National and International Perspectives of Dementia
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We are delighted to announce the National and International Perspectives of Dementia Conference which will be hosted by the University of Plymouth on Friday 23 June. 
Please join us in person or online for this free to attend, innovative and unique event which will bring together inspirational speakers and organisations to present their creative projects and research from the World Health Organization, Alzheimer’s Europe, Dementia in the Fishing Communities, Blind Veterans UK and USA, and the United Kingdom Dementia Research Institute including Professor Bart De Strooper and Dr Adrian Ivinson.
This year’s highlights also include Irina Shevchenko, Founder and Director of "Nezabutni" Charitable foundation, Kyiv, who will be joining us in person to talk about dementia care during the conflict in Ukraine, and Kirstie Baxter who will be discussing the recently announced Major Conditions Strategy, an exciting new policy in the UK.
These programmes have the potential to open new ways of working and developing innovative ways to support people with dementia and their carers. 
There is widespread recognition at the highest level of all governments around the world about the present and future impacts of dementia. The search for ways to enhance the quality of life for those affected is a constant and complex one.
Chaired by David Fitzgerald from the BBC and Angela Rippon CBE, the aim of the conference is to share international, national, and regional thoughts on dementia care and research which have the potential to open up new ways of developing fresh perspectives and groundbreaking solutions that help overcome the challenges faced by people with dementia and carers every day in their lives.
Please register your place to attend in person or online through the booking link above.
Exhibitor spaces are limited to 20, A0 poster boards and 6ft trestle tables will be provided.
This event is free to all and we look forward to meeting you on the day. For those attending in-person, lunch and refreshments will be provided.
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Confirmed speakers include:
  • Professor Sube Banerjee MBE, Professor of Dementia and Executive Dean of the Faculty of Health, University of Plymouth – 'Neuropsychiatric symptoms in dementia – the drugs don’t work'
  • Professor Iva Holmerová, founder of Czech Alzheimer Society and former Alzheimer Europe Chairperson
  • Katy Kerr, National Associate Postgraduate Dental Dean Workforce
  • Kate Lee, CEO, Alzheimer’s Society
  • Professor Bart De Strooper and Dr Adrian Ivinson, UK Dementia Research Institute – 'The organisation and achievements of the UK DRI'
  • Professor Edgar Kramer, Professor of Neurodegenerative Diseases, Peninsula Medical School, Faculty of Health, University of Plymouth
  • Irina Shevchenko, Founder and Director of "Nezabutni" charitable foundation Kyiv, Ukraine and Ian Sherriff BEM, Academic Partnership Lead for Dementia, University of Plymouth – 'Dementia in the Ukraine conflict'
  • Dr Katrin M Seeher, World Health Organization
  • Major General (Rtd) Nick Caplin CB, Chief Executive, Blind Veterans UK and Dr Tom Zampeiri, Director of Government Relations, Blind Veterans America
  • Kirsty Baxter, UK Government – 'Major Conditions Strategy'
  • Dr Rupert Jones, Peninsula Medical School, Faculty of Health, University of Plymouth – 'Dementia and cognitive impairment in the maritime industry'
  • Dr Sara Imarisio, Head of Strategic Initiatives, Alzheimer’s Research UK – 'How ARUK charity is funding research to accelerate drug discovery and deliver treatments for people with dementia diseases'
  • Emma Bone, Operations Manager, BRACE Dementia Research
  • Angela Rippon CBE and David Fitzgerald, BBC interviewing people with dementia and their carers – 'The voice of dementia'
  • Poems by Professor Anthony Caleshu, School of Society and Culture, University of Plymouth and ‘The Lord’s Help’ read by Alison Birket

Location of the Rolle Plaza Marquee on campus

Please view the map alongside for the location of the Rolle Plaza Marquee on the University campus. The marquee is located off James Street, behind the Rolle Building and adjacent to Drake's Kitchen.

Further information on getting here
<p>Updated Rolle Plaza Marquee map (November 2022)</p>

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