Perla Werner 


Perla Werner has been involved in gerontological research since 1978 and has contributed to the expansion of knowledge in the area of psycho-social aspects of Alzheimer's disease and other dementing disorders.

She has devoted the last ten years to the study of stigma in the area of Alzheimer's disease, its conceptualization, assessment, correlates, and management. Professor Werner served as the Dean of the Faculty of Social Welfare and Health Sciences and as the Vice Rector of the University of Haifa until October 2016.

The first ministerial WHO conference on global action against dementia in 2015 stated, "We need to invest more in research to develop a drug, but also to improve the quality of life of people with dementia and the support of their caregivers."

For complex challenges an interdisciplinary synthesis can be more important and more relevant than technical and disciplinary expertise. Global problems require an international synthesis.

Joost Van Meerbeeck

Co-Chair LIAS/LIAS Foundation