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Dementia Road Show Events in Yorkshire and Humber

Encouraging health care professionals to become involved in dementia research is the aim of a series of events organised by Division 4 staff of the Yorkshire and Humber Clinical Research Network (CRN).

The Dementia Roadshow Events showcase the exciting dementia research that is taking place throughout the region. Inspired by the Prime Minister's challenge on dementia, the CRN team are building the portfolio of dementia studies in Sheffield and the region, facilitating collaborations between dementia active communities and trusts.

The first Dementia Roadshow Event took place in February 2016 at Rotherham Doncaster and South Humber NHS Foundation Trust and was chaired by Dr Daniel Blackburn Consultant Neurologist and Senior Clinical Lecturer in Neurology at SITraN. Giving an overview of current projects and clinical trials in Sheffield, Dr Blackburn presented his research investigating novel mechanisms of diagnosis of Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias using electroencephalography (EEG) and conversation analysis. There was great interest from clinicians and health care professionals keen to become involved in dementia research. The event gave rise to further plans for supporting new principal investigators in developing their skills within dementia research.

Dr Blackburn said:

"Yorkshire and Humber has recruited the highest number of participants into dementia studies compared to other English research networks. However most participants are recruited from University Hospitals in large urban centres. These roadshow events are attempting to increase access for all people in Yorkshire with dementia to take part in research. This needs local investigators and greater awareness of research into dementia."


Dan dementia.jpgDementia Research Nurse Victoria Murray and Neurologist Dr Daniel
Blackburn presenting dementia research in Sheffield.

There are three further opportunities to attend one of these Dementia Research Engagement events in various locations throughout Yorkshire and Humber (places are limited for some of the events so please book early, lunch/breakfast is available at the events):

  • Wednesday 16th March 2016 between 11.30-1pm (lunch is available from 12.30) - Mayfield Suite at Fulwood House, Old Fulwood Road Sheffield S10 3TH – for further information please contact – *booking is required*.
  • Wednesday 23rd March 2016 between 12.30-2.30 (lunch is available at 12.00) – South West Yorkshire Partnership Foundation Trust Dementia Research Engagement event in Annabel Room Hatfeild Hall, Aberford Road, Stanley, Wakefield, WF3 4JP. For further information please / 01977 605285.

*booking is required*. There are 20 places available for this event.

Drop In Event:

  • Friday 26th February 2016 from 9-12am - Leeds and York Partnership NHS Foundation Trust at the Mount Annexe, 44 Hyde Terrace Leeds, LS2 9LN. (*Drop in event no booking required*). Breakfast available.

Details of a Principal Investigator Workshop will follow.

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