Home

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), and previously by Professor Stuart Pickering-Brown (University of Manchester).

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 the meeting for over 10 years but have not run meetings during the Covid pandemic in 2020 or 2021. We will aim to run our 10th annual meeting in 2022 at UCL.

2022 – 10th Annual Meeting – UCL – 6th May

9.30amRegistration
10.00amWelcome to the meeting and introductionJonathan Rohrer, James Rowe & Stuart Pickering-Brown
10.10amThe FTD Prevention InitiativeLucy Russell (UCL)
10.30amTransdiagnostic approaches in FTDMatt Lambon-Ralph (University of Cambridge)
10.50amSynaptic PET imaging in FTDMica Clarke (UCL) and Maura Malpetti (University of Cambridge)
11.10amCoffee break
11.40amProteomics of TDP-43 proteinopathiesChristina Toomey (UCL)
12.00pmTowards gene therapy in progranulinChris Shaw (King's College London)
12.20pmTBCTBC
12.40pmLunch
1.40pmTBCTBC
2.00pmNew therapies for GRN-associated FTDGerhard Koenig (Arkuda)
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