Neurotechnology for Dementia workshop

The World Health Organization estimates that by 2050, more than 150 million people worldwide will have dementia, three times more than today. At Mission Lucidity, we are convinced that we can only stop this dementia pandemic by interdisciplinary team efforts between basic researchers, clinicians and engineers. We need to focus on developing new innovative technologies and harness their huge potential to improve dementia diagnosis, monitoring, care and therapy.

To this end, Mission Lucidity co-organized a first Neurotechnology for Dementia workshop together with the UK Dementia Research Institute and Imperial College London.

The workshop took place on 14-16 May 2019 in the Royal Society's Chicheley Hall in Buckinghamshire, UK. More than 80 international top scientists, clinicians and engineers were present, all driven by a shared ambition to stop dementia. By connecting people from different disciplines, several great ideas emerged and the seeds for fruitful future collaborations were planted.

The Mission Lucidity delegates were very happy to introduce their mission to the UK community, and are already planning to welcome them for a next meeting in Leuven.

For more information, visit the event website or read the detailed highlights.

The scientific program and quality of the talks were impressive, and the casual atmosphere and gorgeous surrounding certainly helped to form new contacts between the participants.

prof. Mathieu Vandenbulcke, chairman of Mission Lucidity's Scientific Committee
Chicheley Hall
ML delegates

This was an unusually successful workshop. I know of several new collaborations that appear likely to start as a result of the meeting.

Prof. Paul Matthews, director of the UK Dementia Research Institute at Imperial College London