RCPsych Wales - Brain health and effective, early diagnosis of dementia


Full Day Event

Location Online event
CPD This training is eligible for 1 CPD point per hour subject to peer group approval
Free to attend£0
RCPsych Wales - Brain health and effective, early diagnosis of dementia

Event Information

This event is taking place online via Zoom. To take part you will need:

  • access to a reliable internet connection
  • a PC, laptop, tablet or phone
  • Google Chrome or Microsoft Edge browser or Zoom installed on your PC, laptop, tablet or phone.

The Royal College of Psychiatrists Wales will be hosting a day of clinical learning and virtual presentations on new approaches to aid early and timely diagnosis of dementia, with an exploration into brain health, mild cognitive impairment and disease-modifying treatments.

The event is supported by the Wales Dementia Faculty and looks to attract an audience across MDTs.

The full programme will be available on the week of 6 September. We encourage all delegates to register early for the event and advise that recordings of sessions will be made available to all registered delegates.

Session 1

Chair - Dr Mani Santhan Krishnan; Chair, RCPsych Faculty of Old Age Psychiatry

9:30 - Welcome and introductions

9:40 - Future of dementia treatment, what is our responsibility?

Dr Mani Santhana Krishnan, Consultant Psychiatrist and Senior Clinical Director at Tees, Esk and Wear Valleys Foundation NHS Trust

10:20 - FDA and the summer of discontent?

Dr Bob Barber, Consultant Psychiatrist and Honorary Clinical Senior Lecturer with Newcastle University

11:00 - Coffee Break

Session 2

Chair - Dr Chineze Ivenso; Chair, RCPsych Wales Faculty of Old Age Psychiatry

11:10 - A national approach to FDG-PET Scanning to aid dementia diagnosis

Dr Chineze Ivenso, Consultant Psychiatrist, Aneurin Bevan University Health Board

11:50 - Dementia and hearing loss

Jane Wild, Consultant Clinical Scientist (Audiology), Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board

12:10 - Lunch Break

13:00 - How diet can help to prevent developing dementia but also at what care we can provide post diagnosis

Alexandra Rees, Clinical Lead Dietitian, Dementia Wellbeing Community Team in Hywel Dda University Health Board

13:40 - Raising awareness of benefits of increasing physical activity in people around the time of diagnosis of dementia or mild cognitive impairment

Andrew Clyne, Clinical Falls Practitioner, Pembrokeshire Community Falls Prevention and Management Service

14:20 - Coffee Break

Session 3

Chair - Prof Antony Bayer; School of Medicine at Cardiff University

14:30 - Wales Dementia Faculty

Prof Antony Bayer, Emeritus Professor of Geriatric Medicine at Cardiff University

15:10 - Summary and Closing

Ollie John, Manager, Royal College of Psychiatrists Wales

15:20 - Optional RCPsych Wales business meeting for faculty members


Please fill out the linked online booking form in order to register for the event. Joining instructions will then be sent out on the week of 13 September.

Whilst delegates may not be able to attend every session, we encourage delegates to register as recordings will be accessible once the event has finished.

Bookings will close on the evening of 15 September.

Please read our terms and conditions before making your booking.

For further information, please contact:

Email: antonia.fabian@rcpsych.ac.uk

Contact Name: Antonia Fabian

Event Location

Location: Online event