Past SDRC Conferences

SDRC Conference 2021

The 2021 Scottish Dementia Research Consortium (SDRC) conference took place on the 16th June 2021. Once again, due to Covid restrictions, it was an entirely virtual event.  

Professor Craig Ritchie, SDRC Chair, chaired the day. He announced the launched of the SDRC Annual Report and gave a preview of the Scottish Brain Health and Dementia Research Strategy.

Our first plenary session was by Professor Edo Richard from Radboud Medical Center, Netherlands titled Prevention of Dementia: from observations to interventions. One of the many advantages of an online conference is bringing in global expertise from researchers around the world!  

We also held three breakout sessions where delegates took part in discussions on various topics. These sessions were:

  • Behavioural Sciences: Explaining, Retaining and Sustaining Risk Factor Management,
  • Delirium and delirium prevention (dementia prevention by any other name…)
  • Understanding Dementia: Class in a Bag 

During the launch break, our virtual conference platform, which was hosted by the Edinburgh International Conference Centre (EICC), allowed delegates the opportunity to network and speak with each other through meeting rooms and private chat. 

Like previous years, the majority the afternoon sessions of the conference put the spotlight on our early career researchers from all disciplines who presented their current work.

Last but not least, the Conference closed with a session from Brain Health Scotland. 

We are so grateful to all the presenters, organisers and, of course, all of our delegates who attended. We hope to see as many of you as possible for our 2022 Conference, and we’d be delighted to welcome new and returning faces too!

Conference 2021 Gallery

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SDRC Conference 2020

The fifth annual Scottish Dementia Research Consortium (SDRC) conference was held on Monday 7th September 2020, online and free for all SDRC members.

The 2020 SDRC Conference, titled “Unlocking the mysteries of data” discussed 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 also held three breakout sessions where delegates could listen to presentations on topics of their choice, with opportunity to ask questions, contribute to discussions and share ideas.

In the second half of the conference, heard from from PhD students and early career researchers from all disciplines who presented their current work.

Our virtual conference space will also featured exhibitors and poster displays from reseachers and organisations relating to dementia and brain health.

SDRC Conference 2019

The fourth annual Scottish Dementia Research Consortium (SDRC) conference was held at the Radisson Blu in Glasgow on Monday 15th April 2019.

Over 150 people attended including members of the SDRC and members of the public with an interest in dementia research in Scotland.

The SDRC Conference showcased the world-leading dementia research taking place across Scotland. We focused on the exciting, and often unusual, research that takes place in laboratories that helps to improve our understanding of dementia and potentially discover new treatments.

We also provided opportunities for PhD students, postdoctoral researchers and others at the early stage of their research career from all disciplines to contribute to discussions and share their ideas.

The Conference was a fantastic success and we would like to thank all the speakers, presenters and everyone who came along.

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SDRC Conference 2018

The SDRC conference in 2018 brought together dementia researchers from all disciplines, and at all stages of their career. It was a fantastic opportunity to find out more about world-class research happening in Scotland from leaders in their field. What made this event special, however, was the input from Early Career Researchers, who informed other delegates of their ongoing research and the impact it is having.

The conference was a wonderful opportunity for researchers to share ideas and learn from each other. Thank you to everyone who attended for making the event such a success.

Find out more about the SDRC 2019 conference by clicking here

You can watch the presentations again on the videos below, as well as some photographs of the day.