The annual Oxford Dementia Research day was held on 12th July 2017 at St. Anne's College. The conference was jointly organised by NIHR Oxford Health Biomedical Research Centre and ARUK Oxford Local Network. The meeting celebrated the breadth and depth of dementia research at Oxford, with a focus on the University's big research initiatives. The day featured a keynote lecture by Professor Frank Gunn-Moore from the University of St. Andrews, titled 'Using biology, physics and chemistry to understand and treat Alzheimer's disease.'
Members of OHBA presented talks and posters on ageing, memory and dementia at the conference. Professor Clare Mackay chaired a session on the ARUK Oxford Drug Discovery Institute and Dementia Platform UK. Dr. Claire Sexton and Dr. Sana Suri presented talks during a session chaired by Professor Kia Nobre.
Dr. Suri discussed the effects of the APOE gene on brain health in her talk titled 'MRI signatures of risk and resilience for Alzheimer's disease: what changes when?'
Dr. Sexton's talk on 'Imaging the Ageing Brain' described her latest research on modifiable risk factors for dementia.
Congratulations to Dr. Ludovica Griffanti, who won the Best Poster award for her poster titled 'White matter hyperintensities are unrelated to cognition in older-old patients with TIA/minor stroke.'