The motto of the third dementia conference is: "From reaction to action". Visitors will be choosing from a wide range of programs over three days, including keynotes and workshops on a variety of topics. The goal is to design a strategy to actively confront dementia. This year’s conference will take place online.
From 28 to 30 October 2021, the third Dementia Conference provides a forum for national and international experts and people living with dementia, caregivers, representatives of Alzheimer's associations, researchers, and policy makers to find a form of dialogue and propose the steps for future developments.
"It is one of the core tasks of the Krems Dementia Conference to intensify the cooperation and sharing of ideas between the Central and Eastern European countries. Therefore, we are especially pleased that we were able to attract so many top-class speakers from different countries for the conference," explains Prof Stefanie Auer, Head of the Center for Dementia Studies and organizer of the event. "This conference is in search of effective methods in terms of prevention and raising awareness. Participants can look forward to a multifaceted program," says Marc Wortmann, co-organizer of the conference.
Obtaining perspectives around dementia
Keynotes highlight new treatments, successful preventive methods and policy strategies. Among others, Professor Henry Brodaty, University of New South Wales in Sydney, will speak about the Australia-wide study "Care for Your Brain" (MYB Trial) and Jochen René Thyrian, German Center for Neurodegenerative Diseases, will give a presentation on the German prevention initiative. National and international dementia strategies, for example, will be highlighted by Prof Magda Tsolaki, Aristotle University, Thessaloniki (Greece).
Brigitte Juraszovich, economist at Gesundheit Österreich GmbH, will discuss the topic "Participation and inclusion of people affected by dementia". Furthermore, important care topics such as 24-hour care by international care services will be addressed by Osman Kucuk, Center for Dementia in Sarajevo (Bosnia and Herzegovina), among others. Furthermore, Thomas Czypionka, Institute for Advanced Studies in Vienna, will be presenting a just published care cost analysis for Austria.
Prof Ninoslav Mimica, University of Zagreb (Croatia), and other presenters will be discussing the drug aducanumab, which has been approved by the U.S. to treat the Alzheimer disease. Prof Wiesje van der Flier, University of Amsterdam, will explain the current state of science regarding dementia. Helga Rohrer, dementia activist, will speak about dementia in times of pandemic taking the perspective of a person affected.
Furthermore planned for the program are workshops and poster presentations on various topics.
3rd Krems Dementia Conference
„From Reaction to Action”
Date: 28 to 30 October 2021
Conference language: English