Annual Conference 2020 & Early Career Researcher Workshop

SDRC Conference 2020: Unlocking the Mysteries of Data

The fifth annual Scottish Dementia Research Consortium (SDRC) conference will be held at the Radisson Blu in Glasgow on Monday 7th September 2020. We welcome members of the SDRC and everyone with an interest in dementia research.

This year’s SDRC Conference, titled “Unlocking the mysteries of data” will shed light on the world of informatics and how it is used and brain health research, from prevention, diagnosis, to helping to improve the lives of those currently living with dementia. We will also discuss public perceptions and fears of big data in research and provide some truth behind the headlines.

Throughout the day we will hear from PhD students and early career researchers from all disciplines who will present their current work and there will be dedicated sessions for you all to contribute to the day’s discussions and share your ideas.

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Conference Programme (subject to change)


Doors Open

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



Conference today

Annual Report 2020 Launch


Professor Timothy Croudace

Chair (Applied Health Research & Health Technology Assessment)

School of Nursing and Health Sciences, University of Dundee


Group Discussion (TBC)

Discuss what we currently know about the use of data in research, and bring up concerns of the use of big data.


Refreshment Break


4x Breakout Sessions (TBC)

Looking to the future of data in dementia and brain health research


Scottish Neurological Research Fund Award Recipients 2019


Lunch and Networking


Afternoon Introduction & Award for Publications 2019 


Professor Joanna Wardlaw

Chair of Applied Neuroimaging; Head of Neuroimaging Sciences and Edinburgh Imaging


Scottish Neurological Research Fund Award Recipients 2019


Poster Presentation Winner Announcement



 If you would like to exhibit a stand at the conference, click here 

Sign up to the SDRC Conference 2020

 SDRC Early Career Researcher Workshop: Grant writing and collaboration


The next day, on the 8th September 2020 also at the Radisson Blu, we will host a workshop for Early Career Researchers. This one-day workshop will focus on supporting early career researchers through the process of applying for research funding. This includes collaboratively developing ideas, innovation, selecting appropriate funding calls through to writing successful applications.

The details for this workshop will be announced shortly but you can still sign up now. Spaces are very limited so please register early,


Sign up for the Early Career Research Workshop 2020