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The 2017 Dementia MRI conference schedule.

Time SessionChaired by

Registration and coffee/tea

Welcome and introduction
Dr Claudia Metzler-Baddeley (Cardiff University)
10:20MRI magnetic susceptibility mapping methods and applications in dementia
Dr Karin Shmueli (UCL)
Dr Claudia Metzler-Baddeley
10:50Advanced microstructural imaging with diffusion MRI
Dr Chantal Tax (Cardiff University)
Dr Claudia Metzler-Baddeley
11:20What can relaxometry tell us about the ageing brain?
Dr Michael Knight (University of Bristol)
Dr Claudia Metzler-Baddeley
11:45Coffee and tea 
MRS in dementia (Title TBC)
Prof Adam Waldman (University of Edinburgh)
Dr Claudia Metzler-Baddeley
12:45Comparative MRI and MRS biomarkers in Alzheimer's disease and Lewy Body Dementia
Prof Andrew Blamire (Newcastle University)
Dr Claudia Metzler-Baddeley
13:15Lunch / poster viewing / CUBRIC tour  
14:15Early changes in Lewy body dementia
Prof John O'Brien (University of Cambridge)
Dr Dennis Chan
14:45Impact of cerebellar changes in neurodegeneration
Prof Michael Hornberger (University of East Anglia)
Dr Dennis Chan
15:15Longitudinal cognitive and neuroimaging changes in posterior cortical atrophy (PCA)
Dr Sebastian Crutch (UCL)
Dr Dennis Chan
15.45Coffee and tea 
16.15The MRI experience from the patient’s perspectiveDr Liz Coulthard
16.30Exploring links between functional connectivity and MAPT gene expression in tauopathies
Dr Timothy Rittman (University of Cambridge)
Dr Liz Coulthard
17.00Memory pathways in old age and preclinical Alzheimer’s Disease: first data from the DELCODE Cohort of the German Center for Neurodegenerative Diseases (DZNE)
Prof Emrah Duzel (University of Magdeberg)
Dr Liz Coulthard
17:30End of day 
19:00Evening meal (at Viva Brazil)
TimeSessionChaired by
09:00Coffee and tea 
09:30Entorhinal cortex function and structure in early Alzheimer’s disease
Dr Dennis Chan (University of Cambridge)
Professor Julien Hughes 
10:00Is Alzheimer's a disease of white matter?
Dr Elisa Canu (Ospedale San Raffaele, Milan)
Professor Julien Hughes
10:30Fronto-temporal Dementia: an effective paradigm of network-based neurodegeneration
Dr Federica Agosta (Ospedale San Raffaele, Milan)
Professor Julien Hughes
11:00Coffee and tea 
11:30Understanding the genetic architecture of Alzheimer’s disease
Dr Rebecca Sims (Cardiff University)
Professor Risto Kauppinen


Big data in neuroimaging: what could it tell us about ageing and disease?
Dr Gwenaëlle Douaud (Oxford University)
Professor Risto Kauppinen
There may be trouble ahead - the challenge of subjective cognitive decline
Prof Anthony Bayer (Cardiff University)
Professor Risto Kauppinen
13:00Lunch / poster viewing / CUBRIC tour 
14:00Advanced MRI for quantification of microvascular and cellular pathology - validation in a rat model of Alzheimer's disease
Dr Laura Parkes (University of Manchester)
Professor Richard Wise
14:30Brain-predicted age relates to measures of amyloid deposition and cognition in Mild Cognitive Impairment and Alzheimer’s Disease
Dr James Cole (Imperial College London)
Professor Richard Wise
14.42Object and scene memory are differentially associated with CSF markers of Alzheimer’s Disease and MRI volumetry
David Berron (Magdeburg University)
Professor Richard Wise
14.54Spatial Gradient of Microstructural Changes in Normal-Appearing White Matter of Tracts Affected by White Matter Hyperintensities
Dr Rozanna Meijboom (University of Edinburgh)
Professor Richard Wise
15.06In vivo topography of tau deposition, perfusion and cortical thinning in Alzheimer’s disease and mild cognitive impairment
Dr Elijah Mak (University of Cambridge)
Professor Richard Wise
15.18Automatic quantification of brain MRI to improve the diagnostic workup of dementia in memory clinic patients
Dr Rebecca Steketee (ERASMUS MC University, Medical Centre Rotterdam)
Professor Richard Wise
15.30Coffee and tea 
16.00Graph Distance of Structural and Functional Network Topologies becomes Closer in Alzheimer’s Disease
Stavros Dimitriadis (CUBRIC, Cardiff)
Dr Claudia Metzler-Baddeley
16.12Distinct Alzheimer’s disease progression patterns revealed by subtype and stage inference (SuStaIn)
Dr Alexandra Young (University College London)
Dr Claudia Metzler-Baddeley
16.24Hippocampal Viscoelasticity in Young and Cognitively Healthy Older Adults
Lucy Hiscox (University of Edinburgh)
Dr Claudia Metzler-Baddeley
16.36MEG may be more sensitive than fMRI in detecting resting-state brain dysfunction in early-stage Alzheimer’s disease
Dr Loes Koelewijn (CUBRIC, Cardiff)
Dr Claudia Metzler-Baddeley
16.481H-MRS investigation of posterior cingulate cortex metabolites in young Apolipoprotein ε4 carriers and non-carriers
Dr Alison Costigan (CUBRIC, Cardiff)
Dr Claudia Metzler-Baddeley
17.00DTI segmentation in focal cortical neurodegenerative syndromes
Natasha Clarke (St George’s, London)
Dr Claudia Metzler-Baddeley
17:12Prizes (best early career talks/posters) and closing remarks Dr Claudia Metzler-Baddeley
17:30End of day