International experts will be discussing how the disease of dementia can be actively countered and at the same time looking for new and creative approaches to solutions along the theme "From Reaction to Action”. Intensifying cooperation and the exchange of ideas between Central and Eastern European countries include one of the key tasks of the Krems Dementia Conference.
The 3rd Krems Dementia Conference is looking for answers on how to better shape the lives of people at risk of dementia, while at the same time searching for effective methods of prevention and awareness raising. Experts such as Prof Henry Brodaty (University of New South Wales in Sydney), Mike Splaine, (Cognitive Solutions LLC), Prof Weisje van der Flier (University Hospitals in Amsterdam), Prof Iva Holmerová (Charles University Prague and Alzheimer Europe) will exchange their views and experiences. The focus is on two topics: To prepare society in the best possible way for this disease and to promote sustainable awareness. Proposed solutions for treatment strategies, the development of services for timely diagnosis for people with memory problems and dementia is also on the table for debate.
"When it comes to finding answers it is essential to engage in dialogue between people with dementia and experts, as well as family members and members of care teams. This conference thus provides a forum for national and international experts and people with dementia, representatives of Alzheimer societies, researchers and policy makers. This transdisciplinary approach and dialogue are useful to define optimal steps for future developments", explains Prof Stefanie Auer, who heads the Center for Dementia Studies and organizes the conference. "Austria's international involvement and positioning on the topic of dementia can succeed well with this congress," says Marc Wortmann, co-organizer of the congress.
Submission for abstracts for the conference is open until 15 August 2021.
3rd Krems Dementia Conference
Date: 28 October 2021 - 30 October 2021
Venue: University for Continuing Education Krems and online
Conference language: English