University of Glasgow Dementia Conference 2018

24th November 2018 New Lister Building
Glasgow Royal Infirmary, 8-16 Alexandra Parade, Glasgow G31 2ER


The University of Glasgow Dementia Conference 2018 aims to provide an opportunity for delegates to enhance their knowledge around the subjects of dementia and care of the elderly. There will be a variety of talks throughout the morning on different aspects of research and care, and the opportunity to participate in relevant workshops to enhance understanding and knowledge of topics in and around dementia. Lunch and refreshments will be provided.

Aims and Objectives

  • To educate and raise awareness of dementia and associated issues

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Fee, Date and Venue

  • Date : 24thNovember 2018
  • Venue : New Lister Building, Glasgow Royal Infirmary, 8-16 Alexandra Parade, Glasgow G31 2ER
  • Conference Fee:
    £5.00 for members of the society
    £10.00 for non-members (a portion of the proceeds will be donated to Alzheimers Scotland)
  • No of Places Available : 80
  • Target Audience :
    Medical students, psychology students, junior doctors, students in any other relevant specialty/with interest in dementia




Our Programme

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Time Programme
0900 - 0915 Registration
0915 - 0930 Welcome address
0930 - 1000 Lecture: Swallowing Problems in People with Dementia - Professor David J Stott, David Cargill Chair of Geriatric Medicine, University of Glasgow Institute of Medical Sciences
1000 - 1030 Lecture: " If 10% of Dementia is Traumatic Brain Injury Related, Should We Ban Rugby " by Dr Willie Stewart, Consultant Neuropathologist, Honorary Clinical Associate Professor, Institute of Neuroscience and Psychology Administration
1030 - 1100 Tea break
1100 - 1130 Lecture " Playlist for Life’ by" by Andy Lowndes, Deputy Chair for Playlist for Life
1130 - 1200 Lecture: You Can Make a Difference by Tommy Whitelaw, UK Project Lead, Dementia Carer Voices
1200 - 1245 Lunch and poster presentations
1245 - 1315 Lecture: Biomarkers for Dementia- Early Diagnosis the Holy Grail by Dr Calum Sutherland, Cellular Medicine, University of Dundee
1315 - 1345 Lecture: "Capacity to consent and Scottish Incapacity Legislation" by Dr Cesar Rodriguez, Consultant Old Age Psychiatrist, Associate Medical Director, NHS Tayside
1345 - 1400 Tea break
1400 - 1530 Workshops
1. Workshop by Peter Connelly, Neuroprogressive & Dementia Network, Ninewells Hospital and Medical School
2. Communication applications for patients and carers by Dr Norman Alm, Honorary research fellow, University of Dundee
3. Workshop TBC
1530 - 1600 Workshop: Dissociating cognitive functions in dementia: diagnostic, prognostic, practical and moral dimensions by Dr. Thomas H. Bak, University of Edinburgh
1600 - 1615 Poster prize presentations and close

Organising Committee

  • Dr Nat Quail
  • Miss Fiona McKirdy
  • Miss Ming Huay Chin
  • Miss Natalie Clark
  • Mr Dean McAvoy
  • Mr Makhib Choudkhuri
  • Miss Fiona McKirdy
  • Miss Julia Bankova
  • Mr Khai Syuen


  • Professor David J Stott
  • Mr Tommy Whitelaw
  • Dr Willie Stewart
  • Mr David Alexander Dickie
  • Dr Norman Alm
  • Dr Calum Sutherland
  • Professor Peter Connelly
  • Dr. Thomas H. Bak