Annual Conference programme 2018

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Day one

Day one

Time

Title

Speaker

 9am

Registration, exhibition, posters and refreshments

 9.45am

Welcome and housekeeping

Bill Turnbull, Journalist and Presenter

10am Introduction to ASAC 2018

Jeremy Hughes CBE, CEO 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

The Cost of Dementia

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

 3.45pm

Address by the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care

Rt Hon Jeremy Hunt MP, Secretary of State for Health and Social Care

 4.05pm

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

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

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

Kathryn Smith, Chief Operating Officer, Alzheimer’s Society

Jennifer Dixon, Chief Executive , Health Foundation (invited)

 4.45pm

Recap of the day and closing remarks

Bill Turnbull, Journalist and Presenter

Download the full programme for more information.  Please note this is subject to change. A final programme will be confirmed in March 2018.

Day two

Day two

Time Title Speaker
 9.15am

Registration, exhibition, posters and refreshments

 9.45am Welcome and housekeeping

Angela Rippon, CBE, Journalist,  Presenter and Alzheimer's Society Ambassador

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

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

 10.15am 

Greater Manchester – putting dementia first

Jon Rouse, Chief Officer, GMHSCP

Rachel Volland, Senior Implementation and Improvement Lead - Dementia United

 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. Sex and intimacy: innovating to help care homes better support the needs of residents with 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

 4.10pm

Taking action on dementia – next steps

Keynote speaker TBC
 4.30pm Recap of the day and closing remarks

Angela Rippon, CBE, Journalist,  Presenter and Alzheimer's Society Ambassador

Download the full programme for more information.  Please note this is subject to change. A final programme will be confirmed in March 2018.