CHBH Seminar Series: Dr Dennis Chan

Location
Gisbert Kapp NG16
Category
Lectures Talks and Workshops, Life and Environmental Sciences, Medical and Dental Sciences, Research, Students
Dates
Thursday 5th December 2019 (13:00-14:00)
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Contact

Dr Ali Mazaheri: a.mazaheri@bham.ac.uk
Mr Chris Anderson: c.j.anderson@bham.ac.uk
Dr Emily Loftus: e.l.loftus@bham.ac.uk

We are pleased to announce that Dr Dennis Chan from UCL, Institute of Cognitive Neuroscience, will be presenting a CHBH Seminar on Thursday 5th December at 13:00.

 In with the new: the changing environment of Alzheimer’s disease diagnosis

The detection of the initial stages of Alzheimer’s disease (AD), prior to the onset of dementia, poses a major challenge for current clinical diagnostic approaches based on pen-and-paper assessment of cognition. In this talk Dr Chan will describe VR-based diagnostic strategies based around detection of entorhinal cortex (EC) dysfunction, given the EC represents the site of initial degeneration in AD. These strategies build on the role of the EC in navigation, in turn related to the spatially-related firing of EC neurons observed in animals, and as such this approach has added value for translational research. Dr Chan will also discuss new options for testing real life navigation and the potential of tech-based approaches for population-level disease detection prior to symptom onset.

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CHBH Seminars are free to attend and are open to all, both within and outside the University. Booking is not required.

If you have any questions, please contact Dr Ali Mazaheri (a.mazaheri@bham.ac.uk), Mr Chris Anderson (c.j.anderson@bham.ac.uk) or Dr Emily Loftus (e.l.loftus@bham.ac.uk).