The White Rose Dementia Symposium took place on Tuesday 24th May 2016, uniting researchers from the Universities of Sheffield, Leeds and York to present their work on dementia. This event took place in the new Diamond university building in Sheffield, and included both biomedical and social science research projects.
The AcTo Dementia project was featured in a presentation by Phil Joddrell (available via SlideShare), and Sarah Kate Smith also presented her work on touchscreen technology for communication and leisure. The keynote presentation was delivered by Professor David Brooks of the Imperial College London, titled 'What can functional imaging teach us about dementia?'. There were also presentations by representatives from Join Dementia Research and Alzheimer's Research UK.
From the White Rose University Consortium website:
"The White Rose Dementia Symposium foster[s] collaborations across faculties and across White Rose university members for researchers involved in the dementia field, provide[s] opportunities for PhD and early career researchers to present their research, and [offers] opportunities for self-reflection and presentation-skills development to conference speakers by offering video and audio recording of talks".
Title image of The Diamond building courtesy of Simon Butler Photography.