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3rd UK Dementia MRI conference

We are organising the 3rd UK Dementia MRI conference in Cambridge this year.

The 2-day MRI conference: An excellent conference on the doorstep! Again we are giving PhD students and post-docs the  opportunity for short presentations and posters.

PhD/Post-doc Presentations: We are offering 10 PhD students / Post-docs the opportunity to give a 10 min presentation, six on the 5th July and four on the 6th July. If you would like to give one of these talks, please submit a short abstract, by the 8th June, to Dennis Chan: dc598@medschl.cam.ac.uk  cc: mb970@medschl.cam.ac.uk .

Poster Session: A poster session will be held over lunch on both days - 5th and 6th of July. If you would like to present a poster please email Dennis Chan: dc598@medschl.cam.ac.uk cc: mb970@medschl.cam.ac.uk  the title of your poster, no later than the 8th June.  

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3rd UK Dementia MRI conference

July 5th - 6th 2018

Location: Howard Conference Centre, Downing College, Cambridge CB2 1DQ

Day 1

09:00-09:15 Welcome

09:15-10:00 Opening Lecture: Professor Bob Turner, University of Leipzig
“The evolution of ultra high field imaging”

10:00-10:30 Professor Hugh Markus, University of Cambridge
“Use of MRI to understand why patients with small vessel disease develop dementia and for developing surrogate markers for clinical trials”

10:30-11:00 Professor Penny Gowland, University of Nottingham
“The UK 7T network”

11:00-11:30 Coffee

11:30-12:00 Dr Claudia Metzler-Baddeley, University of Cardiff
“The impact of genetic and lifestyle risk on medial temporal lobe networks in midlife”

12:00-12:30 Professor Oliver Speck, University of Magdeburg
“High resolution structural and vascular imaging at 7T”

12:30-13:00 Dr Julio Acosta-Cabronero, University College London
“Iron imaging in neurodegenerative diseases”

13:00-14:00 Lunch and poster viewing

14:00-14:30 Professor Mark Lythgoe, University College London
“MRI scanning in mouse models of AD”

14:30-15:00 Professor Nik Weiskopf, University of Leipzig
“Multiparametric mapping”

15:30-16:00 Dr Liz Coulthard, University of Bristol
“Neuroanatomical causes for variability in memory consolidation

16:00-16:30 Tea

16:30-17:30 Six 10min postdoc/PhD presentations

19:00 Conference dinner, Downing College

Day 2

08:55-09:00 Welcome

09:00-09:30 Professor Franklin Aigbirhio, University of Cambridge
“Current and emerging tau ligands for application to neurodegenerative disease”

09:30-10:00 Professor Craig Ritchie, University of Edinburgh
“EPAD: the European Prevention of Alzheimer’s Disease study”

10:00-10:30 Professor James Rowe, University of Cambridge
“How human brain connectivity affects the spread of Tau, and vice versa”

10:30-11:00 Coffee

11:00-11:30 Dr Sana Suri, University of Oxford
"Multi-modal MRI markers of risk and resilience for dementia"

11:30-12:00 Professor Seb Ourselin, University College London
“Bioinformatics and imaging”

12:00-12:30 Professor Joanna Wardlaw, University of Edinburgh
“Vascular features on MRI in dementia – clinical implications and interpretation”

12:30-13:10 Four 10min postdoc/PhD presentations

13:10-14:10 Lunch and poster viewing

14:10-14:40 Dr Jonathan Rohrer, University College London
“Imaging in the GENFI study of frontotemporal dementia”

14:40-15:10 Professor Stefano Cappa, University of Pavia
“The Geneva Taskforce: Roadmap for Biomarker Validation in AD”

15:10-15:55 Closing Lecture: Professor Paul Matthews, Imperial College London “Neuroimaging and the UK Dementia Research Institute”

15:55-16:10 Prize giving, announcement of 2019 host, closing of meeting


Programme as PDF

The meeting is generously supported by:


For questions please contact Merete Bergmann: mb970[at]medschl.cam.ac.uk

Posted on 25/05/2018

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