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Alzheimer´s disease and other neurodegenerative dementias
Provider: Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences

Activity no.: 3513-21-00-00 
Enrollment deadline: 16/08/2021
Date and time23.08.2021, at: 10:00 - 26.08.2021, at: 14:00
Regular seats30
Course fee3,000.00 kr.
LecturersKristian Steen Frederiksen
ECTS credits2.50
Contact personJette Gotlieb Iversen    E-mail address: jette.gotlieb.iversen@regionh.dk
Enrolment Handling/Course OrganiserPhD administration     E-mail address: fak-phdkursus@sund.ku.dk

Aim and content
This course is free of charge for PhD students at Danish universities (except Copenhagen Business School), and for PhD students at graduate schools in the other Nordic countries. All other participants must pay the course fee.
Anyone can apply for the course, but if you are not a PhD student at a Danish university, you will be placed on the waiting list until enrollment deadline. This also applies to PhD students from Nordic countries. After the enrollment deadline, available seats will be allocated to applicants on the waiting list.


Learning objectives
A student who has met the objectives of the course will be able to:

1. Learn about the epidemiology, clinical course and treatment of Alzheimer´s disease and other dementias
2. Get hands-on experience with the application of brain imaging modalities, cognitive testing and neuropathological methods in AD research
3. Understand the neurobiology of AD
4. Analyse at a basic level typical imaging, neuropathological and neuropsychological findings in the most common dementias
5. Have insight into epidemiology, clinical coruse and treatment of Alzheimer´s disease and other dementias


Content
Alzheimer´s disease and related neurodegenerative disorders present an ever-growing challenge in the current setting of world-wide aging populations. Major advances have been made within the last decades into the clinical and molecular understanding of these diseases. However, for the majority of these devastating diseases, treatment options are limited and clinicians are still faced with major diagnostic obstacles, emphasising the need for further research. The course will present a wide spectrum of research in this exciting area ranging from epidemiological, clinical, biomarker, imaging and translational research. We will present the challenges and pitfalls within the field with special emphasis on Alzheimer´s disease.
The course will focus on research into neurodegenerative dementias with a special focus on Alzheimer´s disease. Specific topics covered include clinical presentation and course of dementias, pathogenesis and neuropathology of Alzheimer´s disease, imaging and biofluid markers, genetics of dementias and neuropsychology of dementia.


Participants
PhD-students and other researchers working with research in clinical, translational or basic sciences in neurodegenerative disorders. No specific backgroud is acquired to participate in the course, and applicants such as medical doctors, engineers, computer scientists, nurses, physiotherapists, occupational therapists and others are encouraged to participate.
Participants will be expected to read relevant research articles, which will be provided prior to the course.


Relevance to graduate programmes
The course is relevant to PhD students from the following graduate programmes at the Graduate School of Health and Medical Sciences, UCPH:
Neuroscience
Molecular Mechanisms of Disease
Psychiatry


Language
English


Form
The course will consist of lectures in the morning and workshops in the afternoon.
A detailed program will be available at www.videnscenterfordemens.dk in January 2021.


Course director
Professor Gunhild Waldemar DMSc; Danish Dementia Research Centre, Copenhagen University Hospital, Rigshospitalet, Section 8005, Blegdamsvej 9, 2100 Copenhagen; 35342580; gunhild.waldemar.01@regionh.dk

Professor Steen Hasselbalch DMSc; Danish Dementia Research Centre, Copenhagen University Hospital, Rigshospitalet, Section 8005, Blegdamsvej 9, 2100 Copenhagen; steen.gregers.hasselbalch@regionh.dk

Kristian Steen Frederiksen, MD, PhD; Danish Dementia Research Centre, Copenhagen University Hospital, Rigshospitalet, Section 8005, Blegdamsvej 9, 2100 Copenhagen; 3537662; kristian.steen.frederiksen@regionh.dk


Teachers
Gunhild Waldemar DMSc; Danish Dementia Research Centre, Copenhagen University Hospital, Rigshospitalet, Section 6922, Blegdamsvej 9, 2100 Copenhagen

Steen Hasselbalch DMSc; Danish Dementia Research Centre, Copenhagen University Hospital, Rigshospitalet, Section 6922, Blegdamsvej 9, 2100 Copenhagen;

Kristian Steen Frederiksen, MD, PhD; Danish Dementia Research Centre, Copenhagen University Hospital, Rigshospitalet, Section 6922, Blegdamsvej 9, 2100 Copenhagen;

Eva Løbner Lund
MD, PhD, Consultant pathologist;
Laboratory of Neuropathology, Righospitalet, Copenhagen University Hospital

Asmus Vogel
Associate professor, neuropsychologist, MSc, PhD;
Memory Clinic, Danish Dementia Research Centre, Rigshospitalet, Copenhagen University Hospital

Kasper Jørgensen
Neuropsychologist, MSc.
Danish Dementia Research Centre, Dept. of Neurology, Rigshospitalet, Copenhagen
University Hospital

Jørgen Nielsen
Consultant neurologist, MD Memory Clinic, Danish Dementia Research Centre, Dept. of Neurology, Rigshospitalet,
Copenhagen University Hospital

Andrew Sommerlad
MD, PhD, Consultant Old Age Psychiatrist
Division of Psychiatry, University College London, UK
Camden and Islington NHS Foundation Trust, London, UK

Rik Ossenkoeppele
Associate senior lecturer
Alzheimer Center Amsterdam UMC - VU University Medical Center Amsterdam the Netherlands

Christina Jensen-Dahm
MD, PhD
Danish Dementia Research Centre, Rigshospitalet, Copenhagen University Hospital

Peter Johannsen
MD, PhD, International Medical Vice President
Global development,
Novo Nordisk
Denmark

Laila Øksnebjerg
Neuropsychologist, MSc;
Memory Clinic, Danish Dementia Research Centre, Rigshospitalet, Copenhagen University Hospital

Henrik Zetterberg
Department of Psychiatry and Neurochemistry, Institute of Neuroscience and Physiology, the Sahlgrenska Academy at the University of Gothenburg, Mölndal, Sweden; Clinical Neurochemistry Laboratory, Sahlgrenska University Hospital, Mölndal, Sweden


Dates
23rd - 26th of August 2021


Course location
Danish Dementia Reseach Centre, Section 8007, Department of Neurology, Rigshospitalet, Copenhagen, Denmark


Registration
Please register before 1st of July 2021.
Seats to PhD students from other Danish universities will be allocated on a first-come, first-served basis and according to the applicable rules.
Applications from other participants will be considered after the last day of enrolment.

Note: All applicants are asked to submit invoice details in case of no-show, late cancellation or obligation to pay the course fee (typically non-PhD students). If you are a PhD student, your participation in the course must be in agreement with your principal supervisor.

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