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Ageing and Dementia Research Matters: Public Engagement Event

Ageing and Dementia Research Matters: Public Engagement Event


An event to showcase the Clinical Research Network's Ageing and Dementia Research.

  • Tuesday 25th April 2017 10:45
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Clinical Research Network - Ageing and Dementia Research Matters: Public Engagement Event

Tuesday 25th April - 10:45-14:30
The Core, Science Central
Registration 10:45-11:00

The Clinical Research Network (CRN) and the Voice North team invite you to join us at this event as we showcase a selection of the CRN's latest, cutting-edge national and local Ageing and Dementia research. 

Find out more about the CRN and the exciting research that is taking place right now! At this event, we will also be exploring how you can get actively involved in research. Come along and quiz some of the people who are instrumental in shaping the direction of Ageing and Dementia Research.

Lunch and refreshments will be provided.

Places at this event are limited so please ensure you register to attend.

Please be advised that filming and photography will be taking place throughout this event. If you do not wish to appear in any images captured, please let us know.

Event Programme

10:45-11:15 - Registration and Welcome

11:15-11:45 - What is the Clinical Research Network?

  • Overview of the Clinical Research Network (CRN)
    Professor Stuart ParkerProfessor of Geriatric Medicine at Newcastle University; CRN Ageing Local Specialty Lead for North East and North Cumbria; CRN Specialty Cluster Lead, NIHR
  • CRN Ageing Portfolio 
    Professor Stuart Parker
  • CRN Dementias Portfolio
    Dr Andrew ByrneConsultant Old Age Psychiatrist, Northumberland Tyne & Wear NHS Foundation Trust; CRN Dementias Local Specialty Lead for North East and North Cumbria, NIHR
  • James Lind Alliance: Multiple Conditions in Later Life
    Professor Stuart Parker

11:45-12:30 - Study Showcase: Past, Present and Future

  • Evaluating non drug therapies in older people with orthostatic hypotension
    Dr James Frith, NIHR Clinician Scientist Fellow, Senior Clinical Lecturer, Consultant Physician, Institute for Ageing and Institute of Cellular Medicine, Newcastle University and Ruth PearceResearch Assistant, Institute of Cellular Medicine, Newcastle University
  • MASS: Muscle Ageing and Sarcopenia Study
    Dr Antoneta GranicPost-Doctoral Research Associate, Institute of Neuroscience, Newcastle University
  • DIAMOND-Lewy: Improving the diagnosis and management of neurodegenerative dementia of Lewy body type in the NHS
    Dr Joseph KaneClinical Research Associate, Institute of Neuroscience, Newcastle University
  • DECIDE: Delirium and Cognitive Impact in Dementia 
    Dr Sarah RichardsonAlzheimer's Society Clinician Trainee Fellow, Institute of Neuroscience, Newcastle University
  • Exploring perceptions for the consequence of alcohol use in later life
    Bethany BarehamPhD Researcher, Newcastle University
  • Early Dementia Study
    Dr Andrew Byrne

12:30-13:15 - Lunch

Grab a bite to eat, chat with the speakers and find out more about the Clinical Research Network, Voice North, the Dementia Innovation Hub, Biomedical Research Centre and meet some of our NIHR funded PhD students.

13:15-13:45 - How can I get involved in research?

  • Getting Involved in Clinical Research
    Tracy Scott, Patient, Carer and Public Involvement Manager for Research and Development for the Newcastle Hospitals, NHS and Dr Sheila KennedyResearch Fellow, Sheffield University; Patient and Public Involvement Lead, CRN Ageing National Specialty Group, NIHR
  • Join Dementia Research (JDR)
    Andrew Brown, Patient Representative, Join Dementia Research, NIHR 

13:45-14:15 - Over to you: Question and Answer session

Meet the panel and ask your questions - what would you like to know?

Professor Stuart Parker (Chair); Dr Andrew Byrne; Dr Joseph Kane; Dr Sarah Richardson; JDR Representation; PPIE Representation

14:15-14:30 - Feedback and Close


The Core
Science Central, Bath Lane
Newcastle upon Tyne

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