The following page is designed to provide participating New IDEAS dementia practices and PET imaging facilities updates on study activities. This page will be updated monthly.
Please contact the New IDEAS Operations Team at firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions about the updates featuring on this page or past updates.
The New IDEAS recruitment and innovation team at Vanderbilt University Medical Center will be hosting a live hour-long webinar on Tuesday, October 31st at 4pm ET / 3pm CT / 2pm MT / 1pm PT. Panelists will include PIs and clinic staff from sites who have performed exceptionally well in enrollment of Black/African American and Hispanic/Latinx participants into the New IDEAS study. This discussion-based webinar will provide the audience an opportunity to hear first-hand from sites about effective strategies and challenges faced to recruit these priority populations into the study. A live Q&A session will be held at the end of the event for continued discussion. We look forward to seeing you there! Please register here today.
Effective September 2023, Lecanemab was added as an anti-amyloid pharma therapy option on the Pre-PET and Post-PET forms. Please review and download the latest version of the Case Report Form Packet for Dementia Practices. These changes are currently live in the New IDEAS Portal.
Effective September 1, 2023, the New IDEAS Study Team will re-open the “All Other Races/Ethnicities” cohort to only those sites who have registered at least ten (10) participants since March 1, 2022 (Note: Registrations must represent 10 unique individuals, not re-registrations).
The New IDEAS Study Team is excited to announce new study-wide initiatives including transportation assistance to the amyloid PET scan, in-home blood collection services, and updates to the study protocol’s inclusion criteria for more inclusive research. The Study Team received approval for a protocol and Informed Consent Form (ICF) amendment on March 1, 2023.
Please review the following documents:
The New IDEAS Study Team developed a Blood Draw Information Sheet for Patients to help practices communicate with patients about the blood collection component of the New IDEAS Study. The material is available in both English and Spanish.
If your facility is currently experiencing issues with prior authorization requests or Medicare reimbursement for amyloid PET scans conducted through New IDEAS, please contact the New IDEAS Operations Team at email@example.com.
Detailed instructions on proper Medicare billing processes can be found on the study website. Reminder, the study has a template letter available for use when communicating with Medicare Advantage Plans. This resource has been proven successful in obtaining prior authorization for coverage.
New IDEAS Study Champions attended the Delta Sigma Theta Sorority Heath & Wellness Expo near Dallas in March to share information about the study and the importance of memory care.
Study Champions are trained volunteers who partner with community organizations within their region to spread information about the New IDEAS Study. Champions must live in near one of the following metropolitan areas - Chicago, Dallas, Houston, Los Angeles, Miami, Philadelphia/New Jersey, San Diego, Washington DC/DMV.
If you become a Study Champion, you will receive training on New IDEAS and learn how to build strong community relationships and cultural humility.
Email NewIdeasStudy.CES@med.unc.edu to learn more about becoming a New IDEAS Study Champion.
Page last updated: September 28, 2023