This symposium brings together leading experts from across the UK who are working in the field of dementia. The meeting will showcase the range of research perspectives that are contributing to the understanding of dementia, and provide a forum for discussion and exchange of ideas within and across disciplines. Themed sessions will cover global aspects and the impact of dementia (including social and cultural perspectives), diagnosis and assessment, genetics and neurobiology of the main forms (Alzheimer's disease and non-AD dementias), interventions (treatment and management of dementia), and present a selection of UK research highlights. The sessions will emphasise 'cutting-edge' research that has shaped and developed our understanding of dementia over recent years, and progress that is currently being made to tackle dementia. We are particularly grateful to the Alzheimer's Society, Alzheimer's Research UK and the British Neuroscience Association for their generous sponsorship of this event. The symposium is of relevance to all those with a professional or personal interest in dementia.
Registration is FREE and can be booked using the form below. Places are limited so early booking is advised. Registration will close on Friday 17 May, or earlier if all available spaces have been allocated, after which a waiting list will be in operation.Registration includes access to all sessions, morning and mid-afternoon refreshments (teas, coffees, biscuits) on both days of the meeting, and the social event (wine and soft drinks reception) on the evening of 30 May, but does not include lunch or the symposium dinner. There are outlets on campus where food can be purchased (sandwiches/cafeteria) and delegates will need to make their own arrangements for lunch. Members of the administrative team would be happy to offer guidance. If you are interested in registering for the symposium dinner, please indicate this below. Accommodation can be booked at special discounted rates for delegates with Kents Hill Park (www.kentshillpark.com/Home), a few minutes walk from the OU. In order to secure your accommodation, we would strongly advise that you also book this directly with the provider at the time of registering for this symposium. Please contact Kents Hill Park Centre directly (firstname.lastname@example.org, 01908 358099, Reference: Dementia Symposium OU) with respect to any bookings, queries or cancellations concerning accommodation. The symposium will be held in the Berrill Auditorium at the Open University in Milton Keynes. Parking spaces are very limited at the University and are not guaranteed during normal working hours. Delegates travelling by car are advised to arrive before 8.30am. Please be aware that parking regulations apply on campus. It is strongly recommended that you take the train if possible. Travel directions and maps can be found here: http://www3.open.ac.uk/contact/locations.aspxPlease note: if you have been allocated a place and are subsequently unable to attend, you must inform the administrative team by 24 May at the latest, so that your place can be made available to another delegate. Unfortunately non-attendance will incur a charge of £50 payable to The Open University to cover administrative costs.Please email the administrative team if you have any queries:
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Thursday 30 May
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We are delighted to announce that Baroness Susan Greenfield CBE, Professor of Synaptic Pharmacology at Oxford University, Director of the Oxford Institute for the Future of the Mind and former Director of the Royal Institution of Great Britain will be speaking on "the challenges and impact of dementia research" at the symposium dinner on 30 May. Please note that dinner is not included in the registration. If you would like to attend the dinner, please indicate this below. There is a cost of £50 per head associated with this, payable by cheque at the registration desk on 30 May. We are restricted in the number of places we can allocate for dinner and unfortunately, unable to accept cancellations after 17 May.
I would like to attend the symposium dinner (cost: £50 per head)
All sessions and presentations will be audio and video-recorded as open-access resources associated with this meeting, to be communicated to the public via the internet and/or by other means. Questions from the floor and general discussions will also be recorded and members of the audience are participants in this process. By registering for the event, you are also providing consent for this purpose. Please note that photography and filming are prohibited during any of the scientific sessions, unless specific permission has been sought in advance from the local organiser.
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Please be aware that the organisers, administrative staff, and the Open University will not be responsible for, and shall be exempt from, all liability in respect of any personal injury, accident, and loss or damage ensuing to personal items or equipment during the meeting. Speakers, chairpersons, exhibitors and delegates are responsible for their own personal insurance cover.
Thank you for taking the time to complete this form. The symposium website will provide further details of the meeting, including scientific programme and speaker biographies, and will be available for viewing shortly at www.open.ac.uk/Dementia2013. In the meantime if you have any queries, please feel free to contact us, and a member of the administrative team will be happy to assist. We look forward to welcoming you to the event in May.