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It’s time for the 28th Alzheimer Europe Conference!

Monday 29 October 2018

From 29 to 31 October, the 28th Alzheimer Europe Conference (#28AEC), “Making dementia a European priority” - organised in collaboration with CEAFA and Fundación Alzheimer España - will bring together over 800 delegates at the Hotel Barceló Sants, under the Honorary Patronage of Her Majesty Queen Sofía of Spain. The opening ceremony will take place at 6pm on 29 October and the conference will run until 5.45pm on 31 October.

As every year, Alzheimer Europe (AE) has endeavoured to make its conference as dementia friendly as possible. A meeting room has been reserved for the sole use of people with dementia and their guests - a place to meet, to have a cup of tea or coffee, or just to grab some quiet time. Coffee breaks will also be served in this room. Seats in the front row(s) of all meeting rooms have been marked as “Reserved” for the use of people with dementia. During lunch breaks, a number of places and tables are reserved for the sole use of people with dementia. Those areas are marked as “Reserved” and located on the right hand side of the restaurant. Conference hosts/hostesses will be able to direct you, to find any of these reserved areas.

Among our delegates, we are delighted to be welcoming 35 people with dementia, along with their guests. As always, people with dementia feature prominently in our conference programme - in plenaries, parallel sessions and at the Special Symposium of the European Working Group of People with Dementia.

The full conference programme includes 239 oral presentations and 175 poster presentations. We highly recommend that delegates with smart phones or tablets download the AE conference app, to keep up to date with the programme and find out more about the speakers:

We also kindly ask you to use the hashtag #28AEC in your conference-related tweets, so that Alzheimer Europe and others can respond to/repost/retweet them as much as possible, making the whole experience more interactive.

Delegates will be able to register and receive their badges and conference bags from 4pm on 29 October at the conference reception desk on the first floor of the hotel. Speakers can register in the lobby on the ground floor.

Should you have any questions or need support during the event, please speak to a conference host/hostess on site, or find a member of our staff at the Alzheimer Europe stand, during breaks in the programme.

We hope you enjoy your experience in Barcelona!