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Hear about the latest research into Lewy body dementia with global experts, and celebrate 15 years of The Lewy Body Society.

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This conference is free of charge and will take place via Zoom. Most of the talks will be scientific, but the event is open to everyone - researchers, practitioners, people living with dementia and carers/family members.

It has been organised by Rimona Weil (UCL), Claire O’Callaghan (Sydney) & John-Paul Taylor (Newcastle) in partnership with The Lewy Body Society and Alzheimer's Research UK.

Full instructions will be emailed out in advance of the event.


0900-0915 Site opens

0915-0920 Welcome – Rimona Weil

0920-0930 Introducing the Lewy Body Society 15 year Anniversary - Jacqui Cannon, Chief Executive

Morning session 1: Chair John Paul Taylor

0930-0950 The immune system in Lewy body disease - Caroline Williams-Gray (Cambridge)

0950-1010 Alpha synuclein conformation - Tim Bartels (UCL)

1010-1030 What can transcriptomic data tell us about the biology of LBD? - Mina Ryten (UCL)

1030-1050: Improving diagnosis and management in DLB - John O’Brien (Cambridge)

1050-1100 Short break

Morning session 2: Early Career Talks - Chair Claire O’Callaghan

1100-1120 Elie Matar – Can we detect progression of core features of Lewy body dementia within 6 months?

1120-1140 Abdul Hye - Blood-based biomarkers for Lewy body and other dementias

1140-1200 Angelika Zarkali - Visual dysfunction as a marker of cognitive decline in Parkinson's disease

1200-1220 Leonidas Chouliaras -DNA methylation sequencing in Lewy Body Dementia

1220-1240 Short break

Afternoon session: Chair Rimona Weil

1240-1300 Pathological hallmarks of LBD -Tammaryn Lashley (UCL)

1300-1320 Genetics of DLB – what’s new? - Jose Bras (Van Andel Institute, Michigan)

1320-1340 Living with DLB - Rachel Thompson, LBS Consultant Admiral Nurse interviews LBS Ambassador Chris Maddocks

1340-1345 Closing remarks and save the date for IDLB 2022 - John Paul Taylor

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