Alzheimer's Disease Open Day 2011
On Saturday 2 April the Institute of Psychiatry (IoP) opened its doors to 144 members of the public to showcase its cutting edge research at the sixth Alzheimer's disease Open Day.
Neurodegenerative diseases such as Alzheimer’s disease are devastating and sadly all too common. Researchers at the IoP are studying these diseases – their causes, possible cures and the effects on sufferers and carers. People travelled from all over the UK for a rare opportunity to see first hand the work we do and meet the scientists who do it.
There were guided tours where the public could meet and talk to the scientists in their research laboratories and the day ended with a question and answer session with a panel of experts chaired by Professor Simon Lovestone, Director of the NIHR Biomedical Research Centre for Mental Health.
PODCAST of the day's Question & Answer session
The Alzheimer’s disease Open Day is co-hosted by Alzheimer’s Research UK and the Medical Research Council Centre for Neurodeneration Research at King College London. A video of the day will soon be available and a number of short films outlining the different areas of research