Date: Wednesday 11th September 2013
Location: Room G06, Brookfield Health Science, University College Cork
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
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.
8.45 am: Registration – Coffee/Tea
9.15 am: Welcome and Introduction to the NeuroSKILL project
9.20 am: MRI: Technology / Basic Principles
10.10 am: Functional Information from fMRI & Chemistry
11.00 am: Coffee break
11.15 am: Dementia: Current Research and Diagnosis
11.45 am: Plenary Speaker – What’s New in Cognitive Assessment?
12.30 pm: Lunch
1.30 pm: Neurochemistry in Dementia
2.00 pm: Current Amyloid/fMRI Developments in Alzheimer’s Disease
2.45 pm: Coffee break
3.00 pm: Clinical Application of Diffusion Imaging in Neurodegeneration
3.45 pm: Discussion on Brain Images/Group Work
Various members from NeuroSKILL
4.15 pm: Clinicians’ Responses to Neuroimaging Survey
4.45 pm: Panel Discussion
5.00 pm : Close