Bringing together clinicians and researchers in the UK working on frontotemporal dementia and associated disorders.
FTDUK is co-ordinated by Professor Jonathan Rohrer (University College London) and Professor James Rowe (University of Cambridge).
We run an Early Career Researcher prize for FTD researchers – this is open to any researcher who is a research assistant, PhD student or postdoctoral researcher within 5 years of completion of their PhD.
We have been running FTD UK since 2011 and after an absence during the Covid pandemic we will be returning in 2023 to run our 10th meeting. The meeting remains free to attend.
2023 – 10th Annual Meeting – UCL – 12th May
|10.00am||Welcome to the meeting and introduction||Jonathan Rohrer & James Rowe|
|10.10am||Synaptic biomarkers in FTD||Maura Malpetti (University of Cambridge), Mica Clarke (UCL) and Aitana Sogorb Esteve (UCL)|
|10.40am||The FTD Prevention Initiative||Lucy Russell (UCL)|
|10.55am||Two distinct pathomolecular signatures exist in C9orf72 ALS-FTD||Jenna Gregory (University of Aberdeen)|
|11.40am||Understanding neurophysiological impairments in C9orf72-mediated FTD-ALS||Matthew Livesey (University of Sheffield)|
|12.00pm||Structures of pathological TDP-43 filaments in human neurodegenerative disease||Benjamin Ryskeldi-Falcon (University of Cambridge)|
|12.20pm||iPSC models of FTD||Kathryn Bowles (University of Edinburgh)|
|1.40pm||New therapies for GRN-associated FTD||Serena Hung (Arkuda)|
|2.00pm||AAV therapy for GRN-related FTD||David Cooper (Aviado Bio)|
|2.50pm||Providing support to people with FTD and their families in the UK||Panel discussion with short talks|
|3.20pm||Alzheimer's Society ECR prizes - introduction and award|
|3.30pm||Basic Science Prize for Early Career UK FTD Researcher sponsored by the Alzheimer's Society|
|3.40pm||Clinical Science Prize for Early Career UK FTD Researcher sponsored by the Alzheimer's Society|