Lewy Body MasterClass 2
Halifax Hall, Sheffield University Campus
Endcliffe Vale Road
There is an urgent need to address the gap in awareness and clinical skills around the diagnosis and management of LBD by clinicians in the UK and Ireland.
This MasterClass aims to address this gap by providing intense practical education regarding the diagnosis and practical management of LBD/PDD among clinicians in the UK and Ireland, leaning on the latest evidence regarding biomarkers and interventions. The MasterClass will also form the basis of developing a network of LBD-skilled clinicians across the UK and Ireland, able to lead improvements in diagnosis, management, and care.
Who is the course for?
Clinicians working with older adults at risk of or living with dementia (geriatricians, old age psychiatrists, neurologists, palliative care physicians, clinical nurse specialists, senior trainees and allied health professionals)
From this course, delegates will gain:
An introduction to the clinical syndrome of LBD/PDD, its epidemiology and risk factors
An understanding of the clinical aspects of diagnosis of people at different stages of these dementias, with a focus on different presentations (motor, cognitive, behavioural, other)
Case-based discussions of different clinical presentations, including diagnostic challenges, with a focus on the DIAMOND LEWY toolkit
An introduction to assessment tools for cognitive, functional, and behavioural impairment for LBD/PDD
An introduction to treatment and management of LBD/PDD (pharmacological and non-pharmacological)
Discussions of care pathway planning for people living with dementia, including information and support for family carers
An understanding of community support and third sector services.
'Lewy Body MasterClass 2' has been approved by the Federation of the Royal Colleges of Physicians of the United Kingdom for 7 category 1 (external) CPD credit(s). Full conditions of approval are listed in our guidelines.
Last updated 14/11/2022
Costs and accommodation
The MasterClass will cost £450 incl. VAT*, which includes all meeting materials, meals and accommodation for 1 night at the venue. Delegates are responsible for their own travel costs.
*VAT is charged at the standard UK rate of 20%
This event has been supported by an educational grant from the Lewy Body Society. The Lewy Body Academy and its education is endorsed by the Lewy Body Society, Lewy Body Ireland and UK Parkinson’s Excellence Network
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ChairProf Iracema Leroi
Professor of geriatric psychiatry, Trinity College Dublin & Faculty, GBHI
SpeakersDr Joseph Kane
Academic clinical lecturer, Queen’s University Belfast Prof Dag Aarsland
Professor and Head of Department of Old Age Psychiatry, Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology, Neuroscience at King’s College London Dr Sean O’Dowd
Consultant neurologist, Tallaght University Hospital, Dublin Prof Bernadette McGuinness
Professor of geriatric medicine and consultant geriatrician, Queen’s University Belfast, Belfast Health & Social Trust Prof John O’Brien
Professor of old age psychiatry and NIHR national specialty lead for dementia, Department of Psychiatry, University of Cambridge Dr Paul Donaghy
MRC clinician scientist fellow and consultant old age psychiatrist, Newcastle University and Gateshead Health NHS Foundation Trust Karen Meenan
Atlantic Senior Fellow for Equity in Brain Health, Global Brain Health Institute Helen Bundy Medsger
LBD Peer Mentor, Support Group Facilitator and Support Services Volunteer, Lewy Body Dementia Association Jacqui Cannon
Chief executive, The Lewy Body Society Prof John-Paul Taylor
Professor of Translational Dementia Research and Honorary Consultant Old Age Psychiatrist, Newcastle University Rachel Thompson
Consultant admiral nurse, Lewy Body Society