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Key themes for 2020: 

  • An update from the Dementia Research Institute
  • Use of CSF biomarkers for dementia diagnosis
  • How to diagnose and manage delirium
  • The use of imaging in dementia
  • Treatment of behavioural symptoms in dementia
  • The role of General Practice
  • Rapidly progressive dementia
  • How to prevent dementia
  • New therapeutic approaches to dementia
  • Palliative care 
  • Lewy body dementia
  • Post-diagnostic support

8:30 AM - 9:25 AM

Registration and Refreshments

9:25 AM - 9:30 AM

Welcome and Introduction

Professor Alistair Burns, University of Manchester and Professor John O’Brien, University of Cambridge

9:30 AM - 10:10 AM

Keynote Address: ‘The Dementia Research Institute: using technology to improve care

Professor David Sharp, Neurologist, Imperial College London

10:10 AM - 10:40 AM

Use of CSF biomarkers for Dementia diagnosis

Dr Dennis Chan, University Lecturer and Honorary Consultant, University College London

10:40 AM - 11:10 AM

Use of imaging in Dementia

Professor John O’Brien, Professor of Old Age Psychiatry, University of Cambridge

11:10 AM - 11:40 AM

Refreshments, Exhibition and Networking

11:40 AM - 12:10 PM

The investigation and management of rapidly progressive dementia

Dr Matthew Jones, Consultant Neurologist, Salford

12:10 PM - 12:40 PM

Head injury and dementias

Dr Vanessa Raymont, Senior Clinical Researcher and Honorary Consultant Psychiatrist in the Department of Psychiatry, University of Oxford

12:40 PM - 1:10 PM

Symposium kindly supported by Roche

Early detection and diagnosis: The Brain Health Clinic approach 

Professor Craig Ritchie, University of Edinburgh

1:20 PM - 2:10 PM

Lunch, Exhibition and Networking

2:10 PM - 2:40 PM

Dementia: the role of General Practice

Professor Louise Robinson, Director of the Newcastle University Institute for Ageing & Professor of Primary Care and Ageing, Institute of Health and Society and Newcastle University Institute for Ageing

2:40 PM - 3:10 PM

Palliative care in Dementia

Professor Liz Sampson, Reader in Palliative Care Research, University College, London

3:05 PM - 3:30 PM

Refreshments, Exhibition and Networking

3:30 PM - 4:00 PM

Is dementia preventable?

Professor Craig Ritchie, Professor of the Psychiatry of Ageing, University of Edinburgh

4:00 PM - 4:30 PM

New therapeutic approaches for Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias

Professor Roy Jones, Professor and Director, Research Institute for the Care of Older People, Bath

4:30 PM - 5:15 PM

Symposium kindly supported by Biogen

Is the UK ready for a disease-modifying therapy?

Chair: Alistair Burns 
Speakers: Matt Jones, Roy Jones, Craig Ritchie and Alison Evans from ARUK

5:15 PM - 7:00 PM

Networking reception and poster viewing

9:00 AM - 9:30 AM

Registration and Refreshments

9:30 AM - 10:10 AM

Keynote Address: ‘What can epidemiology tell us about dementia

Professor Fiona Matthews, Professor of Epidemiology and Population Health Sciences, Newcastle University

10:10 AM - 10:35 AM

Dementia: a carer’s perspective

Steph Booth, Author of “Married to Alzheimer’s”

10:50 AM - 11:20 AM

How to diagnose and manage delirium

Dr Emma Vardy, Consultant Geriatrician and Clinical Dementia and Delirium Lead, Salford Royal NHS foundation trust

11:20 AM - 11:50 AM

Refreshments, Exhibition and Networking

11:50 AM - 12:20 PM

Research for Dementia - the Global reach

Dr Iracema Leroi, Professor of Psychiatry in Ageing and Dementia, University of Manchester

12:20 PM - 12:50 PM

Lewy body dementia: what’s new?

Dr John-Paul Taylor, Senior Clinical Lecturer and Honorary Consultant, Newcastle University

12:50 PM - 1:20 PM

Symposium kindly supported by Nutricia

Mild Cognitive Impairment – a Clinical Perspective

Dr Bernadette McGuinness
, Clinical Senior Lecturer Queen’s University Belfast/Consultant Geriatrician, Belfast

1:00 PM - 1:50 PM

Lunch, Exhibition and Poster Viewing

1:50 PM - 2:00 PM

Poster winner announced

2:00 PM - 2:30 PM

Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards - where next?

Alex Ruck-Keene, Barrister, 39 Essex Chambers

2:30 PM - 2:50 PM

Refreshments, Exhibition and Networking

2:50 PM - 3:20 PM

Hospital Liaison Psychiatry

Dr Annabel Price, Consultant in Liaison Psychiatry for Older Adults, Addenbrooke's Hospital

3:20 PM - 3:50 PM

Cognitive Stimulation Therapy

Professor Aimee Spector, Professor of Old Age Clinical Psychology, University College London