DNNI Conference - 30th November 2017

The Dementia and Neurodegeneration Network Ireland (DNNI), in partnership with the Alzheimer Society of Ireland and SPHeRE (Structured Population and Health-services Research Education) will host their inaugural 1-day conference on 'Building Platforms for Sustainable Research in Dementia and Neurodegeneration' with an exciting line up of national & international speakers on the day. The conference will be held in the beautiful and historic King's Inns, Dublin 1 and will run from 10am - 5pm (registration opens at 9.30am).

Neurodegenerative disease is recognised as a global health challenge - Ireland needs to invest in research in Dementia and Neurodegeneration, now and into the future, if we are to tackle this major health challenge. Through interdisciplinary collaboration, integrating knowledge and practice from diverse research traditions, we have the potential to radically improve interventions for neurodegenerative disease in relation to prevention, care and quality of life. 

Join us on 30th November when we will discuss:

  • National and international research in Dementia and Neurodegeneration

  • Funding models for neurodegenerative research

  • Interdisciplinary collaboration

  • Ireland's National Dementia Strategy

  • Psychology of health beahviour change

  • Personal & Public Involvement (PPI) in research 

Have Your Say - Join us for a roundtable discussion in the afternoon, followed by a presentation to a panel of experts for their feedback

Hear from a Research Participant - A research participant willt talk about their experience of taking part in a research project.

'Thesis in 3' Competition - Hear from SPHeRE Dementia Scolars when they present their research in 3 minutes with 3 slides - the audience will select the winner!

Hear from national & international speakers on the day:

Prof. Craig Ritchie: Professor of the Psychiatry of Aging and Director of the Centre for Dementia Prevention, University of Edinburgh. Associate Director of the Wellcome Trust Clinical Research Facility, Edinburgh.

Dr. David Reynolds: Chief Scientific Officer, Alzheimer's Research UK.

Ms. Mary Manning: General Manager, National Dementia Office.

Prof. John Browne: SPHeRE Co-Director.

Dr. Anne Cody: Head of Clinical and Applied Biomedical Research, Health Research Board (HRB).

Dr. Stephen Hammell: Scientific Programme Manager, Science Foundation Ireland (SFI).

Who Is The Conference For?

The conference is for anyone with an interest in dementia/neurodegeneration research (spanning basic, clinical and population health/social science research), community & voluntary groups, policy-makers, funding agencies, people with a neurodegenerative condition, family carers and students with an interest in this area of research.

Tickets

Tickets can be booked through go Eventbrite: https://www.eventbrite.ie/e/dnni-conference-2017-tickets-37728733658  Book early to avoid disappointment!

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