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Time

Session

Room

9.00am

Registration

Lutyens Suite

9.30am

Welcome Address – Professor John Gallacher, Director of Dementias Platform UK.

Great Hall

9.45am

Opening Address – Professor Hugh Perry, Chair of the Oversight Board of Dementias Platform UK.

Hugh gave a broad overview of current scientific understanding into the links between inflammation and dementia.

Great Hall

10.15am

Developing the Clinical Studies Register – Dr Ivan Koychev, Clinician Scientist for Dementias Platform UK (DPUK) and Helen Rochford-Brennan, Chair of the European Working Group of People with Dementia.

Ivan presented DPUK’s plans to develop the Clinical Studies Register and, as an active campaigner and someone living with dementia, Helen brought her perspective to this important area of our work.

Great Hall

11.00am

Break

Lutyens Suite

11.30am

Breakout – Data Portal workshops

Sarah Bauermeister, Catherine Calvin, Chris Orton

Sarah, Catherine and Chris led ‘how-to’ sessions guiding attendees through every aspect of the Data Portal and its virtual desktop.

Harvey Room

Great Hall

Black Room


12.30pm

Lunch

Lutyens Suite

1.30pm

Impact across the platform: four scientists share updates on their work

Dr Chi-Hun Kim presented some early findings from his research using DPUK cohort data.

Chloe Fawns-Ritchie discussed her work in cognitive assessment, bringing in her perspective as an early career researcher in this field.

Dr John Isaac discussed the New Therapeutics in Alzheimer's Disease study, and other activities of DPUK’s Synaptic Health working group.

Professor Jonathan Schott presented findings from the Insight 46 cohort and his work developing the amyloid cohort.

Great Hall

2.30pm

Break


3.00pm

Big data and dementia: joining up the dots.

John Gallacher was joined in conversation with Professor Andrew Morris, Director of Health Data Research UK, and Dr Rob Buckle, Chief Science Officer at the UK Medical Research Council, to discuss the role of big data in health research, and its importance for dementia.

Great Hall

3.45pm

Keynote address – Miia KivipeltoProfessor of Clinical Geriatric Epidemiology.

Great Hall

4.15pm

Discovery Awards presentation

Great Hall

4.30pm

Closing comments – John Gallacher, Director of Dementias Platform UK.

Great Hall

5.00pm

Drinks reception and poster presentation awards

Lutyens Suite

6.00pm

Depart.