Alzheimer's Society Annual Conference 2024

We held our 2024 Annual Conference on Tuesday 14 May in London, in person and virtually, during Dementia Action Week.

Alzheimer's Society annual conference 2024

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About the 2024 Conference

Dementia is the health priority that none of us can afford to ignore. It is the UK's forgotten crisis, but the biggest killer and costs the UK £36.7 billion a year. But the devastating impact of dementia cannot be measured in economic terms alone. 

If dementia is not made the priority it should be, we could see nearly 1.6 million people living with the condition by 2040. With new disease-modifying drugs on the horizon there is hope, but this can only be realised with greater capacity and readiness within health and social care systems to meet the challenge posed by dementia.

Alzheimer’s Society Annual Conference 2024 will bring together key decision makers who understand the urgent necessity of tackling dementia. 

We’ll convene influencers in the dementia community, key figures in health and social care systems, stakeholders from the voluntary sector and professional bodies, with health and social care practitioners, innovators, and people with lived experience to show how diagnosis, social care and research together can change the lives of those living with dementia today and in the future.

Our conference sponsor 

Rothesay is delighted to be sponsoring Alzheimer's Society’s Annual Conference 2024 and the republication of the Alzheimer’s Society’s Carer’s Guide, a practical guide to helping carers support their loved ones with dementia and to look after themselves as their main carer.

Rothesay is the UK's largest pensions insurance specialist, purpose-built to protect pension schemes and their members’ pensions. With over £60 billion of assets under management, we secure the pensions of more than 930,000 people and pay out, on average, approximately £200 million in pension payments each month. 

Rothesay is dedicated to providing excellence in customer service alongside prudent underwriting, a conservative investment strategy and the careful management of risk. They are trusted by the pension schemes of some of the UK’s best known companies to provide pension solutions, including Asda, British Airways, Cadburys, the Civil Aviation Authority, the Co-operative Group, National Grid, Morrisons and telent.

For further information about Rothesay please visit

Rothesay refers to Rothesay Limited and its subsidiaries and is the trading name for Rothesay Life Plc, an insurance company authorised by the Prudential Regulation Authority and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority and the Prudential Regulation Authority. Firm Reference Number: 466067. Rothesay Life Plc is registered in England and Wales with company registration number: 06127279 and registered address: Rothesay Life Plc, The Post Building, 100 Museum Street, London WC1A 1PB. 



9:30 - 9:45am - Welcome from our hosts, Angela Rippon CBE and Bill Wilson, Carer

9:45 - 10:00am - CEO opening address, Kate Lee, Chief Executive, Alzheimer's Society 

10:00 - 10:30am - Health in an ageing society and the importance of dementia, Professor Chris Whitty, Chief Medical Officer for England

10:30 - 11:10am - The economic and healthcare cost of dementia, Ben Richardson, Managing Partner, Carnall Farrar

11:10 - 11:45am - Refreshments, exhibition and networking

11:45 - 12:10pm - Address from the Secretary of State for Health & Social Care, The Rt Hon Victoria Atkins MP, Secretary of State for Health and Social Care

12:15 - 1:15pm - Breakout sessions (below)

1:15 - 2:15pm - Lunch, exhibition and networking

2:15 - 3:15pm - Breakout sessions (below)

3:15 - 3:40pm - Refreshments, exhibition and networking

3:40 - 4:10pm - Address from the Andrew Gwynne MP, Shadow Minister for Social Care

4:10 - 4:55pm - Diagnosis: why is it so important and what does the future of dementia diagnosis look like? Dr Jonathan Schott, Professor of Neurology at the Dementia Research Centre, UCL Institute of Neurology & Vanessa Raymont, Senior Clinical Researcher, R&D Director Oxford Health NHS Foundation Trust

4:55 - 5:00pm - Closing remarks from our hosts, Angela Rippon CBE and Bill Wilson, Carer 

5:05 - 6:00pm - Drinks reception 

12:15 - 1:15pm

  1. Dementia diagnosis rates: why we need new, ambitious targets for the future

    Speakers: Dr Sharmi Bhattacharyya, Chair of Faculty of Old Age Psychiatry Wales 

    Dr Conor Barton, Chair of Faculty of Old Age Psychiatry Northern Ireland

    Dr Charles Marshall, Professor of Clinical Neurology, QMUL

  2. How Governments can deliver a social care system that better recognises and supports unpaid carers of people living with dementia

    Speakers: Helen Pyper, Head of Policy and Campaigns, Dementia Carers Count 

    Craig Harrison, Public Affairs and Media Manager, Carers NI

    Heather Mercer, Person affected by dementia and member of Health & Care Partnerships Steering Group

  3. The Power of Campaigning for Change 

    Speakers: John Bennett-Green, Campaigner

    Sarah Bennett-Green, Campaigner

    Michelle Nelson-Greensmith, Campaigner

    Tricia Forrest-Morley, Campaigner

    Debbie Abrahams MP, Chair of APPG on Dementia

  4. What do people really think is important? A presentation and discussion on the results of our recent large scale survey of people living with dementia and those close to them

    Speakers: Claire Morris, Research Director, Walnut Unlimited

    Jeanine Baichoo, Research Manager, Walnut Unlimited

    Nick Eul-Barker, Fundraising and Marketing Insight Lead, Alzheimer's Society

    Fiona Bailey, Senior Audience Insight Manager, Alzheimer's Society

2:15 - 3:15pm

  1. Deepening our understanding of health Inequalities, now and in the future

    Speakers: Hayley Hogan, Head of Evidence and Impact, Alzheimer's Society

    Malayka Rahman-Amin, Bronte Heath, Emily Adams, Research Evidence Team, Alzheimer's Society

    Adelina Comas-Herrera, Principle Investigator of STRIDE-England

    Team Sahara: Kay Maher, Local Services Manager, Shagufta Majid, Dementia Adviser, Robana Naqvi, Dementia Adviser, Sania Rehman, Dementia Adviser, Alzheimer's Society

  2. How to raise standards in social care for people living with dementia

    Chair: Trevor Salomon, Carer

    Speakers: Ben Cooper, Fabian Society

    Darren Hughes, Director of Welsh NHS Confederation

    Mary Cridge, CQC Dementia Lead

  3. The Kings Fund: Study examining dementia through a lens of systems transformation

    Speakers: Leila Morris, Researcher (Policy), Kings Fund

    Kate Livesey, Senior Policy Adviser, Kings Fund

  4. Idea generation: Influencing services to support the changing world of dementia 

    Speakers: Niki-Evens Ward, Lead Service Designer

    Jess Inglis and Lindsey Jarrett, Service Design team

    Saif Ahmed, Clinical Lead, Tameside and Glossop Integrated Care NHS FT

Sponsorship and Exhibition Opportunities

You can now view our 2024 brochure here: sponsoring and exhibiting

If you are interested in sponsoring or exhibiting at Alzheimer's Society Annual Conference 2024, please contact us at [email protected]


Read our most frequently asked questions about the conference.

What is your Covid policy?

We will be holding this conference in person, however we will be working in line with the government guidance and restrictions at the time. We will continue to monitor and review the policies and procedures we have in place in accordance with government and public health guidance. We will continue to update our attendees to any changes or considerations if they need to be put in place.

What is the address?

The conference is being held at etc.venues, the address is:

155 Bishopsgate, London, EC2M 3YD, United Kingdom

Who will be attending?

We will be inviting local leaders in dementia, local government and authorities, policy makers, professional bodies, health and social care professionals, government representatives, people with an association to dementia.

Is the conference available online/virtually?

Yes, early bird registration for attending the conference in person will open on Monday 8th January 2024. Registration for attending the conference virtually will also open on Monday 8th January 2024.

What is the difference between an in person vs online attendance?

In person attendees will receive lunch, post reception drinks and visits to our exhibition stands. 

Online attendees will be able to view and interact with sessions, and connect with our exhibitors on our conference app. 

When does the early bird rate apply?

There is a discount for those registering from Monday 8 January up to and including Wednesday 31 January.

Do you offer discounts for group bookings?

10 per cent discount for 3-4 people.
15 per cent discount for 5 people and above.
The discount will be automatically applied to your booking.

Do you offer student discounts?

Students receive a reduced rate if they are in full-time education. Students will be required to show a valid student card on arrival at the conference. 


We're unable of offer BSL interpreters if we have any requests come through 2 weeks before the conference date. This is due to the time it takes to get a BSL interpreter in place.

Why are you charging people with dementia and carers?

At Alzheimer’s Society Annual Conference 2024 we will charge people affected by dementia a reduced registration fee of £70. Charging for people affected by dementia (PABD) is in line with key dementia conferences (ADI, Dementia Congress). The conference aims to influence key members of the health and social care and local and national government. The registration fee is designed to dissuade members of the general public not in the target audience from attending, in order to maintain achievement of these aims.

We have assigned the reduced fee of £70 to PABD as this will cover the basic costs associated with a delegate attending the conference. This is primarily the per person cost Alzheimer’s Society is liable to cover for each delegate.  Our Annual Conference takes place in London to ensure we can welcome members of national government and is such is a costly endeavour for the Society. We are required therefore to ensure we recoup costs in every way possible. Other income sources include sponsorship of the event, exhibition fees and ticket sales.

People with dementia will be able to bring a carer to the conference at no additional cost.

Which sector do I fall into?

Voluntary / Public sector - Third sector, charities, not-for-profits, small medium Enterprises, Community Interest Companies, NHS, Local Government, Central Government, Universities, Councils and other Public Sector Organisations

Private sector - Commercial and profit-making organisations.

Speaker Only – Please only select this option if you are confirmed to speak at the conference

How do I pay for my place at the conference?

When placing your booking you can either pay by credit or debit card (Visa and MasterCard only) via the booking system.

Can I pay by invoice?

You can pay by invoice up to Friday 19th April, please email the conference team to find out more at [email protected] Please note an admin fee of £20 will be added to all invoices. We're unable to accept any invoice requests after Friday 19th April due to the time it takes to process invoices in time for the conference. 

Can I pay by cheque?

This option is not available.

How and when do I receive my confirmation once I have registered?

You will receive an email confirmation once you have completed your registration. You will not be able to attend the conference unless payment is made.

Is there a deadline for payment?

Yes, the deadline for BACS transfer and invoice payments is 14 days before the conference date Wednesday 1st May.


Cancellations received up to and including 15th April 2024 – full refund of registration fee

Cancellations received between 16th April –1st May 2024 – 50% refund of registration fee

Cancellations received after 1st May 2024 will not receive a refund.

Please note if you paid for the conference via our invoicing process, you will receive a refund of the registration fee as above, minus the administration fee of £20.

Can I amend my booking after completion?

Yes, use the link in your email to login to your booking. Click ‘Modify’ to amend your booking. You can submit payment, amend your session choices and change answers to the registration questions. The deadline for amending bookings is Wednesday 1st May.

I am a speaker at one of the sessions, can I bring someone else along free of charge to speak with me?

Unfortunately, only one place per speaker is complimentary.

I can’t attend, can I appoint a colleague to attend in my place?

Yes, use the link in your email to login to your booking. Click ‘Substitute Registrant’ and enter the details of the person who will attend in your place. The deadline for substitutions is Wednesday 1st May.

How do I book for sessions?

We will be using a booking system which will allow attendees to pre-book sessions at the conference. You will be asked to select your sessions when booking your place at the conference. 

Will I be able to get a copy of presentations?

The majority of conference sessions are recorded and recordings will be added to our conference app for viewing by delegates after the conference, they will be available to view up to one month after the conference.

Can I see a delegate list before the event?

No, delegate lists will not be available. We will include delegate information on our conference App that delegates have chosen to share only. 

Can I see a list of exhibitors attending the conference?

Once our exhibitors are confirmed they will be detailed on our conference webpage and App.

Can I exhibit and/or sponsor at the conference?

For all exhibition enquiries and opportunities please contact [email protected]

Can I submit an Abstract or Poster?

For the 2024 Conference we're not accepting any abstracts or posters.

I have hearing problems, can you help?

Please ensure you indicate your requirements when registering for the event and we will accommodate these on the day.

Is there a dress code for the conference?

The dress code for the conference will be smart/casual.

What are the start and finish times of the event?

The conference will start at 8.30am for registration, exhibition and refreshments. The conference will close at 5pm, there will be a drinks reception at this time to end the day.

Is lunch included?

Yes, lunch and refreshments will be served at the appropriate times. 

Can I request a Kosher meal?

We can only provide a Kosher meal if it's requested up to 2 weeks before the conference, this is due to the time it takes to order in a meal.

Will there be a quiet room during the conference?

Yes, there will be a quiet room to use which will be clearly signposted. Delegates will be advised the location of the quiet room on arrival at the conference.

Will there be a space for me to breastfeed during the conference?

Yes, there will be a quiet room for you to use. Please let us know when you arrive at the conference so we can direct you to the room.

Will there be a space for me to pray during the conference?

Yes, there will be a quiet room for you to use. Please let us know when you arrive at the conference so we can direct you to the room.

Is Wi-fi available at the conference?

Yes, you will be given the wi-fi network and access password on arrival. 

Will there be wheelchair access?

Yes, there is wheelchair access and a lift available to all floors. 

Will there be parking available?

The venue has no parking available on site.

Do you accept Guide Dogs?

Yes, the venue accepts guide dogs.

Contact us

If you have any questions about the Alzheimer's Society Annual Conference, please get in touch with our team by phone or email.

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