Recent updates in what we know about head injury and dementia from Professor David Sharp.
15.00-15.10 | Welcome and introduction to day | Professor Ramin Niforooshan and Professor Aimee Spector
15.10-15.40 | Research Round-Up -Professor Clive Holmes
15.40-16.10 | Medico-legal issues deprivation of liberty safeguards - Ben Troke
16.25-16.55 | Drug and alcohol misuse in older people - Dr Tony Rao
16.55-17.15 | Tau pathology as a driver and drug target for clinical dementia in AD - kindly supported by TauRX
17.15-.17.20 | Break
17.20-17.50 | Head Injury and Dementia - Professor David Sharp
17.50-18.20 | Management of dementia services - Irene Lewsey
18.20-18.30 | Summary of take-home points | Professor Ramin Niforooshan and Professor Aimee Spector
Professor David Sharp
NIHR Professor & Consultant Neurologist, The Computational, Cognitive and Clinical Neuroimaging Laboratory (C3NL), Imperial College London
Professor David Sharp is a neurologist and Associate Director of the UK Dementia Research Institute, where he leads the Care Research and Technology Centre. He is Deputy Head (Clinical) of the Centre for Restorative Neuroscience at Imperial and Scientific Director of the Imperial College Clinical Imaging Facility. His research programme aims to improve clinical outcomes after dementia and traumatic brain injury (TBI), focusing on common cognitive impairments in domains such as memory and attention. He uses cognitive neuroscience and advanced neuroimaging to investigate the effect of brain injury on brain network function and the effects of inflammation and neurodegeneration. His has explored how new treatments of cognitive impairment can be personalised and his current work focuses on harnessing neurotechnology development to improve the lives of those living with dementia and the effects of brain injury.