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KROLAK-SALMON Pierre (France)

Professor Pierre Krolak-Salmon is a neurologist and geriatrician at the University Hospital of Lyon (France), director of Clinical Research Memory Centre of Lyon and of the Clinical Research Centre “Elderly, Brain and Frailty”, head of the Social Cognition and Cognitive Disorders research group at Neuroscience Center of Lyon. Professor Krolak-Salmon attended medical school at the University of Lyon between 1987 and 1994, he completed his Neurosciences Master in 1999 and his PhD on brain dynamics of facial emotional expression recognition in 2004. During the course of his career, Pierre Krolak-Salmon has also studied at the Welcome Trust in London, UK and Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore, USA. He currently has an active teaching role at the University Claude Bernard in Lyon, in the fields of neurocognitive disorders, dementia, Alzheimer’s disease, geriatrics, neurology, neuroscience and neuropsychology. His main areas of research interest include biomarkers and predictors of autonomy loss in dementia; social cognition and emotion recognition; clinical neurology and geriatrics.

In 2016, he created the Lyon Institute For Elderly, a large consortium gathering medical, research and training resources of the University Hospital of Lyon, France. He is now the president of the French Federation of Memory Centres. He recently participated to the European Joint Actions dedicated to dementia and neurocognitive disorders, i.e. the “Alzheimer Cooperative Valuation in Europe” joint action, and the “Act on dementia” joint action with the responsibility of the work package dedicated to diagnosis and post-diagnosis supports.



Last Updated: Wednesday 08 July 2020