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Alzheimer Scotland Annual Christmas Lecture 2017

Alzheimer Scotland

Thursday, 14 December 2017 from 16:00 to 18:00 (GMT)

Alzheimer Scotland Annual Christmas Lecture 2017

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Full price ticket (Non members) 3 Dec 2017 £15.00 £0.00
Alzheimer Member or Staff Member Ticket 3 Dec 2017 £12.00 £0.00
Alzheimer Member or Staff Member Ticket ( restricted view) 3 Dec 2017 £5.00 £0.00

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The 2017 Christmas Lecture - Why is it that only humans get dementia? 

Prof Frank Gunn-Moore, University of St Andrews

The hardest questions to answer in Science are always the simplest. This is particularly true in understanding and potentially treating dementia. For example other pertinent questions could be: “What is going on in the brain of someone living with Alzheimer’s disease?”, “Why is it so hard to understand and treat?” or maybe more specifically “Is the amyloid plaque a red herring?”. In Science, facts can be lost within dogma and sometimes the question implies a potentially incorrect assumption, hence the title of this lecture.

In this year’s Christmas lecture, Prof. Frank Gunn-Moore will discuss research from his own laboratories which explore new ideas and approaches in trying to understand and treat Alzheimer’s disease.  Much of this work combines true interdisciplinary research where the three pillars of science: Biology, Chemistry and Physics can all be used to try and understand this disease. This viewpoint also requires new ways for researchers to work together, and despite what you might expect, a good dose of luck! He will show that by using this broad approach to Science, and by keeping an open mind to all of Science, this can lead to some rather interesting new and novel ideas, which include the answering of this lecture’s question.   

You will have the opportunity to network with colleagues after the lecture, whilst enjoying festive nibbles.

To contact us please email or call 0141 410 0104


Sponsorship opportunities

We have 10 exhibition sponsorship opportunities available (priced at £160) at our annual Christmas lecture. 
Sign up today and you and your organisation can benefit from the following:

  • Two complimentary tickets to the event
  • A location to host a display stand and pop-up banner 
  • You will be supporting a person with dementia and their carer to attend the event. This will be acknowledged in the closing remarks at the event.


Become a Sponsor today!

Email or call 0141 410 0104 to confirm attendance by the 20th November 2017.

All exhibition spaces are offered on a first-come-first-served basis.

Do you have questions about Alzheimer Scotland Annual Christmas Lecture 2017? Contact Alzheimer Scotland

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The Hub - Meetings & Conference Venue
EH1 2NE Edinburgh
United Kingdom

Thursday, 14 December 2017 from 16:00 to 18:00 (GMT)

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Alzheimer Scotland

Alzheimer Scotland - Action on Dementia is a company limited by guarantee, registered in Scotland 149069.

Recognised as a charity by the Office of the Scottish Charity Regulator, no. SC02231522 Drumsheugh Gardens, EdinburghEH3 7RN 0141 410 1068

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