Brain Health and prevention of cognitive decline
Today’s challenges for a brighter Tomorrow

Milan, October 23-25, 2024 University of Milano-Bicocca Piazza dell’Ateneo Nuovo, 1

About The Event

Milan Center for Neuroscience - NeuroMI - 10th anniversary 2014-2024 Sixth International Meeting.


University of Milano-Bicocca
Piazza dell’Ateneo Nuovo, 1


October 23-25, 2024


According to the 2022 WHO position paper , Brain Health can be defined as “the state of brain functioning across cognitive, sensory, social-emotional, behavioral and motor domains, allowing a person to realize their full potential over their life course, irrespective of the presence or absence of disorders”.

The EAN Brain Health Strategy - ‘one brain, one life, one approach’ - aims to develop a holistic approach to brain health that benefits society not just through a decreased healthcare burden due to neurological disorders, but through improved quality of life and productivity throughout an individual’s life course. The EAN’s vision is of a future in which individuals, populations, clinicians, and policymakers understand the benefits of good Brain Health and have the information and opportunities to preserve and recover Brain Health.

With worldwide aging populations, the burden of neurological diseases is increasing and represents a major cost for society. Dementia has the highest impact, with a prevalence expected to triplicate within 2050, up to 130 million worldwide, with the highest increase in developing countries.

Research showed us that molecular mechanisms leading to neurodegenerative disorders and dementia start decades before clinical onset and we have now available biomarkers revealing ongoing pathological processes before their clinical manifestations.

Moreover, new disease-modifying drugs and multidomain intervention strategies have been shown to have an impact on the progression of molecular mechanisms, on clinical course, and on the prevention of cognitive decline. However, implementation of such strategies requires a big effort from the scientific community, health systems, and policymakers.

Past COVID pandemic, the highest amount of money ever delivered from the European Community through the Next Generation EU funding, might shape our future if appropriately targeted to these ambitious goals. The Italian “Programma Nazionale di Ripresa e Resilienza” (PNRR) devoted a large amount of this European financing to collaborative strategic plans involving partnerships from Academia, Research Centers, and Public and Private Companies to address this big challenge.

On its tenth anniversary in 2024, the Milan Center for Neuroscience (NeuroMI) aims to devote its sixth international meeting to these themes and to gather top scientists involved in basic, clinical, and applied research to address these themes and promote synergies and collaborations to work together toward this ambitious goal.


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The closest station to the Università degli Studi di Milano-Bicocca is Milano Greco Pirelli.
The Milano Greco Pirelli station is reachable from:
Milano Porta Garibaldi in about 7 minutes with 4 trains departing per hour
Milan Lambrate in about 7 minutes using line S9 and R trains to/from Brescia, plus a few trains departing from Piacenza, Voghera

By taking Viale dell’Innovazione, the street next to the Arcimboldi theatre, you will reach Piazza dell’Ateneo Nuovo and buildings U6/U7.
From Central Station you can take bus 87.
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From Milan Linate airport, take metro towards S. Babila M1. At the last stop continue on line 1 of the Metro.

Those arriving at Milan Malpensa airport can take the Malpensa Express shuttle train. We advise you to use trains that stop at Milan Porta Garibaldi station.


From the Turin-Venice motorway, exit “Milano - viale Zara” and take the direction towards ‘Milano Centro’.
After passing the sign indicating the city of Milan, at the StarTourist Hotel on the left, take Viale Sarca, the first street parallel to the one you find yourself on, on the left side.
Continuing along Viale Sarca in the same direction you will find the University on your left after about one km.