Partnership conferences and events
We attend, partner and exhibit at a number of conferences and events throughout the year. Learn more about the conferences we will have attended this season, and keep checking back for information on conferences we will be attending in 2019.
UK Dementia Congress
6 - 8 November 2018, Brighton, UK
Organised in partnership with the Alzheimer’s Society, the Congress brings together the latest ideas and innovations, as well as providing a unique forum for professionals, experts and people living with dementia to network, learn and share within an exciting and positive environment.
The Alzheimer’s Society held 2 badged talks, titled 'How to respond to distressed behaviours' and 'Meeting the sex and intimacy needs of people living with dementia in care homes', and had a variety of other speakers. We also provided publications and information on our stand.
Labour party conference
23 – 26 September 2018, Liverpool, UK
Conservative party conference
30 September – 3 October 2018, Birmingham, UK
We attended both party conferences, where we promoted our Fix dementia care campaign. We called on the Government to end the inequality and deliver the change that people affected by dementia deserve.
WHO International healthy cities conference
1 - 4 October 2018, Belfast, UK
We attended all four days of the conference in Belfast, promoting our national services.
The theme of the event was ‘Changing cities to change the world’, and the conference aimed to create a platform for presenting current progress and exploring the issues and challenges that will shape the future of the global Healthy Cities movement.
Best Practice Show
17 - 18 October 2018, Birmingham, UK
This year’s event, hosted annually for the primary care community, incorporated the National Association of Primary Care’s Annual Conference and the DDA's Annual Conference.
Jeremy Hughes, CEO joined keynote speaker session ‘Wellness not Illness’. Janice Le Tellier and Dr Vish Ratnasuriya also joined a session to speak about our new Dementia connect service.
29 - 31 October 2018, Barcelona, Spain
This was the 28th Alzheimer Europe Conference, this year organised in collaboration with CEAFA and Fundación Alzheimer España. The theme was 'Making dementia a European priority' and Alzheimer's Society presented a number of oral presentations as well as posters on a variety of topics. These included:
- Mind the Gap: Gender & Unpaid Dementia Care in Europe
- People with dementia have rights too - Adopting a rights based approach
- Progressing from 'proving' to 'improving' the involvement of people affected by dementia in research
- Global Dementia Friends Network: Uniting Against Dementia
National Association of Local Councils (NALC) annual conference
30 - 31 October 2018, Milton Keynes, UK
This event was attended by the entire local council sector and included workshops, networking sessions, and updates on national lobbying campaigns.
14 November 2018, London, UK
The theme for the annual conference this year was ‘Making the most of data and technology’, and focused on the intelligent use of data and technology in the care sector.
We showcased our training and consultancy courses, as well as our national services.
National Child and Adult Services Conference (NCAS)
14 – 16 November 2018, Manchester, UK
NCAS is an annual conference for those with responsibility for, or an interest in the provision of services for children, young people and vulnerable adults.
We attended the exhibition, promoting our dementia connect offering, as well as our national services.