Challenging Childhood Dementia Symposium

23 December 2021

Childhood Dementia Initiative will hold the inaugural Challenging Childhood Dementia Symposium in Sydney on Tuesday 1 March 2022. 

In the morning, the symposium will feature keynote speakers and panel discussions on needs, challenges and opportunities in the development of therapeutics for children with dementia. 

In the afternoon, 2 dynamic, interactive, facilitated workshops will be held to prioritise the steps that need to be taken to deliver more treatment options to the clinic (including experimental treatments in trials).

Focus areas for the day will be:

  • Extending research on one childhood dementia disorder to multiple disorders
  • Early diagnosis and intervention
  • Research funding
  • Addressing the barriers to developing new treatments
  • Increasing the number of (high quality) trials for childhood dementia in Australia

Childhood Dementia invites those working in the childhood dementia field as well as experts from other related areas to join us to share ideas and experiences. That could include, for instance, those working in adult-onset dementia, neuroscience, data science, clinical trials, collaborative networks or industry partnerships.

A detailed program and information on registration will be available in January and published on this page.

If you would like to receive updates on the Symposium, or if you have any questions, please contact our Head of Research, Dr Kristina Elvidge, at kris@childhooddementia.org

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