Neuroimaging: Applications to Normal Ageing and Alzheimer’s Disease

Neuroimaging at work

Neuroimaging: Clinical and Research Applications to Normal Ageing and Alzheimer’s Disease

A study day for early stage researchers, healthcare professionals & students

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Date: Wednesday 11th September 2013
Time: 8:45-17:00
Location: Room G06, Brookfield Health Science, University College Cork

Overview

Hosted by NeuroSKILL, this study day is targeted at medical doctors, radiographers, researchers (PhD students, Post-Doctoral Fellows) and other healthcare professionals and students interested in the area of neuroimaging in dementia and Alzheimer’s Disease.

The programme brings together expert clinicians and researchers in Alzheimer’s Disease from across Ireland and Wales. The format is designed to update and inform participants of the latest developments and best practice in this evolving area.

Topics include: an overview of Alzheimer’s Disease, cognitive testing for diagnosis of Alzheimer’s disease, introduction to the various neuroimaging modalities and their interpretation and a review of neuroimaging research in normal ageing and dementia.

Refreshments and lunch included.

Approved for 6 CPD credits by the Faculty of Radiologists, RCSI

Learning Outcomes:

Following active participation in these sessions, the attendee will be able to demonstrate:

  • an understanding of MRI in terms of physical principles;
  • knowledge about the current uses of neuroimaging in diagnostic process of Alzheimer’s disease;
  • an understanding of the role of advanced MR techniques such as DTI, fMRI and MRS in increasing our understanding of Alzheimer’s disease;
  • an understanding of the future techniques to be used in diagnosis;
  • insight into Alzheimer’s Disease and dementia in terms of the disease process, prevalence and living with disease; and
  • an understanding of the latest developments in cognitive testing for diagnosis of Alzheimer’s disease.

Registration Fee

  • Full Fee €50.00
  • (Fulltime) Student €20.00
  • Delegates from the eligible* region FREE

The Ireland Wales INTERREG region
*The Ireland Wales INTERREG region: Ireland (Counties Meath, Dublin, Kildare, Wicklow, Wexford, Waterford, Carlow, Kilkenny, South Tipperary; also Cork and Kerry as adjacent areas). Wales (Gwynedd, Isle of Anglesey (Ynys Mon), Conwy, Denbighshire and South West Wales).

Programme

8.45 am: Registration – Coffee/Tea

9.15 am: Welcome and Introduction to the NeuroSKILL project

Arun BokdePop-Out-512, SFI Stokes Assistant Professor in Biostatistical Imaging
School of Medicine & Institute of Neuroscience, Trinity College Dublin


9.20 am: MRI: Technology / Basic Principles

Jonathan McNultyPop-Out-512, Head of Teaching & Learning Diagnostic Imaging Programmes
School of Medicine & Medical Science, University College Dublin


10.10 am: Functional Information from fMRI & Chemistry

Paul MullinsPop-Out-512, Director, Senior MRI Physicist
School of Psychology, Bangor University, Wales

11.00 am: Coffee break

11.15 am: Dementia: Current Research and Diagnosis

Catherine QuinnPop-Out-512, Post-Doctoral Research Officer
School of Psychology, Bangor University, Wales


11.45 am: Plenary Speaker – What’s New in Cognitive Assessment?

William MolloyPop-Out-512, Professor of Medicine and Chair of the Centre of Gerontology and Rehabilitation
School of Medicine, University College Cork

12.30 pm: Lunch

1.30 pm: Neurochemistry in Dementia

Karolina RusiakPop-Out-512, Research Project Support Officer
School of Psychology, Bangor University, Wales


2.00 pm: Current Amyloid/fMRI Developments in Alzheimer’s Disease

Arun BokdePop-Out-512, SFI Stokes Assistant Professor in Biostatistical Imaging
School of Medicine & Institute of Neuroscience, Trinity College Dublin

2.45 pm: Coffee break

3.00 pm: Clinical Application of Diffusion Imaging in Neurodegeneration

Dr Elizabeth KehoePop-Out-512, Post-Doctoral Fellow
School of Medicine & Institute of Neuroscience, Trinity College Dublin


3.45 pm: Discussion on Brain Images/Group Work

Various members from NeuroSKILL


4.15 pm: Clinicians’ Responses to Neuroimaging Survey

Dr Aurelia CiblisPop-Out-512, Post-Doctoral Research Fellow
School of Medicine & Medical Science, University College Dublin


4.45 pm: Panel Discussion

5.00 pm : Close

Further Information

Email: tcd@neuroskill.eu