Scientific Programme

The 2018 conference has an exciting line-up of speakers and covers a wide range of topics.

Day 1: Tuesday 20 March 2018
SESSION 1: Welcomes
9:30am Prof Diane Hanger Welcome Address King’s College London
9:40am Hilary Evans Alzheimer’s Research UK Welcome Chief Executive
9:55am Personal perspective
SESSION 2: Flash Presentations
10:15am Flash presentations
11:00am Refreshments and Posters
SESSION 3: The UK Dementia Research Institute
 11:30am Dr Adrian Ivinson Chief Operating Officer
Prof Giovanna Mallucci Associate Director, UK DRI at The University of Cambridge
Prof Julie Williams Associate Director, UK DRI at Cardiff University
Prof Giles Hardingham Associate Director, UK DRI at The University of Edinburgh
Prof Paul Matthews Associate Director, UK DRI at Imperial College London
Prof Chris Shaw Associate Director, UK DRI at King’s College London
12:30pm Lunch and Posters
SESSION 4: Synaptic dysfunction and dementia
2:15pm Prof Johannes Attems  Quantitative neuropathological assessment to investigate the multi-morbid old brain Newcastle University
2:35pm Prof Tara Spires-Jones  ApoE4 and clusterin – partners in crime in synapse degeneration in Alzheimer’s disease? University of Edinburgh
2:55pm Prof Andy Randall  The humble action potential and its alteration by dementia pathologies University of Exeter
3:15pm Dr Bea Perez-Nievas  Astrocytes as mediators of synaptotoxicity in Alzheimer’s disease King’s College London
SESSION 5: Alzheimer’s Research UK Annual Update
3:35pm Dr David Reynolds Chief Scientific Officer
3:55pm Refreshments and Posters
SESSION 6: New routes linking the presenilins with dementia
4:25pm Prof Jie Shen  Presenilin and APP in familial Alzheimer’s disease Harvard University
4:55pm Prof Radek Dobrowolski  Presenilin deficiency deregulates lysosomal nutrient sensing and autophagy through abnormal nuclear calcium signalling Rutgers University
5:25pm Prof Paola Pizzo  Role of Presenilin 2 in Ca2+ homeostasis and Endoplasmic Reticulum-Mitochondria coupling: functional consequences for neurodegeneration University of Padua