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Dementia Biodesign Workshop - London

Event details
Wednesday, 16 September 2020
9:30 am – 16:30 pm
Overview
KTN is holding the 4th in its series of biodesign workshops in collaboration with the UK Dementia Research Institute.

**The safety and wellbeing of our attendees and staff is our priority, so we have decided to postpone this event to 16 September, in light of the fast development of the COVID-19 pandemic. We recognise that many businesses and individuals would be unable to travel or attend in person and therefore feel we will get a much better response by postponing the event to later on in the year. Thank you for your understanding.**

 

According to Alzheimer’s UK, 850,000 people in the UK and up to 50 million people worldwide have dementia and with an ageing society, these numbers are going to increase. Dementia can have enormous effects, not only to those suffering but also family members and others caring for them, but there are currently no effective therapies available.

 

However, just as the number of people suffering from neurological diseases is on the rise, many pharmaceutical companies are pulling back from dementia research due to disappointing results.

 

Neurotechnology offers a new way of treating dementia. New technologies are being developed which could have an enormous impact on the treatment and even prevention of dementia. There is growing evidence that technologies such as deep brain stimulation and transcranial magnetic stimulation could help treat some of the effects of dementia and brain-computer interfaces are now able to detect the first signs of dementia years before symptoms appear.

 

The KTN’s Neurotechnology Special Interest Group is holding the fourth in its series of biodesign workshops in collaboration with the UK Dementia Research Institute where we will explore novel neurotechnologies to treat dementia, discuss barriers to adoption and new opportunities in the field. The workshop aims to bring together clinicians, companies, academics, charities and other stakeholders, to accelerate the development of new neurotechnologies for dementia.

 

How will registration work?

If you would like to attend this event, please express your interest by clicking the ‘Register‘ button and filling in the form.

Please note that the expressing your interest does not guarantee a place at the event. We shall be in touch to inform you of the status of your place.

 

For any queries please contact:

Charlie Winkworth-Smith, Knowledge Transfer Manager Emerging Technologies

Poonam Phull, Events Manager

 

Follow the link below to find out more about this event and to register.

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