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European young experts to discuss dementia in London tomorrow

By Bai Tianxing (People's Daily Online)    14:16, February 27, 2015

LONDON, Feb. 26 (People's Daily Online)—— More than 50 young experts from 19 European countries in fields such as neurology, psychiatry, cellular biology and sociology will gather for a series of discussions and workshops on 27th February, trying to help people with dementia live independently for longer.

This is the fourth in a series of workshops for young leaders organised by the Science and Innovation Network to support global efforts to achieve the 2013 G8 Summit Declaration commitments. Previous Young Leaders workshops have taken place in the USA, Canada and Japan.

The recommendations and outcomes of these workshops will be presented at the World Health Organisation’s First Ministerial conference on Dementia in March.

Robin Grimes, FCO Chief Scientific Adviser said: “International science and innovation collaboration is critical to deliver the commitment made at G8 to identify a cure or a disease-modifying therapy for dementia by 2025. This and other young leaders events will make a major contribution by bringing together the best young minds across a range of scientific backgrounds to encourage new ideas and foster new opportunities for innovation.”

Philippe Amouyel of the EU Joint Programme on Neurodegnerative Diseases said: “The scale of the dementia challenge demands a global response, beyond G7 countries. This latest young leader workshop is importing new perspectives and innovative ideas from all over Europe and beyond to tackle the dementia challenge. By harnessing the collective brains of these ambassadors of research we ensure the future of dementia research remains bright, efficient and globalized.” 

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