Institute of Neuroscience

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Newcastle doctoral training centre and Lewy Body Dementia closure event

An opportunity to hear about research into the condition, dementia with lewy bodies

Date/Time: 24 September 2019, 10:00-15:45

Venue: Scotswood Suite, International Centre for Life Times Square Newcastle upon Tyne, NE1 4EP

The Newcastle Doctoral Training Centre (DTC), which began in September 2015, will come to an end later this year. Funded by the Alzheimer's Society, the DTC has supported five PhD students in their research looking at Lewy Body Dementia. This event showcases their work and the collaboration of Newcastle University and the Alzheimer's Society.

You are invited to this event to hear about the important research taking place at Newcastle University's Campus for Ageing and Vitality (CAV) focused on Lewy Body Dementia. You will learn about the research projects of the five students, with opportunities to interact with the students, as well as engage with other researchers from Newcastle University.

All are welcome to attend. The event will begin with refreshments and registration from 10:00-10:30 and close at around 15:45. Lunch will be provided. Please note this is a free event but we do ask people to book their place. 

The contact for this event is Phone: 0191 208 1318


10:00-10:30 - Arrival and Registration
10:30-10:40 - Welcome and Introduction - Professor Alan Thomas
10:40-11:00 - Research Network Volunteers
11:00-11:15 - DTC Student Presentation of research
11:15-11:30 - DTC Student Presentation of research
11:30-11:45 - DTC Student Presentation of research
11:45-12:00 - Public Engagement and the Alzheimer's Society -
 Alzheimer's Society Research Engagement Manager
12:00-13:00 - Lunch
13:00-13:15 - DTC Student Presentation of research
13:15-13:30 - DTC Student Presentation of research
13:30-15:00 - 6 x 15 minute opportunities for Round Table Discussions with the five DTC students, plus additionally:
Interactive Stations:

  • Brain scans
  • Measuring walking patterns
  • Brain bank
  • Measuring human brain waves
  • Brains for Dementia research (BDR)

15:00-15:30 - Q&A Session
15:30-15:45 - Closure and thanks