This a FREE event, however pre-booking is required; please register to come.
Held in association with the Silk Trust and the Royal Society of Medicine.
As the age of the population increases, dementia is becoming increasingly frequent in western countries. Already there are more than 700,000 people with dementia in the UK and the number is likely to double in the next 30 years.
Professor Clive Ballard leads a diverse programme of research, ranging from basic science and post-mortem studies to drug discovery and clinical trials, focussing on Alzheimer’s disease and non-Alzheimer dementias, such as those associated with Down syndrome.
In November 2016, Clive Ballard joined the University Exeter as executive Dean and pro vice chancellor. He was previously Professor of Age Related Disease and Director the Biomedical Research Unit for Dementia at the Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology and Neuroscience, King’s College London.
He has published more than 500 peer review papers, including key meta-analyses systematic reviews and clinical trials published in New England Journal of Medicine, Lancet, Lancet Neurology, Nature and BMJ related to brain training, treatment of psychosis, agitation, depression and pain in neurodegenerative disease, dementia with Lewy bodies, vascular dementia and the treatment of dementia in people with Down syndrome.
The Anne Silk Lecture is kindly supported by The Silk Trust, a charity founded in 2001 in memory of the late Frederick Silk. It is primarly engaged in supporting research and development in the fields of neuroscience, neurodegeneration and Motor Neuron Disease. Anne Silk, a retired clinician, will be attending the lecture herself.
We warmly invite everyone with an interest in neuroscience, memory, the brain, why it forgets and what happens in dementia, to come and join us for this free public lecture.
More about BNA2017:Festival of Neuroscience
BNA2017 is held by the British Neuroscience Association as a celebration of everything to do with the brain and nervous system. BNA2017 is one of the largest international meetings of neuroscientists in Europe in 2017, and presents the ideal opportunity for neuroscientists to share their excitement and interest in their research with wider society. Find out about the rest of our public programme during BNA2017.
More about Anne Silk and the Silk Trust
Anne Silk's Wimpole Stree contact lens consultancy practice saw patients referred from ophthalmologists, privately, the NHS and from many countries in the Middle East. She specialised in keratoconus, keratoplasty, aphakia, traumatised corneae and dry eyes.
She was Master of her City Livery Company (first woman in 350 years) and was elected to the General Optical Council. In 2005 she was invited to join the HPA Electromagnetic Field Discussion Group at Harwell, She was Chair of NHS DenDron Neuro Research Steering Group at Oxford and a member of the Department of Health SAGE III Science Forum. Anne has published many papers on human effects of electromagnetic fields.
In 2014, Anne was awarded the honorary degree of Doctor of Science by the Vice Chancellor of Bournemouth University. This was in recognition of her distinguished career in Ophthalmology and also her support for research in the neurosciences.
More about the Royal Society of Medicine
The origins of the Royal Society of Medicine date back to the 18th century when, throughout Europe, medical societies began to be founded with the object of bringing together physicians and surgeons.
The Royal Society of Medicine is now one of the country's major providers of postgraduate medical education. Independent and apolitical, the Society promotes an exchange of information and ideas on the science, practice and organisation of medicine.
Read more at www.rsm.ac.uk