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The 6th National Memory Clinic Conference will be held on Friday 17th June 2016. The venue for this years conference is the Robert Smith Lecture Theatre in the Trinity Sciences Centre which is based on the St James's Hospital campus. As in previous years we are delighted to be presenting a fantastic variety of topics and a host of excellent speakers from both Ireland and the UK.
The programme timings are still being finalised but confirmed speakers include:
Professor Nick Fox
Nick is currently Professor of Neurology and MRC Senior Clinical Fellow at the Institute of Nerulogy, University College London. He co-chairs the Research Advisory Committee of the Alzheimer’s Society and is a member of Alzheimer’s Research UK’s Scientific Advisory Board. Many of you will be familiar with Nick's research on MRI use in Alzheimer's disease and in particular his work on hippocampal and global cerebral atrophy in pre-symptomatic AD.
Professor Sallie Lamb
Sallie is Head of the Rehabilitation Research Group in the Nuffield Departiment of Orthopaedics, Rheumotology and Musculo-skeletal Sciences at the University of Oxford. She is also a Professor of Rehabilitation at the Warwick Clinical Trials Unit at the University of Warwick. She has a keen interest in clinical trials and is the chief investigator in a number of trials including the Dementia and Physical Activities Trial (DAPA). The DAPA trial aims to establish whether exercise is effective in treating against functional and cognitive decline in people with mild to moderate dementia.
Professor Richard Cheston
Rik is Professor of Mental Health Research (dementia) at the Department of Health and Social Sciences, University of the West of England, Bristol. He is a Consultant Clinical Psychologist and continues to work at the RICE memory clinic in Bath. His research with people affected by dementia has a particular emphasis on how people change the way they understand their dementia and their anxiety and fear of the illness.
John is a Past President of the Law Society of Ireland and is also a former Chairperson of The Law Society Law Reform Committee and the Guidance and Ethics Committee. John has spent much time lecturing to members of organisations who assist persons with an intellectual disability and has given legal assistance to the Alzheimer Society of Ireland over many years. Described in the Law Society Gazette as a cross between Perry Mason and Usain Bolt, John has a wealth of experience in the areas of law affecting older people and he has a particular interest in the area of capacity.
Dr Anne-Marie Miller
Anne-Marie is the Scientific Project Manager of the BIOMARKAPD Ireland programme. The main aim of BIOMARKAPD is to standardise, on a European scale, the acquisition, processing, storage, analysis, utilisation and interpretation of biochemical biomarkers in neurodegenerative disease. In addition, BIOMARKAPD Ireland is developing a laboratory based assay for the measurement of neurodegenerative markers for AD in cerebrospinal fluid; it will be used to compliment and support clinical diagnosis, a first for Irish clinical research.
Dr Siobhan Kennelly, Dr Suzanne Timmons and Dr C Geraldine McMahon will discuss elements of the respective Genio funded hospital projects.
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