Annual Conference programme 2019

Take a look at the Alzheimer's Society Annual Conference 2019 programme, which will take place on 21-22 May.

Time

Title

Speaker

 9am

Registration, exhibition, posters and refreshments

 9.30am

Welcome and housekeeping

Richard Madeley, TV Presenter and Journalist

9.45am

Stepping up national action on dementia Jeremy Hughes CBE, CEO, Alzheimer's Society
10.00am United by experience, united against injustice, united in action

Lesley Calvert, Dementia Voice Volunteer

Tutiette Thomas, Dementia Voice Volunteer 

Angela Sandiford, Dementia Voice Volunteer

 

 10.30am  

Dementia and human rights 

Suzanne Cahill, Author and Professor of Social Work & Social Policy, Trinity College Dublin

 11.00am

Refreshments, exhibition, posters and networking

 11.30am

Care Research & technology at the UK DRI: Improving lives today and tomorrow

Professor Dave Sharp, UK DRI Associate Director, Care Research and technology at Imperial College London

 12.00pm

Parallel Sessions:

  1. Care homes - more than just a home
  2. Improving diagnosis and support for people with young onset dementia 
  3. United Against Dementia: working together to make communities dementia-friendly  
  4. Breaking new knowledge in dementia; towards new diagnosis and treatment 

 1.00pm

Lunch - Exhibition, posters, refreshments and networking

 1.45pm

Lunchtime drop-in sessions:

  • Oral posters
  • Global Dementia Friends     
  • Innovation Game Storming 

 2.30pm

Parallel Sessions:

  1. Active lives in Dementia
  2. Dementia and Data – The Dementia Intelligence Network  
  3. An overlooked majority - women and dementia can no longer be ignored 
  4. From proving to improving: the involvement of people affected by dementia in research

3.40pm

Exhibition, posters and refreshments

4.00pm

Joining up health, social care and public health – developing  solutions for an older population living with dementia

Sandy Sweet, Volunteer Ambassador, Alzheimer's Society

Julie Ogley, President of ADASS 

Caroline Dinenage MP, Minister of State for Health
and Social Care

Professor Steve Powis, National Medical Director NHS England

Richard Murray, CEO King’s Fund 

Kathryn Smith, Chief Operating Officer, Alzheimer’s Society

 5.00pm

Recap of the day and closing remarks

Richard Madeley, TV Presenter and Journalist

 5.30pm

Drinks reception and 40th Anniversary celebration

(supported by Surrey Cricket Club)


Morella  Kayman, Vice-President, Alzheimer's Society

Duncan Jones, Trustee, Alzheimer's Society

Time Title Speaker    
 9.00am

Registration, exhibition, posters and refreshments

   
 9.20am Welcome and housekeeping

Duncan Jones, Trustee, Alzheimer's Society

   
9.30am

Address by the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care

Rt Hon Matt Hancock MP, Secretary of State for Health and Social Care    
 9.50am Stepping up the global action on dementia 

Lenny Shallcross, Executive Director, World Dementia Council

Fiona Carragher, Chief Policy and Research Officer, Alzheimer’s Society

   
 10.15am 

Working together to build inclusive communities

Catherine Anderson, CEO , Jo Cox Loneliness Commission 

Sally Copley,  Director of Policy, Campaigns & Partnerships, Alzheimer’s Society

Chloe Moffatt, Programme Manager, Girls Brigade Northern Ireland

Larry Gardiner, Steering Group member, 3 Nations Dementia Working Group

   
 11.00am

Refreshments, exhibition, posters and networking

   
 11.30am

Parallel Sessions:

  1. Caring for Family Carers
  2. Breaking new knowledge in dementia: towards new treatments
  3. Dementia Voice – coproduction and involvement of people with dementia
  4. Social Care – how do we break the gridlock?
   
 12.40pm

Lunch, exhibition, posters and networking

   
 1.15pm

Lunchtime drop-in sessions:

  • Oral posters
  • Ask the Doctor: How might Alzheimer’s disease be diagnosed and treated in the future?
  • Innovation Game Storming
   
2.00pm Welcome and introduction to the afternoon - Charlie Webster, Sports and Television Presenter    
 2.05pm

Dementia Connect  – support for everyone with a dementia diagnosis whenever they need it

Helen Foster, Director of Operations, Alzheimer’s Society

Max Oosman, Community Mental Health Nurse Practitioner, Lancashire NHS Foundation

   
 2.35pm

Parallel Sessions:

  1. Connection and expression through music and arts
  2. Personalised Care for Dementia, and the National launch of the Dementia Action Group  
  3. Dementia Friendly Hospital Initiatives 
  4. What are the potentials for everyday tech to support better dementia care? 
   
 3.45pm

Registration, exhibition, posters and refreshments

   
 4.05pm Brain Health and Preventing Dementia

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

   

4.35pm

Changing the dialogue on dementia

John Middleton, Actor

Jane Moore, Journalist and TV presenter

Trish Powell, Executive Producer, CPL Productions

Nicci Gerrard, Observer columnist and author

   

5.15pm

Recap of the day and closing remarks

Jeremy Hughes CBE, CEO, Alzheimer's Society

Charlie Webster, Sports and Television Presenter 

   
5.25pm

End of conference 

   
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