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Summary of Event – Thursday 26th November
The SECHA conference hosted by the Care Home Research Network at King’s College London took place at the SAVS centre on Thursday 26th November, with good attendance from SECHA members and representatives from Southend Borough Council. After breakfast, the following talks were given:
Dr Ingelin Testad, Manager of CHRN – “Presentation of CHRN network and latest news in dementia research”
Dr Byron Creese, Genetics Researcher – “Genetics and dementia, and the Longitudinal Study”
Dilek Ocal, Lead Acadia Researcher – “Psychosis in dementia and the Pimavanserin trial”
Some photos from the event:
We were delighted to welcome the following homes into our network at the end of the conference, all of whom were presented with a certificate of membership:
New members of the Care Home Research Network:
The CHRN team will be visiting these homes to discuss starting the research studies (Longitudinal Study and Pimavanserin Trial) over the next few weeks.
We are looking forward to working with SECHA members and building lasting, beneficial relationships over the coming years. Our thanks must be extended to Barry Waters (Chair) and Phil Roseman (Administrator) for helping to set the event up and for their support of our research so far. Talks will soon be underway to arrange a second Southend Forum, after the success of the first!