College of Medicine & Veterinary Medicine Inaugural Lecture (open to the public)

College of Medicine & Veterinary Medicine Inaugural Lecture (open to the public)


Photograph of Professor Craig Ritchie
Could a dementia-free world become a reality?
February 20, 2017
Lecture Theatre A, Chancellors Building, Little France, Edinburgh EH16 4SB

Inaugural lecture delivered by Professor Craig Ritchie, Chair of Ageing Psychiatry, University of Edinburgh

There has been virtually no progress in developing new interventions to manage the symptoms of dementia over the last 20 years. This has forced a fundamental rethink of our scientific, clinical and epidemiological approach to the condition culminating in massive, coordinated global initiatives targeting the prevention of dementia and maintenance of brain health.

The Centre for Dementia Prevention in Edinburgh is providing global leadership across many aspects of this re-focussing through leadership of projects like EPAD (European Prevention of Alzheimer’s Dementia) and PREVENT.

During his inaugural lecture, Professor Craig Ritchie will provide a brief historical perspective of ‘dementia’ that will form the foundation for a very optimistic vision of the near future (relatively speaking) of how we can rid the (entire) world of dementia.

You and other guests will be welcomed to a reception following the lecture. This will take place in the Sophia Jex Blake Common Room on the ground floor of Chancellor's Building.

Seats will be available on a first come, first served basis. There is no need to print and bring your eventbrite ticket.