UK Dementia Congress 2018

Thursday 8 March 2018

The Journal of Dementia Care is pleased to announce the 13th UK Dementia Congress will be held in the seaside resort town of Brighton, East Sussex on the 6th, 7th and 8th November 2018.  This well established and lively Congress brings a multi-disciplinary focus to dementia care and is CPD certified.

UKDC 2018 OfficialThe Call for Presentations is now open at

We invite proposals for presentations and posters on any aspect of support, care and treatment for people with dementia and their families, in any service setting. The deadline is 22 April 2018.

Knowledge-based practice

The UK Dementia Congress is a fantastic opportunity for professionals to learn from and be inspired by others' experience, make connections and build bridges towards best practice in their own localities. Preference will be 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, and drawing out conclusions and lessons learned on quality and cost effectiveness. All presentations should demonstrate how practice is linked to knowledge gained from research, experience, guidelines or expert consensus.  As always, we are interested in a broad range of papers which relate to all health and social care settings, and this year we would particularly welcome proposals on (but not limited to) innovative approaches to enablement and independence; technology, dementia care and living well; end of life care for people with dementia; dementia care in acute hospital settings.

Options for contributions are:

• Short paper presentations: presentations offered will usually be 12 or 18 minutes

• Poster presentations: We welcome posters for display in the main Congress concourse. Posters should describe a project or service with comment/evaluation, or report on research work.

We will also include a number of interactive workshops and symposia.

Involving people with dementia and carers

As in previous years, a strong theme running through the Congress will be the experience of people with dementia, and involvement of them and their families in services at every level. As appropriate, proposals should show that this important aspect has been addressed in their project or service.

For queries regarding the programme, please contact Theresa Ellmers on   

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