SDRC Conference 2022

9-10 May 2022

Radisson Blu, Glasgow

 

The 7th Annual SDRC Conference will be a two-day event, on 9th and 10th May 2022. The theme of the Conference will be around the diagnosis and detection of dementia.

We are delighted to be getting back to in-person meetings to allow opportunities for meeting new people, sharing ideas and networking. While it is primarily an in-person event, there will be some hybrid elements as well.

The programme for the SDRC Conference is below, and feature range of fascinating and insightful sessions. We’ll feature world-class researchers with years of experience in dementia and brain health research, as well as showcasing the work of early career researchers.

**Registration for the SDRC Conference 2022 is now closed**  

See the full Conference programme below. Click here for more information on the speakers that will be presenting.

 

Who is presenting at the Conference

Read all the biographies for the presenters at the SDRC Conference 2022

Conference Programme

Monday 9th May 2022

 

Time Item Speakers (click here for speaker bios)
12:00 – 13:00

 

Doors open

 

Registration, Tea, Coffee and the opportunity to view the poster boards and exhibits on display

 

13:00 – 13:20

Welcome and housekeeping

 

 

 

 

SDRC: What have we been up to?

 

 

 

Update on Brain Health Scotland

Terry Quinn

Executive Committee Member of the Scottish Dementia Research Consortium

University of Glasgow

 

Craig Ritchie

Chair of the Scottish Dementia Research Consortium

University of Edinburgh

 

Neil Fullerton

Project and Communications Lead

Brain Health Scotland

13:20 – 13:45

Plenary

 

J’accuse dementia diagnostic research

Terry Quinn

Executive Committee Member of the Scottish Dementia Research Consortium

University of Glasgow

 

 

13:45 – 14:30

 

Early Career Researcher Presentations

 

Fiona Kerr (Session Chair)

Edinburgh Napier University

 

Early Career Researchers:

Danni Gadd

University of Edinburgh

 

Zara Franklin

University of Aberdeen

 

Clair Gamble

University of Dundee

 

Mohamed Elsharkasi  

Glasgow Caledonian University

 

14:30 – 15:00

Refreshment Break

 

Please take this opportunity to visit our poster boards and exhibits on display

 

15:00 – 16:00

Themed Sessions

 

Breaking bad (news) – giving and receiving a diagnosis

Debbie Tolson

Alzheimer Scotland Centre for Policy and Practice, University of the West of Scotland

Executive Committee Member of the Scottish Dementia Research Consortium

 

Suzanne Gray

NHS Tayside

 

Stina Saunders

University of Edinburgh

 

Emily Ball

University of Edinburgh

 

Jennifer Waymont

University of Edinburgh

 

16:00 – 16:30

 

 

 

Updates from Scottish Neurological Research Fund Grant Winners 

Frank Gunn-Moore (Session Chair)

University of St Andrews

Executive Committee Member of the Scottish Dementia Research Consortium

 

Sarah Gregory

University of Edinburgh

 

Eileen Harkness-Murphy

University of the West of Scotland

 

Annesha Sil

University of Aberdeen

 

Helena Chaytow

University of Edinburgh

16:30 – 17:00

 

Keynote – Henry McLeish

 

 

Henry McLeish

 

17:00 – 17:30

 

Drinks and moderated poster tour

 

 

Donald Lyall

University of Glasgow

17:30 – late

 

 

Carriages for drink reception at City Chambers

 

 

 

Tuesday 10th May 2022

 

Time Item Speakers
08:00 – 09:00

 

Doors open

 

Registration, Tea, Coffee, Breakfast and the opportunity to view the poster boards and exhibits on display

 

09:00 – 09:20

Welcome and housekeeping

 

 

 

 

 

Update on Alzheimer Scotland

 

 

 

Update on ENRICH

 

 

 

Update on NHS Neuroprogressive and Dementia Network Activity

 

 

 

Terry Quinn

Executive Committee Member of the Scottish Dementia Research Consortium

University of Glasgow

 

 

Henry Simmons

Chief Executive

Alzheimer Scotland

 

Maria Drummond

Senior Clinical Studies Officer

ENRICH Scotland

 

Tom Russ

Executive Committee Member of the Scottish Dementia Research Consortium

Director, Alzheimer Scotland Dementia Research Centre

University of Edinburgh

 

Emma Law

Network Manager

NHS Neuroprogressive and Dementia Network

09:20 – 10:10

Plenary

 

Technology for diagnosis

 

 

New horizons in neuroimaging

 

Leah Macaden

Executive Committee Member of the Scottish Dementia Research Consortium

University of the Highlands and Islands

 

Roma McGuire

University of Strathclyde

 

 Kieren Egan

University of Strathclyde

 

Roger Staff

NHS Grampian

 

10:10 – 10:45

 

Early Career Researcher Presentations

Christopher Henstridge (Chair)

University of Dundee

Louis Dwomoh

University of Glasgow

 

Donncha Mullin

University of Edinburgh

 

Carmel McKenna   

Technological University of the Shannon

 

10:45 – 11:15

Refreshment Break

 

Please take this opportunity to visit our poster boards and exhibits on display

 

11:15 – 11:50

 

 

Early Career Researcher Presentations

Catherine Pennington (Chair)

University of Edinburgh

 

Hannah Morrison

University of Edinburgh

 

Jodi Watt

University of Glasgow

 

Holly Spence

University of Aberdeen

 

11:50 – 12:20

 

Themed session – debate

 

Tissue makers are mandatory for dementia diagnosis

 

 

 

 

 

 

Graham MacKay (Chair)

NHS Health Scotland

 

Craig Ritchie

Chair of the Scottish Dementia Research Consortium

University of Edinburgh

 

Jenny McCleery

Cochrane Dementia

 

12:20 – 12:35

 

Most published 2021 award

 

 

12:35 – 13:20

 

Updates from Scottish Neurological Research Fund grant winners

Bettina Platt (Chair)

University of Aberdeen

 

Matthew Broadhead

University of St Andrews

 

Aileen Wong

Glasgow Caledonian University

 

Simon Sharples

University of St Andrews

 

Martin Taylor-Rowan

University of Glasgow

 

Mizuki Morisaki

University of St Andrews

13:20 – 13:30

 

 

Close and prizes

 

 

 

Past Events

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