UK Dementia Congress 2018
6-8 NOVEMBER 2018
We are delighted to announce that the 13th UK Dementia Congress will be held at the iconic seaside resort town of Brighton, East Sussex on the 6th, 7th and 8th November 2018.
As always we will be offering an exciting mix of plenary sessions, parallel sessions, interactive workshops, symposia, posters, early bird sessions, special events and installations.
CALL FOR PRESENTATIONS
The Call for Presentations 2018 is now open
We invite proposals for presentations and posters on any aspect of support, care and treatment for people with dementia and their families, in any service setting. 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. All presentations should demonstrate how practice is linked to knowledge gained from research, experience, guidelines or expert consensus. 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. As appropriate, proposals should show that this important aspect has been addressed in their project or service. Please retain a copy for your own reference.
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Deadline • Midnight 22 April 2018
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UK Dementia Congress 2017
12th UK Dementia Congress ran at Doncaster Racecourse on 7th, 8th and 9th November 2017, attended by over 700 delegates, with participation from professional experts, people living with dementia and carers, health and social care workers as well as specialists in dementia from other sectors including care homes, academia, acute hospitals, hospices and creative arts. Organised by the Journal of Dementia Care, in partnership with the University of Bradford and with support from the Alzheimer’s Society, there were over 150 different presentations and workshops addressing topics ranging from use of technology, preventing hospital admissions, meaningful activity and end of life care through to design and environment, staff development, and quality of care, as well as many more topical issues for discussion and debate.
This year we will also ran specialist streams on the following topics for those who focus on a particular area. The sessions were open to all as part of the programme:
We would like to thank our excellent keynote speakers at the Congress:
Murna Downs is Professor in Dementia Studies at the University of Bradford. Murna co-directs the University’s Alzheimer’s Society funded Doctoral Training Centre on dementia care and services research and is series editor of the Jessica Kingsley Good Practice Guides on Dementia Care. Murna is a member of the Dementia Expert Advisory Group for Health Education England, the NIHR Portfolio Development Group for Dementia and Neurodegenerative Diseases and the Research Strategy Council of the Alzheimer’s Society. She is an ambassador for the Alzheimer’s Society, adviser to Alzheimer Europe and is a Fellow of the Gerontological Society of America.
James Pickett is Head of Research at Alzheimer’s Society. He manages the research programme, contributes the overall strategy direction of the research agenda and the development of new research partnerships and collaborations. Previously, James worked for Diabetes UK and as an editor at Nature Reviews Molecular Cell Biology. He completed his PhD in molecular pharmacology from the University of Cambridge. James has a positive outlook for progress in dementia research and believes that new treatments will be found in the next decade.
Craig Ritchie is Professor of the Psychiatry of Ageing at the University of Edinburgh, Director of the Centre for Dementia Prevention and Associate Director of the Wellcome Trust Clinical Research Facility (Edinburgh). Professor Ritchie is a leading authority on Clinical Trials in Dementia and has been senior investigator on over 30 drug trials of both disease modifying and symptomatic agents for that condition. He is leading the PREVENT project; a major initiative nationally which will identify mid-life risks for later life dementia and he also leads the EPAD (European Prevention of Alzheimer’s Dementia) Consortium.
Liz Sampson is a Reader in the Marie Curie Palliative Care Research Department, Division of Psychiatry, University College London. Her research focusses on how to improve palliative and end of life care for people with dementia and liaison psychiatry for older people. Liz works clinically as lead consultant for older people’s liaison psychiatry at North Middlesex University Hospital.
Claire Surr is Professor of Dementia Studies and Director of the Centre for Dementia Research at Leeds Beckett University. She has spent her academic career conducting dementia care and services research. She is leading the multi-centre DCM EPIC trial looking at the effectiveness of Dementia Care Mapping for delivering person centred care in care homes and the recently completed What Works? study examining the ingredients for effective dementia workforce education and training.
Keynote speech by Minister, Jackie Doyle-Price MP
The 12th UK Dementia Congress was delighted to welcome Jackie Doyle-Price MP, Minister for Care and Mental Health
Wednesday 7th November
1.3 I thought you would all be stuck up- Jane McKeown and Emma Yarwood, University of Sheffield
A five-minute film based on the findings of a University of York research project looking at good practice in life story work is now available. The film can be used by anyone (for non-commercial purposes) free of charge, for example for staff training or awareness raising:
Thursday 9th November
Early Bird Sessions
6.4 Conversations with frontotemporal dementia- Reinhard Guss British Psychological Society and Chris Ryan and Chris Norris Kent Dementia Service
7.5 Age sensitive services for people affecte by young onset dementia – Andrea Mayrhofer , University of Hertfordshire
7.5 Remembering Yesterday, Caring Today – Pam Schweitzer and Errolyn Bruce, European Reminiscence Network
Please click the image below to download the UK Dementia Congress Programme
Special Events at Congress
We were very excited to feature Vamos Theatre as part of our exhibition on the second day of congress (8th November).
Award-winning, Vamos Theatre bring full mask characters from their sell-out international touring production Finding Joy. This interactive and engaging grandmother and grandson duo, show positive caring in action and practically demonstrate the importance of non-verbal techniques in caring for people living with dementia.
On the second evening of the Congress, Four Seasons Health Care hosted a film premiere of ‘Toast’, a new 45-minute drama – an innovative method of learning developed to enhance empathy and understanding of the resident journey.
Sponsorship and Exhibition
Huge thanks to our sponsors:
The Congress is home to a large and interactive exhibition with a variety of stands. This year exhibitors included:
About the venue
The 12th UK Dementia Congress was held at historic Doncaster Racecourse, in the market town of Doncaster in scenic South Yorkshire. It is a modern grandstand with spacious interiors and easy access, with impressive views across the racecourse and beyond.
Questions or queries?
If you have any further questions or queries, please do not hesitate to get in touch with the team;
For sponsorship and exhibition opportunities please contact Alan Leary;
firstname.lastname@example.org or telephone: 020 7720 2108 x 203