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Recap of the 8th International CAA Conference

The 8th International CAA Conference took place on November 3-5 in Perth, Western Australia. It was a unique meeting in several regards. This was the first time that an International CAA Conference was held outside of Europe or North America, and our first in-person meeting after the Covid-19 pandemic. A broad range of topics was discussed, including novel insights related to iatrogenic CAA, Dutch-type CAA, perivascular amyloid clearance, biomarker research, and Amyloid-Related Imaging Abnormalities (just to name a few). Another ‘first’ was an up-date on the development of the International CAA Association clinical guidelines. The goal of these guidelines will be to provide clinicians worldwide with evidence-based recommendations for the diagnosis and management of CAA. They will be posted on the website as soon as they are finalized. The conference was concluded by a public forum, a first of a kind meeting where researchers and patient advocates from three continents came together in one room to talk about CAA, including Dutch-type CAA. Overall, the 8th International CAA Conference in Perth was a huge success. A big thank you to the local organizers: Drs. Hamid Sohrabi, Ralph Martins, Kevin Taddei, and Samantha Gardener.

Join us for the 8th International CAA Conference

The 8th international CAA conference will be held in Perth, Australia, 3-5 November 2022. Details and registration can be found here.

The new Boston Criteria (version 2.0) for the diagnosis of CAA were just released

A definite diagnosis of CAA can only be made after death, by examining the brain tissue under the microscope. A breakthrough in the field was the introduction of the Boston criteria in the 1990s, which allowed for the first time to make a diagnosis of possible or probable CAA during life. These criteria are based on  the presence of characteristic neuroimaging  markers, such as microbleeds in the outer regions of the brain. In 2010, the criteria were updated (modified Boston criteria or version 1.5) as knowledge evolved and imaging techniques improved. And now here we are: twelve years of experience and observations later, with the Boston criteria version 2.0. In this updated version, new imaging markers are included to further help doctors in diagnosing CAA. See for more information here.