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

Activity no.: 3513-15-00-00 
Enrollment deadline: 01/06/2015
Date and time24.08.2015, at: 09:00 - 27.08.2015, at: 16:00
Regular seats36
Course fee4,320.00 kr.
LecturersGunhild Waldemar
ECTS credits2.40
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
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.


Course title
Alzheimer´s disease and other neurodegenerative dementias

Learning objectives
In this course the participants will:

1. Get hands-on experience with the application of brain imaging modalities, cognitive testing and neuropathological methods in AD research
2. Learn about the epidemiology, clinical course and treatment of Alzheimer´s disease and other dementias
3. Understand the neurobiology of AD

A detailed program is available here

Content
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.

Language
English

Form
The course will consist of lectures in the morning and workshops in the afternoon.


Course director
Professor Gunhild Waldemar DMSc; Danish Dementia Research Centre, Copenhagen University Hospital, Rigshospitalet, Section 6922, Blegdamsvej 9, 2100 Copenhagen; 35342580; gunhild.waldemar.01@regionh.dk

Professor Steen Hasselbalch DMSc; Danish Dementia Research Centre, Copenhagen University Hospital, Rigshospitalet, Section 6922, Blegdamsvej 9, 2100 Copenhagen; steen.gregers.hasselbalch@regionh.dk

Kristian Steen Frederiksen, MD, PhD; Danish Dementia Research Centre, Copenhagen University Hospital, Rigshospitalet, Section 6922, Blegdamsvej 9, 2100 Copenhagen; 3537662; kristian.steen.frederiksen@regionh.dk

Lecturers
To be announced

Course secretary
Karin La Cour; Danish Dementia Research Centre, Copenhagen University Hospital, Rigshospitalet, Section 6922, Blegdamsvej 9, 2100 Copenhagen; 35452862; karin.la.cour@regionh.dk

Dates
24th – 27th August 2015.
Time: 9.00-16.00 (the 24th from 10.30-15.15; 27th 9.00-15.30)


Course location
Rigshospitalet, Copenhagen, Denmark

Registration: Please register before 1st of June 2015

Admission to the course for PhD students from Danish universities will be allocated on a first-come, first-served basis and according to the rules in force.
Applications from international PhD students and from other interested researcher are welcome and will be allocated after June 1st 2015 if maximum number of participants has not been reached.