Annual Conference programme 2018

Take a look at the Alzheimer's Society Annual Conference 2018 programme, which took place on 22-23 May.

Jeremy Hughes at Alzheimer's Society conference

Time

Title

Speaker

 9am

Registration, exhibition, posters and refreshments

 9.45am

Welcome and housekeeping

Fiona Phillips – Journalist and Broadcaster, Alzheimer’s Society Ambassador

10am Introduction to ASAC 2018

Kathryn Smith, Chief Operating Officer, Alzheimer’s Society

 10.15am  

The Dementia Statements one year on – rights and the Three Nations Dementia Working group  

Members of the Three Nations Dementia Working group

 11.00am

Dementia – Big problem; Big Data – Big solution?

Professor Sir Simon Lovestone, Professor of Translational Neuroscience, University of Oxford

 11.30am

Refreshments, exhibition, posters and networking

 11.50am

Parallel Sessions:

  1. UKDRI: conquering dementia through research
  2. Younger people with dementia
  3. Getting emergency care right
  4. Caring for carers

 1pm

Lunch, exhibition, posters and networking

 2pm

Parallel Sessions:

  1. Dementia Research Leaders PhD showcase
  2. Hidden Voices: Seldom heard groups
  3. Out with the old and in with the new, the key to achieving lasting results from your training spend
  4. Dementia Friendly Business

 3.10pm

Exhibition, posters, refreshments and networking

 3.30pm Welcome back Jenny Owen CBE, Alzheimer's Society Vice Chair

 3.35pm

Breaking down the cost of dementia

Martin Knapp, Professor of Social Policy, London School of Economics

 3.50pm

Counting the cost

Jeremy Hughes CBE, CEO, Alzheimer's Society

 4.00pm

Address by the Minister of State for Health and Social Care

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

 4.20pm

Fixing the System: panel discussion and Q&A from the audience

Martin Knapp, Professor of Social Policy, London School of Economics

Glen Garrod, President, Association for the Directors of Adult Social Services

Jeremy Hughes, CEO, Alzheimer's Society

Alistair Burns, National Clinical Director for Dementia and Older Peoples’ Mental Health, NHS England

 5.00pm

Recap of the day and closing remarks

Kathryn Smith, Chief Operating Officer, Alzheimer's Society

 5.05pm

Drinks reception

(Supported by Surrey Cricket Club)

Jeremy Hughes in conversation with Bart de Strooper, Director, UK Dementia Research Institute
Time Title Speaker
 9.15am

Registration, exhibition, posters and refreshments

 9.45am Welcome and housekeeping

Charlie Webster, Sports and Television Presenter

 10am Alzheimer’s Society ambitions in support, society and research

Dr Doug Brown, Chief Policy and Research Officer, Alzheimer’s Society

 10.20am 

Putting dementia first: influencing the Health and Social care agenda

Warren Heppolette, Executive Lead Strategy and Systems Development, Greater Manchester Health and Social care Partnership

Rachel Volland, Senior Implementation and Improvement Lead - Dementia United

Helen Foster, Director of Operations, Alzheimer's Society

 11am

Meeting the therapeutic challenge in Huntington's disease and other forms of dementia

Professor Sarah Tabrizi, Director of Huntington’s Disease Centre, University College London

 11.30am

Refreshments, exhibition, posters and networking

 11.50am

Parallel Sessions:

  1. Hot off the press: breaking clinical studies
  2. What works where?  Different approaches to dementia friendly communities
  3. Design and dementia
  4. Dying Well - dying with dignity
 1pm

Lunch, exhibition, posters and networking

 2pm

Parallel Sessions:

  1. Meeting the sex and intimacy needs of people affected by dementia
  2. Technology: useful today and tomorrow’s world
  3. State of the Nation
  4. Researching dementia on all fronts: from drug design to clinic
 3.10pm

Registration, exhibition, posters  and refreshments

 3.30pm A world without dementia

Wendy Weidner, Research and Policy Project Lead, Alzheimer's Disease International

Minister Takashi Okada, Envoy Extraordinary and Minister Plenipotentiary of Japan

Jayne Goodrick, Care Supporter, Wales

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

 4.10pm

Taking action on dementia – next steps

Carey Mulligan, Actor and Alzheimer's Society Ambassador
 4.30pm Recap of the day and closing remarks

Charlie Webster, Sports and Television Presenter

Dr Doug Brown, Chief Policy and Research Officer, Alzheimer's Society

Three women at standing behind Alzheimer's Society stand
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