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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

Alzheimer's Society Annual Conference

Tuesday, 21 May 2019

The Alzheimer’s Society Annual Conference is for anyone working in health and social care, local and national government, policy and research.

UK Biobank scientific conference

Wednesday, 19 June 2019 @ QEII Conference Centre in London

The 2019 UK Biobank scientific conference is open to health researchers, health charities and anyone interested in making best use of this exciting research resource.

AAIC 2019

Sunday, 14 July 2019 to Thursday, 18 July 2019

International investigators, clinicians and care providers gather to share the latest study results, theories and discoveries that will help bring the world closer to breakthroughs in dementia science. Registration opens in February 2019.