Event Programme

The Congress offers great choice and variety with up to eight  sessions running simultaneously. The expertise of leading international and UK speakers will be on display and for those who prefer a more interactive style, there will be plenty of opportunities for sharing ideas, information and experiences. In a rich mix of presentations, symposia and workshops the Congress covers all areas of care and support for people with dementia and their carers in care homes, acute hospitals, day care, sheltered and extra-care housing and the community. We are delighted that people with dementia and carers are closely involved as contributors throughout the whole event. Please click HERE to find out more about our Keynote Speakers.

You will find a brief outline of the each of the three days on the Congress given below.



16.45 Conference registration and exhibition viewing
18.00 Welcome and introduction
18.20 Debate
19.30 Welcome drinks reception



08.00 Conference registration
08.30 Early bird sessions
09.40 Plenary session – Main Hall
11.30 Refreshments and exhibition viewing
12.00 Parallel sessions 1
13.10 Lunch and exhibition and poster viewing
14.10 Plenary session – Main Hall
15.10 Parallel sessions 2
16.20 Refreshments and exhibition viewing
16.50 Parallel sessions 3
18.00 Congress drinks reception and ‘A Million Memories’



08.30 Early bird sessions
09.10 Parallel sessions 4
10.30 Plenary session – Main Hall
11.20 Refreshments and exhibition viewing
11.50 Plenary session – Main Hall
12.40 Lunch and exhibition and poster viewing
13.40 Parallel sessions 5
15.00 Parallel sessions 6
16.10 Close


*The organisers reserve the right to make changes to the programme, speakers and etc should this become necessary.  For more information, please read our Terms & Conditions.


The Journal of Dementia Care, the organisers of the Congress, in partnership with the Alzheimer’s Society and the University of Worcester, want to encourage and welcome people with dementia and carers to this major event. This year, as previously, the fees for people with dementia and their carers attending have been  reduced and we offer a number of free places to carers and also for supporters to enable people with dementia to attend.  Along with the Alzheimer’s Society and representatives from DEEP and tide groups, we will ensure that support is available throughout the Congress to assist those who need it.


Adult social care providers and older people’s services, allied health professionals, architects, care coordinators, care home owners/managers, care home inspectors, care staff, family carers, clinical leads/directors and specialists, clinical psychologists, commissioners and providers, community health and outreach teams, consultants, day care managers, dementia leads, designers, end of life care professionals, nurses, community care services, heads of policy and strategy, neurologists, primary care/community mental health leaders, extra care housing managers, homecare managers, geriatricians, gerontologists, hospice professionals, housing professionals, mental health professionals, occupational therapists, old age psychiatrists, patient and public involvement leads, people living with dementia, physiotherapists, researchers, nursing staff, social care workers, social workers, speech and language therapists, support services for people with learning disabilities.


  • CPD certified three-day conference programme
  • Plenary sessions, keynote speakers and a wide choice of parallel sessions, symposia and interactive workshops.
  • People with dementia and carers sharing their experiences.
  • Over 50 parallel sessions to choose from covering the latest in dementia care, research, policy and innovation
  • Large and lively exhibition
  • Conference app
  • Poster presentations
  • Panel discussions and audience question time
  • Opportunities to network and socialise with like-minded individuals
  • Drinks receptions and special events


Programme Queries • theresa.ellmers@investorpublishing.co.uk

Exhibition and Sponsorship • caroline.bowern@investorpublishing.co.uk

Bookings and General Enquiries • events@investorpublishing.co.uk

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