John Dwyer '74 in Nashville, Leading Alzheimer's Initiative
As a serial healthcare entrepreneur, John Dwyer '74 has spent much of his career implementing innovative business practices to tackle healthcare challenges. As the co-founder and President of the nonprofit Global Alzheimer’s Platform Foundation (GAP), John has turned his attention to accelerating a cure for Alzheimer’s disease by speeding and improving clinical trials.
Nearly 6 million Americans live with Alzheimer’s, and that number is projected to grow to 16 million by 2050. Treatments have to be approved in clinical trials, but the process of recruiting and standing up trials is too slow.
John's foundation partners with more than 70 Alzheimer’s clinical trials testing sites (GAP-Net) throughout North America to improve recruiting and streamline business practices. The GAP-Net Site Optimization Conference is taking place February 27 – March 1 at the Nashville Marriott at Vanderbilt University. At the conference, world-class researchers, recruiters, and CEOs from research sites will discuss cutting-edge research, strategies for recruiting Alzheimer’s clinical trial volunteers, and best business practices.