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3 October 2020

Save the date! On Saturday, October 3, presenters from around the globe will mark World FTD Awareness Week by sharing information, helpful resources and updates on FTD through a free daylong program. Stay tuned for a schedule and registration information!

The event

Make a Connection

While COVID-19 may keep us from meeting in person, by joining this event online, you can still connect with other caregivers from others around the globe!


Typically, hearing international FTD presenters requires travel to far-off conferences. This year, we’ll bring the expertise to you.

Easy to Join

All sessions are free, and you can choose to join the programming in each region at any point throughout. Run through GoToWebinar, there are multiple ways to sign on, watch and learn!



The 2020 World FTD Marathon will kick off in Australia.  Specialists with both clinical and research expertise from Neuropsychiatry, Royal Melbourne Hospital, and FRONTIER, the frontotemporal dementia research clinic at the Brain & Mind Centre, University of Sydney, will present an exciting program of topics covering all aspects of FTD. The presentations will be geared to families living with FTD, carers, and health professionals who want to learn about FTD.  Speakers will be available to answer your questions.  There will be over 4 hours of presentations and then the baton will be passed to our colleagues in Europe. 

10:00 AM


*You will be redirected to the Gotowebinar website for registration. More information

10:00 AM



The European program has specialists from Italy, the United Kingdom and the Netherlands that will be presenting and answering questions. You will receive information on the disease, biomarkers and how to cope with COVID-19 while caring for your loved one. Also the latest developments are shared.

Exact program will follow soon. Stay tuned!

*You will be redirected to the Gotowebinar website for registration. More information


AFTD is curating the North, Central and South American block of this event, which will run from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Eastern time on October 3. Expert presenters from organizations in Canada, the U.S., and Central and South America will provide the latest information on FTD, research, and support to address this disease. They will reflect on the challenges that 2020 and the COVID-19 pandemic have brought for people and families affected by FTD, and for FTD researchers, and offer reasons for hope. Presenters will be researchers, health professionals, people living with an FTD diagnosis, and caregivers and family members.

10:00 AM


*You will be redirected to the Gotowebinar website for registration. More information