About the Conference

The 2019 Alzheimer’s Research UK Conference is heading to Harrogate.

Join us at the Harrogate Convention Centre to hear the latest findings in dementia research at the UK’s largest dementia research conference.

Taking place over the 19-20 March 2019, our Conference is a fantastic chance to gain insight from basic researchers through to clinical colleagues. Last year the Conference attracted over 650 attendees and, as in previous years, we expect the meeting to fill up fast so book early to avoid disappointment!

We’ll be covering a wide range of topics including:

  • early diagnosis
  • neuroinflammation
  • dementia with Lewy bodies
  • prevention and risk reduction
  • genetics and epigenetics
  • vascular dementia
  • modelling of disease

See the scientific programme for a full list of talks including keynote speaker Prof Philip Scheltens, VU University Amsterdam.

Speak at our Conference

This year we are giving delegates the opportunity to apply to speak at our Conference. Submit an abstract before 5 December 2018 for the chance to give a 15 minute talk in one of the sessions. You can find out more on the Abstracts page.

Early Careers Day

In addition to the main Conference, we will be holding an Early Careers Day on Monday 18 March 2019. This day is specifically designed to support those starting their careers in dementia research, with parallel sessions for PhD students as well as postdocs and Fellows. You will have the opportunity to meet colleagues from across the UK, gain insight into career paths and Fellowship interviews, followed by a networking event in the evening.

Scientific Programme

This year’s scientific programme has been formulated by a scientific committee comprising members of the Alzheimer’s Research UK Yorkshire, Newcastle and Manchester & North West Network Centres, led by Prof Annalena Venneri.

Scientific committee members:

  • Prof Annalena Venneri, University of Sheffield
  • Dr Julie Simpson, University of Sheffield
  • Dr Nicole Watt, University of Leeds
  • Prof Stuart Pickering-Brown, University of Manchester
  • Dr Gemma Lace, University of Salford
  • Prof Johannes Attems, Newcastle University
  • Dr John-Paul Taylor, Newcastle University
  • Prof Alan Thomas, Newcastle University

If you have any queries about the Conference, please contact conference@alzheimersresearchuk.org.