Applications are now open for data experts to apply to join the next DPUK datathons – highly focused ‘hackathon-style’ events at Swansea University and the University of East Anglia this autumn. Datathons bring data scientists of all backgrounds to the dementia challenge.
Machine learning experts who may not have previous experience of working on dementia will have the chance to meet DPUK’s senior researcher at the first in a new series of events for data scientists. They’ll learn about opportunities to apply their skills and make a real impact on developing treatments for dementia.
One in three people born today will develop dementia in their lifetime: it's the biggest health challenge of our generation. With one million people predicted to have dementia by 2025 in the UK, and a current cost of £26bn a year to the UK economy, there is huge financial and societal impact, yet we’re still without treatment.
DPUK has launched Great Minds, an innovative new register of volunteers for clinical trials who bring rich data from their previous health studies to help clear the deadlock in development of treatments for dementia.