Timely Detection of Dementia
Coordinated Efforts in Europe Between East and West
5.-7. November 2019
Dear Colleagues and Friends,
We are proud to invite you to the First Krems Dementia Conference taking place on the beautiful Danube University Campus in Krems/ Austria. In this fascinating environment we want to start an initiative together with persons with dementia, representatives of Alzheimer Asscociations, researchers and policy makers to work on bringing diagnosis services to persons with dementia and their families.
A key issue in many countries is still the low level of diagnosis rates. Austria has a detection rate of 20-30% and in many Eastern European countries, the number might be even lower. Or worse: countries cannot estimate their detection rate as the OECD has pointed out. In countries where detection rates are low, this has to do with a lack of public awareness and little input to the discussion from the scientific community. With this conference we want to find ways to improve the current situation. By developing a common research agenda for the participating countries and discussing practical solutions, we believe we can reach this goal and stimulate a lively discussion. Krems is situated in the magical area of the “Wachau”, perfectly on the rim between East and West. The Danube University offers a role for coordinating and facilitate common efforts in optimizing diagnostic services between these two European regions.
Krems is situated within pictoresque wine hills-some were already used by ancient Romans to grow excellent wine and fruits- its worth a journey!
Univ.-Prof. Dr. Stefanie Auer
Peter Dal Bianco
Submission Start: 1st June / End of Submission: 15th September 2019
You can choose the following topics:
Diagnosis and treatment of dementia
Prevention and risk reduction
National dementia strategies
Awareness and dementia friendliness campaigns
Training and education of family caregivers
Training and education of care professionals
Engaging people with dementia and caregivers
Technology and innovation
* there are special travel bursaries avaliable for researchers from Eastern Europe. To apply please submit an abstract about your work until 15th September 2019.
Information for Sponsors
Gefördert durch das Land Niederösterreich
Der Berufsverband Österreichischer PsychologInnen I BÖP hat diese Konferenz als Fort- und Weiterbildungsveranstaltung gemäß § 33 Psychologengesetz 2013 mit 6 Fortbildungseinheiten anerkannt.
um DFP Punkte wird angesucht