Dementias Platform UK reports on its activity through an annual report. This governance document demonstrates its delivery against core objectives.
The project is making good progress thanks to the many people who are working together to change the dementia research landscape. Their progress and perspectives are shared in this report.
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2014-15 has been an exciting year. A growing number of population studies have joined the Platform and world-class scientific networks have been established for molecular and structural imaging, induced pluripotent stem cells, and bio-informatics. In addition a nascent scientific programme has begun. This success, is due to the significant engagement of both academic and industry partners to the collaborative ethos of the Platform. The breadth and depth of collaborative activity across disciplines across the UK has been remarkable and reflects a strength of commitment to beating dementia.
Our theme for this years’ conference ‘Tools for Science’, focused on how the platform enables more and better dementia research.
This, our 2016 Dementias Platform UK Annual Conference Pack provides an overview of the day, it includes copies of presentations, posters and abstracts which are brought to life with photographs and quotes from both presenters and contributors.
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The October issue features Professor Diana Kuh, who shared her insight from her extensive research experience and provide advice on how to progress as an early career researcher. We invite you to save the date for our Annual Conference in 2017. We also give news that King’s College London has become a new academic partner, an award to Experimental Medicine and further details for our Cohorts Enhancement Workshop.
In this issue we include our 2016 scientific conference “Tools for Science”. This was impressive not only for the rigour and diversity of the science, but also for the energy and enthusiasm that the day generated. We welcomed a new Deputy Director, a new Executive Team member, two new Champions to our Scientific Steering Group and International Collaborators.
2016 promises to be a significant year for DPUK as we transition from infrastructure build to scientific programme. In this issue we bring you up to speed on several platform developments including consortium expansion, equipment procurement, and experimental medicine.
It is a great pleasure to acknowledge the progress that has been made in the first year of Dementias Platform UK (DPUK). Highlights include establishing research networks and Experimental Medicine strategy groups, initiating our Experimental Medicine programme, and building consensus for data sharing at unprecedented levels of complexity and scale; all of which make the UK an increasingly exciting place for dementias research.
What is Dementias Platform UK?
The Dementias Platform UK is a coordinated and integrated way of doing dementia research. By helping world-leading experts to work together to do better studies more quickly and at a lower cost, we will accelerate progress in dementia research.
What will be the benefit?
We will look at ways to delay the onset of dementia by changes in lifestyle and treating conditions that increase dementia risk. Also, we will look for ways to alleviate symptoms to improve quality of life. In the longer term we will look for treatments that can be used as soon as problems are detected to delay or prevent the disease progressing. None of us need spend the last years of our life with dementia.
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