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Day 1 - Thursday 9th February

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Registration and refreshments
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Welcome and introduction
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Risk factors and prevention

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

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Palliative care

Professor Liz Sampson, Consultant Liaison Psychiatrist, Royal London Hospital

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Lived experience of dementia

Colin Capper, Head of Research Development and Evaluation, Alzheimer’s Society 

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Refreshments and exhibition viewing
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Blood biomarkers for diagnosis

Professor Henrik Zetterberg, Professor of Neurochemistry, UCL

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The Evolving Landscape of Alzheimer’s Disease - Industry symposium supported by Lilly

Professor Craig Ritchie & Dr Liz Coultard


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Progress in understanding young onset dementias from a genetic standpoint
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Lunch and exhibition viewing
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Driving and dementia: Driverless cars?

Anuraj Varshney, Consultant Practitioner and Head of Service, South East DriveAbility (S.E.D.), Kent Community Health NHS Foundation Trust

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A timely and accurate diagnosis of Alzheimer's Disease: A panel discussion - Industry symposium supported by ROCHE
  • Prof Dag Aarsland, Professor of Old Age Psychiatry, Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology & Neuroscience.
  • Dr Dennis Chan, Consultant Neurologist, University Hospitals Sussex NHS Trust
  • Dr Susan Mitchell, Head Of Policy - Prevention, Early detection and Diagnosis at Alzheimer's Research UK
  • Dr Vanessa Raymont, Honorary Consultant Psychiatrist, University of Oxford
  • Facilitated by Dr Ashton Harper, Head of Medical Affairs at Roche Diagnostics UK

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EDON initiative: how might early detection of dementia be possible

Zuzana Walker, Professor of Psychiatry of the Elderly and Honorary Consultant Psychiatrist, Essex Partnership University NHS Foundation Trust

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Refreshments and exhibition viewing
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Prospects for novel symptomatic treatments for AD

Paresh Malhotra, Head of the Division of NeurologyImperial College London

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Industry symposium
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Clinical trials update

Dr Catherine Mummery, Consultant Neurologist, Head of Clinical Trials, Dementia Research Centre, UCL

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Close of day 1
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Networking reception

Day 2 - Friday 10th February

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Registration and refreshments
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Vascular dementia

Hugh Markus, Professor of Stroke Medicine, Consultant Neurologist, University of Cambridge, Addenbrookes Hospital Cambridge

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Lewy body dementia

John-Paul Taylor, Professor of Translational Dementia Research and Honorary Consultant Old Age Psychiatrist, Newcastle University 

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The Alzheimer’s journey: reflections on what matters most to patients, caregivers, physicians – Industry symposium supported by TauRx

Claude Wischik, Richard Stefanacci, Sonya Miller & Bjoern Schelter


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Refreshments and exhibition viewing
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Technology for supporting people with dementia and carers

Ramin NilforooshanConsultant Psychiatrist & Professor in Psychiatry, University of Surrey

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Panel: Case Studies
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Lunch and exhibition viewing
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Poster presentation results and prize giving
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Hearing loss and dementia

Iracema Leroi, Associate Professor of Geriatric Psychiatry, Trinity College Dublin and Global Brain Health Institute

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Brain imaging

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

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Assessment of capacity

Hugh Series, Consultant old age psychiatrist, Oxford Health NHS Foundation Trust Member, Law Faculty, University of Oxford

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Closing comments and end of conference