The World Health Organisation (WHO) will stage the First Global Ministerial Conference on Global Action Against Dementia on March 16th – 17th 2015, in Geneva. This event will engage a larger number of countries in the international focus on dementia than did the G8 Dementia Summit of December 2013. This 2-day conference will cover:
- Evidence on the global burden of dementia.
- The measurement and monitoring of progress in dementia care.
- Research into cures or disease modifying drugs / therapies for dementia.
- Strategies for increasing global investment in dementia research.
- A review of global progress, particularly since the 2013 G8 Dementia Summit.
- Discussions about the promotion of global co-operation and encouraging the translation of previous commitments into actions.
“The conference is supported by the Department of Health of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, and the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD)”.
Global conference on dementia to be held by World Health Organization. London: Department of Health / Dementia Challenge, March 5th 2015.
This relates to:
First WHO Ministerial Conference on Global Action Against Dementia. Geneva [Switzerland / Online]: World Health Organization, March 2015.
View the Global Action Against Dementia Conference Online
Proceedings of the First World Health Organization Ministerial Conference on Global Action Against Dementia can be followed online:
Watch Global Action Against Dementia Conference live. London: Department of Health / Dementia Challenge / World Dementia Council, March 16th 2015.
Possibly also of interest, with regard to patient experience, patient voice and the need for better rehabilitation in dementia as a component of living well with dementia:
Hepburn, A. (2015). Meet Kate Swaffer. London: Department of Health [Digital Health blog], March 23rd 2015.