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Dementias Platform UK 's conference Translation2023

Discussing a poster at Translation 2023
Attendees at a Translation 2023

Translation 2023 is part of a change to the landscape of dementia research, and took place at BMA House on 2-3 March 2023.

Attendees came from academia, industry, the third sector and government, and heard about the latest research in human experimental medicine for dementia.

The challenge for dementia research is translating discoveries in the lab into experimental trials and on to therapies and new drugs quickly, at scale and using all available research channels. 

There were discussions about exciting developments in big data, biomarkers and trials delivery – all of which can lead to new disease-modifying treatments for dementia.


Attendees at Translation 2023Attendees at Translation 2023

Programme of events

The conference took place over 2 days, including a morning for Early Career Researchers. 

You can find the programme here.

Videos from the conference

 Prof Masud Husein & Prof James Rowe discuss research on biomarkers.

Prof Jeff Cummings discusses current factors affecting clinical trials.


Early career researcher morning

DPUK hosted a special workshop for Early Career Researchers (ECRs) on the morning of 2nd March. Every ECR participating was accepted to present either a Poster or Lightning Talk during the conference.

View the Early Career Research workshop programme here

The ECR workshop aimed to highlight the plethora of resources available by DPUK, its partners (such as Alzheimer's Research UK), and in the wider dementia research landscape to help researchers build their career.

ECR tickets allowed full entry to the main conference on Thursday 2 March afternoon and the entirety of Friday 3 March 2023.