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

TBC

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

TBC

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

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

 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

Registration, exhibition, posters and refreshments
4.00pm Address by the Minister of State for Health and Social Caroline Dinenage MP, Minister of State for Health and Social Care

4.20pm

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

Julie Ogley, President of ADASS 

Professor Steve Powis, National Medical Director NHS England

Richard Murray, CEO King’s Fund 

Kathryn Smith, Chief Operating Officer, Alzheimer’s Society

Dementia Voice Volunteer

 5.20pm

Recap of the day and closing remarks

TBC

 5.30pm

Drinks reception and 40th Anniversary celebration

(supported by Surrey Cricket Club)


Richard Thompson, Chair of Surrey Cricket Club 

 

Morella  Kayman, Vice-President, Alzheimer's Society

Time Title Speaker
 9.00am

Registration, exhibition, posters and refreshments

 9.20am Welcome and housekeeping

TBC

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
  • Innovation Game Storming
  • How might Alzheimer’s disease be diagnosed and treated in the future?
 2.00pm

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

Dr Vish Ratnasuriya, Chair, Our Health Partnership 


Helen Foster, Director of Operations, Alzheimer’s Society

 2.30pm

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? 
 3.40pm

Registration, exhibition, posters and refreshments

 4.00pm Brain Health and Preventing Dementia

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

4.30pm

Changing the dialogue on dementia

Trish Powell, Executive Producer, CPL Productions

Jane Moore, Journalist and TV presenter

5.10pm

Recap of the day and closing remarks Jeremy Hughes CBE, CEO, Alzheimer's Society
5.20pm

End of conference 

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