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Institute for Life Sciences

Neurosciences Academic Seminars 1) Dementia, 2) Systemic inflammation and Alzheimer’s disease Event

Neuroscience seminars
Time:
13:30 - 14:30
Date:
29 April 2016
Venue:
LF8, Level F, South Block Academic Block, Southampton General Hospital

For more information regarding this event, please email Dr Ian Galea c/o IfLS at IfLSAdmin@soton.ac.uk .

Event details

A Joint Wessex Neurosciences Centre and Clinical & Experimental Sciences Neurosciences Academic Meeting with two presentations

Speaker information

Dr George Pengas (13.30 presentation on Dementia),Dr Pengas (Alzheimer's Research Trust (UK) research fellowship) joined the University Hospital Southampton NHS Trust in 2009 as a specialist registrar in neurology and has been a consultant since November 2013. He trained in cognitive neurology at the Cambridge memory clinic. Dr Pengas has special interests in cognitive neurology, normal pressure hydrocephalus, general neurology and acute neurology.

Professor Clive Holmes (13.50 presentation on Systemic inflammation and Alzheimer's disease),Professor Clive Holmes is Professor of Biological Psychiatry within Medicine at the University of Southampton with a focus on research on the biological factors that alter the clinical course of Alzheimer’s Disease and other related chronic neurodegenerative conditions but with a focus on the role of inflammation. This includes a better understanding of the factors that determine the rate of cognitive decline and the development of neuropsychiatric features. Professor Holmes also leads a clinical trials unit that examines the effects of pharmacological interventions of patients with Alzheimer’s Disease and related conditions. He has had a key role in developing a better understanding of immunomodulatory drugs in Alzheimer’s Disease including the role of drugs such as Etanercept that target systemic innate immunity.

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