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Find out more about the training and development opportunities open to you beyond DPUK. Courses, schemes, abstract submission deadlines and one-off events offered by other organisations are advertised on this page.




Course: Biomarkers in Neurodegenerative Diseases

Aimed at PhD level and beyond, this detailed and comprehensive 4 day course will feature leading names in biomarker research including Profs. William Jagust (University of California Berkeley), John Hardy (UCL), Henrik Zetterberg (UCL/UGot), Kaj Blennow (UGot) and Nick Fox (UCL). We look forward to welcoming delegates from around the world for this unique educational and networking opportunity.

Cost: £200

More information and to book your place


Abstract submission

Submit your abstracts for posters, oral and featured research sessions based on four major themes:

  • Basic and Translational Science
  • Diagnosis and Prognosis
  • Public Health and Psychosocial
  • Therapeutics.
Abstract submissions are due 28 January 2019 by 11:59 pm ET.

Find out more and submit


Abstract submission

Abstracts are invited under the themes: supporting people affected by dementia; building a movement for change; research to transform care and discover new treatments.

Deadline for submission is 7 December 2018.

Find out more and submit

Alzheimer's Society

Abstract submission

This year ARUK are giving you the opportunity to have a 15-minute speaking slot in one of the following conference sessions:

  • neuroinflammation
  • dementia with Lewy bodies
  • prevention and risk reduction
  • genetics and epigenetics
  • vascular dementia
  • modelling of disease

Deadline: submit an abstract by 5 December 2018 for the opportunity to have a 15-minute speaking slot. Abstracts for posters will be selected on a first-come, first-served basis until 9 January 2019.

Find out more and submit


Stand up for science workshop

The workshop will be held at Wellcome Collection in London on 14 November. 

This free workshop is aimed at early career scientists, engineers, medics and social scientists (PhDs, post-docs or equivalent welcome). At these day-long events, participants get the chance to hear directly from and ask questions of: researchers who have interacted with the media, science journalists, and policymakers. It is an opportunity to learn how the media works, how evidence can inform policy, what journalists and policymakers want and need from researchers, and how to involve the public in communicating your research.

Applications are open now until 4 November 2018. 

Find out more and apply

Sense about Science

David Hague Early Career Investigator of the Year Award

The David Hague Early Career Investigator of the Year Award, worth £25,000 in research expenses with a £1,500 personal prize, will be presented each year to the most outstanding Early Career Researcher in the field of biomedical dementia research.

The deadline for applications is 28 September 2018.

Find out more and apply on the Alzheimer's Research UK website.

Alzheimer's Research UK

Grant application support

Transform your research idea into a submitted grant proposal. The Dementias Portfolio Development Group (PDG) Writing Groups offer support in:

  • expertise, applicants, patient involvement and study design
  • logistics support for writing group meetings and post-award advice.

If you are interested in joining a Dementias PDG Writing Group, please complete this form


Dementias Portfolio Development Group (PDG)

MSc in Public Health Data Science
With multidisciplinary skills in epidemiology, informatics and
statistics, the MSc offers training and development in the strengths and limitations of digital technologies and their use in public health research.

For more information, contact

University of Bordeaux

New webinar masterclasses will be uploaded here in spring 2019.

In our first webinar – An Introduction to the Data Portal, researchers learn about the functionality in the Data Portal: how to identify the data most relevant to particular research interests; what is required for the single-stage application form; and how to work with data in the virtual desktop. This webinar was recorded in early 2018.

We welcome feedback on any aspect of our online training for researchers. Please get in touch via our contact page.

Events for you

A practical introduction to IRT for research in Alzheimer's and dementia

Friday, 30 August 2019, 9.30am to 4.30pm @ G32, Department of Psychology 7 George Square Edinburgh EH8 9JZ

This course will provide a practical introduction to item response theory, with a specific focus on the assessment of change in cognitive test scores.

Optimising multistudy integrative research

Wednesday, 18 September 2019 to Friday, 20 September 2019

This conference aims to optimise current and future integrative and comparative research involving longitudinal studies. It will bring together researchers from longitudinal study consortia and methodologists to share learnings.

Neuroscience 2019

Saturday, 19 October 2019 to Wednesday, 23 October 2019

Opportunities to explore new tools and technologies, and forge new research collaborations at the Society of Neuroscience annual conference.

Alzheimer Europe conference

Wednesday, 23 October 2019 to Friday, 25 October 2019

DPUK director, John Gallacher, will be presenting at the 29th Alzheimer Europe conference.

2019 IEEE Nuclear Science Symposium (NSS) and Medical Imaging Conference

Saturday, 26 October 2019 to Saturday, 02 November 2019

DPUK imaging scientists will be presenting work at this conference.