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Thursday, August 29, 2013, Issue 68

Back to Summer School

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The College of Medicine is inviting all radiography students to join them for this year's Multi-disciplinary Student Summer School, held 6-7 September at University of Birmingham, College of Medical and Dental Sciences.

'Challenging Dementia' is this year's hot topic. Over 25 million people in the UK have a family or close friend with dementia. With prevalence rates rising it is vital that we, as young healthcare professionals, increase our awareness, understanding and challenge our assumptions in order to meet growing needs.

Event highlights: Innovative research, leading academics, a focus on diagnosis/management, insights from community projects, information on the government’s dementia strategy, interactive/experiential workshops with expert patients and carers, great networking opportunities with multi-disciplinary students and a poster competition with large cash prizes!

Who can attend?
This is a unique two-day residential conference aimed at all health and social care students in the UK studying any discipline at degree level or above.

Programme
Some of the country’s leading academics, clinicians, dementia ambassadors and civil servants will speak, and there will be interactive workshops.

Confirmed speakers include:
• Prof. Sube Banerjee MBBS MSc MBA MD FRCPsych Professor of Dementia & Associate Dean for Strategy, BSMS
• Professor George Tadros MB BCh, PGDip, MRCPsych, MD Consultant in Old Age Psychiatry, Birmingham and Solihull Mental Health Trust Professor of Mental Health and Ageing, Staffordshire University
• Dr Zsuzsanna Nagy, Neuropharmacology and Neurobiology Lead, Neurodegeneration and Repair Team, School of Clinical and Experimental Medicine, University of Birmingham
• Larry Gardiner, Chair at Oxfordshire Dementia Empowerment Group, Advisor at European Working Group for People with Dementia, Advisor at Alzheimer's Society
• Dr Simon Ridley, Head of Research, Alzheimer’s Research UK
• Dr Karim Saad, FRCPsych, Alzheimer COoperative Valuation in Europe (ALCOVE), Regional Clinical Lead for Dementia, NHS West Midlands, Consultant Psychiatrist, Coventry & Warwickshire Partnership Trust

Delegate fees
Delegate fees are heavily subsidised at £65 per student (actual value £155) which includes ALL teaching, catering, accommodation and a place at the Summer School dinner. It's a fantastic deal!

Poster competition
There will also be a peer-reviewed poster competition with generous cash prizes to enable students to showcase research/projects/audits. First prize is £300 with cash prizes for 2nd and 3rd places too!

Why attend?
This year’s Summer School will provide attendees with:

• A unique opportunity to foster learning and gain knowledge;
• The chance to meet leading academics in the field of healthy ageing;
• Experience of working in multidisciplinary student groups;
• The chance to share knowledge and work with expert patients;
• A new understanding of the best new approaches to promoting health ageing;
• The chance to hear from successful community projects;
• Excellent networking opportunities;
• A peer-reviewed poster competition to showcase healthy ageing research projects (gain valuable MTAs points).

Want to attend! You still have time – email Kate Fismer: kate.fismer@collegeofmedicine.org.uk to find out more.

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