UK Dementia Congress 2017

12th UK Dementia Congress

7 – 9 November 2017, Doncaster Racecourse, Yorkshire

The Journal of Dementia Care is pleased to confirm the 12th UK Dementia Congress will be held at Doncaster Racecourse, Doncaster on 7-9 November 2017. The UK Dementia Congress is the largest annual multi-disciplinary dementia-focused event and exhibition in the UK. Following the final day of the Congress we will also host the 8th National Dementia Care Awards.

Call for presentations

We invite proposals for presentations and posters on any aspect of support, care and treatment for people with dementia and their families, in any setting. Please note that the many of the oral presentations in the programme will be 12 minutes in length (though we may invite some speakers to give longer presentations). Abstracts not selected for oral presentation will automatically be considered for poster presentation, unless the author informs us otherwise.

Knowledge-based practice

The UK Dementia Congress is the best opportunity for professionals to learn from and be inspired by others’ experience, make connections and build bridges towards best practice in their own localities. All presentations should demonstrate how practice is linked to knowledge gained from research, experience, guidelines or expert consensus. We will give preference to papers that include an element of evaluation of a project or service, with scrutiny of the factors that led to success or failure, what were the barriers to progress, whether these were overcome and how, and drawing out conclusions and lessons learned on quality and cost-effectiveness. As always, we are interested in a broad range of papers but this year would particularly welcome proposals on (but not limited to): dementia care in acute hospital settings; technology, dementia care and living well; end of life care for people with dementia; learning disability and dementia; home support for people living with dementia.

Involving people with dementia and carers

As in previous years, a strong theme running through the Congress will be the experience of people with dementia, and involvement of them and their families in services at every level. Proposals should show that this important aspect has been addressed in their project or service.


Proposals for interactive workshops are welcome. though only a limited number can be included. Please send a detailed description of how you would run a session.


We welcome posters for display in the main Congress concourse (presenters must attend the Congress). Posters should describe a project or service with comment/evaluation, or report on research work.

How to submit your proposal

• Please download and carefully read the Guidance for Submission document
CLICK HERE to download

• All proposals must be submitted online via our Structured Proposal Form (follow the link below)

• Please note, you must enter all the information requested in every field of the online form; we cannot consider proposals that are incomplete

• Review your proposal carefully before submitting; we cannot edit or amend submissions

• Make sure you receive an email acknowledgement that your proposal has been successfully submitted

• The deadline for submissions is midnight 23 April 2017



Submissions will be assessed by members of a multi-disciplinary panel convened by the Journal of Dementia Care. Applicants will be informed by the end of June 2017 whether or not their presentation or poster can be included in the programme.

If you have any queries please email Theresa Ellmers:
or telephone Sue Benson or Theresa Ellmers: 020 7720 2108 ext 206

For sponsorship and exhibition opportunities please contact Caroline Bowern:
or telephone: 020 7720 2108 ext 205

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