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Programme Overview

2017 Berlin

Monday, 2 October 2017

9.00 - 17.00 INTERDEM Meeting (invitation only)

14.00-17.00 Alzheimer Europe Annual General Meeting

18.00-18.30 Opening ceremony

Welcome and introductory comments by

  • Iva Holmerová, Chairperson, Alzheimer Europe
  • Sabine Jansen, Executive Director, Deutsche Alzheimer Gesellschaft
  • Bernd Heise, Advisory Board „Living with dementia“, Deutsche Alzheimer Gesellschaft
  • Barbara König, State Secretary for health, care and equality
  • Matthias von Schwanenflügel, Ministry for Family Affairs, Senior Citizens, Women and Youth
  • Regina Kraushaar, Ministry of Health

18.30-19.00 Keynote lecture: Alexander Kurz (Germany): Time is on our side

19.00-20.30 Welcome Reception

Tuesday, 3 October 2017

08.30-10.00 Plenary session: PL1. Living with dementia

PL1.1. Chris Roberts and Jayne Goodrick (United Kingdom): The impact of dementia on the whole family

PL1.2. Elmar Gräßel (Germany): Home care in dementia – relief for caregivers and support for care-receivers

PL1.3. Imogen Blood (United Kingdom): The European Joint Action on Dementia and its focus on dementia-friendly communities and initiatives

PL1.4. Thomas Klie (Germany): Ethical and legal considerations in the care of people with dementia at home

10.00-10.30 Coffee break and poster exhibition PO1 and PO3

10.30-12.00 Plenary session: PL2. Dementia care in the 21st century

PL2.1. Anders Wimo (Sweden): The cost of dementia care

PL2.2. Knut Engedal (Norway): Care guidelines and national dementia strategies

PL2.3. Bob Woods (United Kingdom): The experience of carers of a diagnosis of dementia: Results of a five-country survey

PL2.4. Lieve Van den Block (Belgium): The PACE project and its implications for palliative care for people with dementia

12.00-14.00 Lunch

12.45-13.45 Special Symposia: SS1. Living well with dementia “We are still here and I am still…”

12.45-13.45 Special Symposia: SS2. Carers’ experiences of the diagnosis of dementia

14.00-15.30 Parallel Sessions: 

  • P1. Living with dementia: People with dementia
  • P2. Dementia care: Post-diagnostic support
  • P3. Medical aspects: Diagnosis
  • P4. Legal and ethical issues: Ethical issues linked to dementia research
  • P5. Advance care planning and end-of-life care
  • P6. The Actifcare study
  • P7. Seltene Demenzformen

15.30-16.00 Coffee break and poster exhibition PO1 and PO3

16.00-17.30 Parallel Sessions:

  • P8. Living with dementia: Carers of people with dementia
  • P9. Dementia care: Residential care
  • P10. Medical aspects: Behavioural and psychological symtoms of dementia
  • P11. Legal and ethical issues: Proxy-decison making systems and advanced care planning
  • P12. INTERDEM Academy
  • P13. The MEETINGDEM support programme
  • P14. Demenz und Autofahren

19.00-24.00 Gala Dinner

Wednesday, 4 October 2017

08.30-10.00 Parallel Session:

  • P15. Migration and dementia
  • P16. Dementia care: Dementia care training
  • P17. Medical aspects: People with dementia in hopsitals
  • P18. Legal and ethical issues: Ethics of assistive technologies
  • P19. Art and dementia
  • P20. Diagnosis of dementia: an interactive and educational session
  • P21. Neue Wohnformen

10.00-10.30   Coffee break and poster exhibition PO3- PO4 - PO5

10.30-12.00   Parallel Session:

  • P22. Living with dementia: People with dementia II
  • P23. Dementia care: Home care and support
  • P24. Medical aspects: Treatment and management of dementia
  • P25. Legal and ethical issues: End-of-life care and decisions
  • P26. Empowering technologies in dementia care
  • P27. Visions of dementia friendly communities
  • P28. Demenz im Krankenhaus (in collaboration with Robert Bosch Stiftung)

12.00-14.00   Lunch

12.15-13.15   Special symposia: SS3. The role of patient organisations as a key stakeholder in research on AD

12.15-13.15   Special symposia: SS4. Early intervention in Alzheimer's disease: For a new understanding of AD across its spectrum

14.00-15.30   Plenary session: PL3. Improving the diagnosis and management of dementia

PL3.1. Horst Bickel (Germany): An overview of current epidemiological trends in dementia

PL3.2. Wiesje van der Flier (Netherlands): Advances in Alzheimer’s diagnosis; implications for clinical practice?

PL3.3. Frank Jessen (Germany): Are we getting closer to better treatments for Alzheimer’s disease?

PL3.4. Kate Irving (Ireland): Reducing dementia risk by targeting modifiable risk factors in mid-life: the lessons of the In-MINDD project

15.30-16.00    Coffee break and poster exhibition PO3- PO4 - PO5

16.00-17.30    Plenary session: PL4. Round table discussion: Care today, cure tomorrow - Identifying current and future research priorities

  • Stéphane Hogan (European Commission)
  • Pierre Meulien (Innovative Medicines Initiative)
  • Lutz Frölich (Central Institute of Mental Health, Germany)
  • Myrra Vernooij-Dassen (INTERDEM, Netherlands)
  • Iva Holmerová (Alzheimer Europe, Czech Republic)
  • Helen Rochford-Brennan (European Working Group of People with Dementia, Ireland)
  • Winfried Teschauer (Deutsche Alzheimer Gesellschaft, Germany)

17.30-18.00    Closing Ceremony

  • Welcome to the 28th Alzheimer Europe Conference in Barcelona, Spain

Closing comments and farewell by

  • Winfried Teschauer, Germany
  • Iva Holmerová, Chairperson, Alzheimer Europe



Last Updated: Friday 29 September 2017


  • Acknowledgements

    The 27th AE Conference in Berlin received funding under an operating grant from the European Union’s Health Programme (2014-2020). Alzheimer Europe and Deutsche Alzheimer Gesellschaft e.V. gratefully acknowledge the support of all conference sponsors.
  • European Union
  • Roche