14th and 15th February 2019
Cavendish Conference Centre, London

Dear Colleagues,

It is a great pleasure to welcome you to the 21st National Dementias conference. 

The Dementias series has become an essential event in the calendar of all those with an interest in old age psychiatry.

Resident programme planner Professor Alistair Burns is joined this year by leading expert Dr John O’Brien. Together, they bring you an outstanding agenda, with plenty of time to exchange ideas and network over the two days.

Key themes for 2019 include: 

  • New treatments for dementia 
  • Use of CFS biomarkers 
  • Updates in imaging 
  • Treating less common dementias 
  • Primary care and dementias 
  • Managing delirium 

Whether you have been before, perhaps several times, or whether you will be a new attendee, you'll find this 21st conference will be informative, interactive and enjoyable. 

We look forward to seeing you in London in 2019!

Professor Alistair Burns, CBE & Professor John O'Brien

Conference Chairs & Programme Advisors

Who should attend?

  • Old age psychiatrists
  • Psychiatrists
  • Geriatricians
  • Care of the elderly specialists
  • Neurologists
  • Radiologists
  • Mental health service managers
  • Community mental health teams
  • Specialist nurses
  • All trainees in these disciplines

Feedback from Dementias 2018:

"A very good and successful conference with a very high standard. Looking forward to the 2019 Dementias!"

Old Age Psychiatrist, Essex Partnership University NHS Trust

"Great conference! Exceeded expectations"

Consultant in Cardiology, Royal Devon and Exeter NHS Foundation Trust

"I feel very fortunate to have attended the conference today and thank you to everybody involved for such a thought provoking day"

Occupational Therapist, East London NHS Foundation Trust