Discover more about dementia research at free event

Find out about ground-breaking work

Discover more about dementia research at free event
06 May 2014

People will be able to discover more about the latest research into dementia and other mental health conditions at a free event being organised by Cambridgeshire and Peterborough NHS Foundation Trust.

The seminar will be a chance for visitors to find out about the latest ground-breaking work which is being carried out by CPFT.

Coinciding with International Clinical Trials Day on Tuesday, 20 May, the event is being held at the Cancer Research UK Cambridge Institute, University of Cambridge, Li Ka Shing Centre, Robinson Way, Cambridge, CB2 0RE, between 5.15pm and 8pm.

Guest speakers will include:
• Professor Ed Bullmore, Director of Research and Development Department at Cambridgeshire and Peterborough NHS Foundation Trust (pictured right, above)
• Professor Peter Jones, Professor of Psychiatry and Head of the Department of Psychiatry at the University of Cambridge, Honorary Consultant Psychiatrist at Cambridgeshire and Peterborough NHS Foundation Trust, and Director of CLAHRC East of England
• Professor John O’Brien, Professor in Old Age Psychiatry at the University of Cambridge, Honorary Consultant Psychiatrist at Cambridgeshire and Peterborough NHS Foundation Trust
• Dr Valerie Voon, Consultant Psychiatrist at Cambridgeshire and Peterborough NHS Foundation Trust and Wellcome Trust Clinical Fellow at the University of Cambridge
• Aidan Thomas, Chief Executive of Cambridgeshire and Peterborough NHS Foundation Trust (pictured right below)

Prof Bullmore said: “Hundreds of thousands of people in the UK are affected by dementia and other mental health issues. There is a lot of pioneering research taking place at CPFT involving the Trust and its partners, and this will be a great way for people to find out all the latest developments.
“All those who attend will be able to meet researchers and other health professionals to share ideas and also find out how they can directly help with supporting NHS research.”

CPFT is one of the most research active mental health and community care trusts in the country with a large and diverse portfolio of research.

Email Iliana Rokkou, CPFT’s User and Carer Research and Development Manager, via iliana.rokkou@cpft.nhs.uk or visit: http://www.cpft.nhs.uk/professionals/mental-health-and-dementia-research-public-event.htm for more information about the event.

In August 2013, it was announced that a project hosted by CPFT and involving the Universities of Cambridge and East Anglia (UEA) has been awarded nearly £10 million.
 
The NIHR Collaboration for Leadership in Applied Health Research and Care (CLAHRC) East of England is conducting pioneering research focused on dementia and care for older people.
 
The money, awarded by the National Institute of Health Research (NIHR) will fund research into could be making a difference to people’s lives within three years.
 
The NIHR CLAHRC East of England works in partnership with a wide range of health and social care providers across the region.

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For more information contact:

Andy Burrows
Communications Manager
E andy.burrows@cpft.nhs.uk
T 01223 726767 


 

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Cambridge, CB21 5EF

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