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Global Conversation, New York: Can we Prevent Dementia? Will we cure it?

An Alumni and supporters event
Date5 March 2018
Time18:00 to 20:00
PlaceBritish Consulate General, 845 Third Avenue, New York, NY 10022, USA

Join us for this Global Conversation public lecture in New York.

Professor Clive Ballard (Pro-Vice Chancellor and Executive Dean of Exeter’s Medical School), a world-leading expert in the field dementia research, will present the latest research in this area.

The event is hosted by Mary Stahl (Vice Consul Life Sciences, British Consulate General New York) and you will be welcomed by Exeter's Vice-Chancellor, Prof Sir Steve Smith


There are more than 40 million people with Alzheimer’s disease or other dementias worldwide and this is set to double over the next 25 years as the population continues to age.  Dementia is a devastating condition and the leading health fear for older adults. However, recent evidence from our 2017 Lancet Commission suggests that dementia could be prevented or delayed significantly in more than 1 in 3 people by lifestyle interventions, such as physical exercise, diet and weight and tackling social isolation.

There is also a massive and urgent unmet treatment need.  It has been twenty years since a new drug was discovered for Alzheimer’s disease.  Current treatments improve symptoms slightly but they don’t tackle the core disease. It is critical we find innovative solutions to develop disease modifying treatments for Alzheimer’s disease and other common dementias to tackle this urgent global health challenge.

Professor Clive Ballard (Pro Vice-Chancellor and Executive Dean of the University of Exeter Medical School), a world expert in the field of dementia, will highlight Exeter’s pioneering research in this field. You have the opportunity to pose questions during a panel Q&A, which includes Professor Howard Fillit (The Alzheimer's Drug Discovery Foundation, Founding Executive Director and Chief Science Officer).

How to book:  Please complete the online booking form. If you have any questions, please contact alumni@exeter.ac.uk

Booking note: This event is free-of-charge to attend. You are welcome to bring a guest and refreshments will be provided. All guests are required to bring official photo ID for entry (e.g. passport).

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