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International HundredK+ Cohorts Consortium (IHCC)

News and Announcements

Davos Alzheimer’s Collaborative/IHCC Partnership Reaching Major Milestones

Davos Alzheimer’s Collaborative and IHCC Announce Milestones in the Fight Against Alzheimer’s Disease The Davos Alzheimer’s Collaborative (DAC) is a global multi-stakeholder partnership that is mobilizing the world against Alzheimer’s disease, and the IHCC is proud to be a part of this million person cohort.        “Now is the time to act on Alzheimer’s. International bodies including the WHO, G7, and G20 have all made commitments in recent years that recognize the need to act together, act globally and act now to address this health crisis…DAC is a response to these calls for action, bringing the speed and scale that

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Departure of IHCC Associate Director, Eric Plummer

Departure of IHCC Associate Director, Eric Plummer Please join us in wishing farewell to Eric Plummer, Associate Director of IHCC, as he transitions to a new role outside of the organization at the end of September. Eric’s leadership saw the IHCC grow exponentially since he joined in 2019. During his 22-month tenure, Eric has ushered in the IHCC governance framework, managed the development and submission of over $6.5M of grant funding, planned and delivered both of our International Cohort Summits, oversaw numerous pilot projects, among many other landmark accomplishments. Before his departure, Eric facilitated the development of a 5-year strategic

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NIH Virtual Workshop on Genetic Modifiers

Join us for NIH’s September Virtual Workshop Join us and our colleagues at the National Institute of health for their virtual workshop “Genetic Modifiers: Lessons from Nervous System Disorders” Co-Chaired by Huda Zoghbi, Susan Ackerman, Monica Justice, Marcy MacDonald, Trudy MacKay and Stephan Zuchner on Sept 21st-23rd. IHCC’s own Hakon Hakonarson will give a talk and highlight some recent IHCC data on Alzheimer’s Disease. Other speakers representing the IHCC will be announced in the coming weeks. Check out the link below for more information and register for this free workshop! Learn More & Register

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Featured Cohort: Estonian Genome Project

IHCC Featured Cohort: The Estonian Biobank PI: Prof. Andres Metspalu, M.D., Ph.D. The Estonian Biobank (Est.BB) is an active member of the IHCC and has a current cohort size of more than 200,000 individuals. Est.BB is part of the international biobanking community and is a founding member of other consortia like international P3G and BBMRI-ERIC in the European Union. IHCC has a unique approach, which we like very much, covering research, education, and training; facilitating the exchange of information between biobanks; and extending the biobanking approach to new countries and continents. In addition to bringing cohorts together from across the

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