2018 Conference - Abstracts and programme

Abstract submission is now open!

Click here to submit your abstract. Please note, too, that we are offering Lightening Talks – short, pithy to-the-point presentations that will inspire some insightful comment and deep thinking.

Key symposium

Join us on Friday 26th October for our symposium on living well with dementia. These sessions will be brief, practical, and evidence-based, with take home messages and actions for living well and Q&A panels throughout the day. Click here to find out more.

This year’s conference programme has four main themes:

Peer services

People living with dementia supporting themselves and each other. Includes services delivered by and for people living with dementia

Citizenship and rights for people with dementia

Includes dementia friendly programmes, services and standards, the review of the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities, and supported decision making


The evidence for the right things to do. Includes therapeutic interventions, the role of service navigation, the lived experience of dementia, biomedical developments and the delivery model

Innovations from the margins to the centre

Includes anything and everything that has the potential to transform the way we experience dementia.

A detailed programme will be available in the coming weeks.

Click here for confirmed speakers

Building on the success of the 2016 conference

Our 2018 event builds on our hugely successful 2016 conference which was also the 19th Asia Pacific Regional conference.

The conference had nearly 400 attendees and in a world first, 20 percent of registrations were from people with dementia and their care partners.

“What an amazing conference! There was not only great info and great inclusion, but so much positivity and hope!” Al Power, University of Rochester New York


“Excellent range of talks, overall participation of people living with dementia, and a very positive and empowering feel to the entire conference.” Conference attendee