projects addressing:

Related papers and abstracts

For more information

For investigators who are interested in more information on the Global Consortium, including associated projects, past meetings or future meetings, please contact Maria C. Carrillo, Ph.D.

Maria C. Carrillo, Ph.D.
Vice President, Medical & Scientific Relations
Alzheimer's Association



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