The project ‘Herinneringen’ (‘Memories’) is about to finish the first year of its search for a cost-effective and minimally invasive method allowing for accurate diagnosis of (sporadic) Alzheimer’s disease (AD) before significant damage to the brain has occurred. You are hereby cordially invited to the first annual meeting on November 23th 2018 in building ON1 at the katholieke University Leuven (Herestraat 49, Leuven). Participation is free but registrations via the project web site (Menu, Contact) is required for practical reasons. The program can be downloaded from the same web site. Francesca Pistollato from the European Reference Laboratory – European Center for validation of Alternative methods to Animal Testing (EURL-ECVAM) will address the current challenges met by traditional AD research, and the need for the paradigm shift that forms the basis of the project ‘‘Herinneringen’ (‘Memories’). The project partners will present an overview of the different activities that are planned to meet the final goal, and progress will be reported where relevant. Special attention will be given to (i) the selection of the external risk factors for sporadic AD; (ii) the cell-based methods for identification of molecular and cellular processes that may be involved in the onset and early development of AD-related processes; (iii) the strategies to scientifically validated the human relevance of the identified potential biomarkers. See you November 23th.