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.
We will apply for CPD accreditation for 'Lewy Body MasterClass 2'
Last updated 17/03/2022
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.
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 and Lewy Body Ireland.
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ChairProf Iracema Leroi
Associate 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
NIHR Intermediate Clinical Fellow and Consultant Old Age Psychiatrist, Newcastle University 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