Event Programme

The UK Dementia Congress is the best opportunity for professionals to learn from and be inspired by others’ experience, make connections and build bridges towards best practice in their own localities. Presentations will show how practice is linked to knowledge gained from research, experience, guidelines or expert consensus. Preference has been given to papers that include an element of evaluation of a project or service, with scrutiny of the factors that led to success or failure, what were the barriers to progress, whether these were overcome and how.

You will find a brief outline of the each of the three days on the Congress given below. A full programme with details of all speakers, timings and special events is also available to download.

Tuesday 6 November

16:45 Conference Registration

18:00 Welcome

18:20 The Debate

19:30 Drinks Reception

Wednesday 7 November

08:00 Conference Registration

08:30 Early Bird Sessions

09:40 Opening Plenary Session

12:00 Parallel Sessions begin

18:00 Congress Drinks Reception

19:00 Film Premiere – “We Are Family”


Thursday 8 November

08:00 Conference Registration

08:30 Early Bird Sessions

09:15 Parallel Sessions begin

16:20 Congress Closes

19:15 9th National Dementia Care Awards beings

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Early bird sessions, satellite special interest meetings, short presentations and posters, and plenty of opportunities to network and socialise with like-minded colleagues complete the unique Congress experience.

Special Events

Welcome Drinks

Welcome drinks reception on the evening of 6th November, in the exhibition hall featuring the Alzheimer’s Society Singing for the Brain Choir, led by Dominique Levack – all welcome

Theatre Walkabouts

Theatre walkabouts with VAMOS throughout 7th November coffee and lunch breaks

Drinks Reception

Congress drinks reception, 6pm on the evening of 7th November, in the exhibition hall. Sponsored by Four Seasons Healthcare – all welcome

Book Launch

Book launch taking place at the Jessica Kingsley Publishers stand featuring the work of Dr James Warner and Dr Nori Graham

Film Premiere

‘We Are Family’ featuring Landermeads Nursing Home and Dementia Care Matters. 7pm on the evening of 7th November, with finger buffet included. Sponsored by Dementia Care Matters – all welcome

Dementia Experience

Four Seasons Dementia Experience – ongoing throughout Congress. Designed to increase understanding and empathy by simulating the sensory and cognitive impairments experienced by people living with dementia.


Programme Queries • theresa@hawkerpublications.com

Exhibition and Sponsorship • caroline@hawkerpublications.com

Bookings & General Enquiries • events@hawkerpublications.com

Online bookings for The 13th UK Dementia Congress are now CLOSED.
For any queries, please email events@hawkerpublications.com

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