UK Dementia Congress 2017


7 – 9 November 2017, Doncaster Racecourse, Yorkshire


Over the last 12 years the UK Dementia Congress, organised by the Journal of Dementia Care, has built a reputation as the single annual dementia event which cannot be missed, bringing as it does the latest ideas and innovations as well as providing a unique forum for professionals, experts and people living with dementia to network, learn and share within an exciting and positive environment.

We offer a stimulating mix of plenary sessions, parallel sessions, workshops, symposia and posters, early bird and special interest sessions, an open debate and superb networking opportunities including two drinks receptions open to all. 


This year we will also run specialist streams on the following topics for those who wish to focus on a particular area, however, the sessions will be open to all as part of the programme:

  • *Dementia care in acute hospital settings – in association with the Dementia Action Alliance

  • *End of life care for people with dementia – in association with the National Council for Palliative Care and Hospice UK

  • *Home care for people with dementia – in association with the UK Homecare Association

  • *Support for people with learning disabilities and dementia – in association with MacIntyre Charity
Following the final day of the Congress we will host the 8th National Dementia Care Awards.



Call for presentations

Submissions for presentations for the Congress have now closed. 

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 on 020 7720 2108 ext 206

About the venue

The 12th UK Dementia Congress will be held at historic Doncaster Racecourse, in the market town of Doncaster in scenic South Yorkshire. Offering a modern grandstand with spacious interiors and easy access, set in stunning scenery with impressive views across the racecourse and beyond, Doncaster Racecourse is perfectly placed, being just minutes away from the A1, M18, M1. The East Coast Main Line from London takes only 90 minutes plus Robin Hood Airport Doncaster Sheffield, Leeds Bradford and East Midlands airports are within easy reach.



Please see the booking form at the foot of this page to book online. Alternatively, contact Fiona Robb at for a hard-copy booking form.

Sponsorship and Exhibition

The Congress is home to a large and interactive exhibition with a variety of stands. Exhibitors so far include:

For sponsorship and exhibition opportunities please contact Caroline Bowern: or telephone: 020 7720 2108 ext 203



Early Bird Prices

(bookings before 1st September 2017)

Main Prices

Day 1 (debate): £34 plus VAT (£40.80)

Day 1: £42 plus VAT (£50.40)

Day 2: £199 plus VAT (£238.80)

Day 2: £232 plus VAT (£278.40)

Day 3: £189 plus VAT (£226.80)

Day 3: £222 plus VAT (£266.40)


£350 + VAT for all 3 days


£420 + VAT for all 3 days


We are offering discounted rates to People Living with Dementia, Carers coming with a Person Living with Dementia, Students (undergraduates and postgraduates), Bradford University postgraduate students and Alzheimer’s Society staff. To apply for a discounted place, please contact Fiona Robb directly on

The 8th National Dementia Care Awards are taking place on the final evening of the Congress, Thursday 9th November, if you are attending the congress and would like to also attend the Awards Evening, we are offering a discounted price of £65 + VAT


Online Booking Form


Questions or queries?

If you have any further questions or queries about the Congress, please don’t hesitate to get in touch with the team.


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