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
|10.00am||Welcome to the meeting and introduction||Jonathan Rohrer, James Rowe & Stuart Pickering-Brown|
|10.10am||The FTD Prevention Initiative||Lucy Russell (UCL)|
|10.30am||Transdiagnostic approaches in FTD||Matt Lambon-Ralph (University of Cambridge)|
|10.50am||Synaptic PET imaging in FTD||Mica Clarke (UCL) and Maura Malpetti (University of Cambridge)|
|11.40am||Proteomics of TDP-43 proteinopathies||Christina Toomey (UCL)|
|12.00pm||Towards gene therapy in progranulin||Chris Shaw (King's College London)|
|2.00pm||New therapies for GRN-associated FTD||Gerhard Koenig (Arkuda)|
|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|