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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

9.30amRegistration
10.00amWelcome to the meeting and introductionJonathan Rohrer & James Rowe
10.10amSynaptic biomarkers in FTDMaura Malpetti (University of Cambridge), Mica Clarke (UCL) and Aitana Sogorb Esteve (UCL)
10.40amThe FTD Prevention InitiativeLucy Russell (UCL)
10.55amTwo distinct pathomolecular signatures exist in C9orf72 ALS-FTDJenna Gregory (University of Aberdeen)
11.10amCoffee break
11.40amUnderstanding neurophysiological impairments in C9orf72-mediated FTD-ALSMatthew Livesey (University of Sheffield)
12.00pmStructures of pathological TDP-43 filaments in human neurodegenerative diseaseBenjamin Ryskeldi-Falcon (University of Cambridge)
12.20pmiPSC models of FTDKathryn Bowles (University of Edinburgh)
12.40pmLunch
1.40pmNew therapies for GRN-associated FTDSerena Hung (Arkuda)
2.00pmAAV therapy for GRN-related FTD TBD (Aviado Bio)
2.20pmCoffee break
2.50pmProviding support to people with FTD and their families in the UKPanel discussion with short talks
3.20pmAlzheimer's Society ECR prizes - introduction and award
3.30pmBasic Science Prize for Early Career UK FTD Researcher sponsored by the Alzheimer's Society
3.40pmClinical Science Prize for Early Career UK FTD Researcher sponsored by the Alzheimer's Society
3.50pmSummary
4.00pmFinish