About the conference

Alzheimer’s Society Annual Conference is a must attend event for anyone working in health and social care, local and national government, policy and research. 

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Alzheimer’s Society's vision is a world without dementia. Until the day we find a cure, we will create a society where those affected by dementia are supported and accepted, able to live in their community without fear or prejudice.

This year’s theme is ‘Taking Action on Dementia’ – what needs to happen to ensure people with dementia can live the lives they want today and give hope to future generations for a world without dementia. 

'Most people are aware of dementia. Now it is action that is required. We want people to actually do something to make life better for people affected by dementia.' Keith Oliver, living with dementia.

View the conference programme

Our full programme is available to view and download.

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What will conference delegates gain access to?

Registering for a ticket will allow you access to: 

  • Our first two day conference programme, hosted by Bill Turnbull (day one) and Angela Rippon, CBE (day two).
  • People with dementia and carers sharing their experiences.
  • Over 10 main conference sessions, each focused on a different aspect of dementia care, research and policy.
  • 16 parallel sessions covering the latest research updates and service improvements.
  • Over 80 expert speakers from across research, policy and care.
  • Exhibition stands to show innovative products and services.
  • Our interactive conference App.
  • Over 100 posters showcasing pioneering work in the dementia field.
  • Panel discussions and audience Q and As.
  • CPD accreditation.
  • Networking opportunities – via our drinks reception and App networking tool.

What are the key themes?

  • Rights of people affected by dementia.
  • Fixing the health and social care system.
  • A movement for change.
  • Research for the future.

Who are the key speakers?

  • Professor Sir Simon Lovestone, Professor of Translational Neuroscience, University of Oxford.
  • Martin Knapp, Professor of Social Policy, London School of Economics.
  • Glen Garrod, Vice President, Association of Directors of Adult Social Services.
  • Sarah Tabrizi, Professor of Clinical Neurology, University College London.
  • Jon Rouse, Chief Officer, Greater Manchester Health and Social Care Partnership.

Conference registration and fees

Conference registration closed on 8 May 2018. Find out more about conference fees and registration for Alzheimer's Society annual conferences.


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