Scientific programme committee

  • Prof Wendy Noble (Chair)
  • Prof Dag Aarsland
  • Dr Afia Ali
  • Dr Joseph Bateman
  • Dr Angela Bithell
  • Dr Marco Brancaccio
  • Dr Paul Edison
  • Dr Ivan Koychev
  • Dr Tammaryn Lashley
  • Dr Emmanuelle Vire


Here are the scientific session topics for the 2022 Conference and the previous ARUK Conferences.


Links between psychiatric diseases and dementia 
Neuron-glial interactions and neuroinflammation 
Common mechanisms in neurodegeneration 
Biomarkers, diagnostic tools and digital technology 
Beyond the brain (Gut-brain axis in neurodegenerative disease) 
Preventable and metabolic factors influencing dementia 
Synaptic and network dysfunction


Novel therapies and clinical implications
Panel discussion – clinical trials
Early detection of neurodegenerative diseases
Viral infection and dementia
Other dementia/tauopathies
Neurosensory aspect of Dementia

2020 (Cancelled)


Dementia with Lewy Bodies
Discussion panel - benefits & challenges of early diagnosis
Energy metabolism, ageing and neurodegeneration
Genetics and epigenetics
Vascular dementia
Modelling of disease


The UK Dementia Research Institute
Synaptic dysfunction and dementia
New routes linking the presenilins with dementia
Energy metabolism, ageing and neurodegeneration
Insights from other dementias and diseases
Tau and neurodegeneration
Novel drugs and drug targets for dementia