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Dr Clare Mackay presenting an overview of the work of OxDare
Dr Clare Mackay presenting an overview of the work of OxDare

The Oxford Dementia and Ageing Research working group (OxDARE; was established by the Oxford Biomedical Research Centre to co-ordinate Oxford’s response to the Prime Minister’s Challenge on Dementia.

Working with Alzheimer’s Research UK, OxDARE held the first Oxford Dementia Day on Monday 8th July.  The day featured 13 talks covering the breadth of Oxford's dementia and ageing research from molecular genetics through to clinical interventions.  The event attracted over 140 scientists and clinicians from Oxford and the Thames valley area.   

Feedback from the event was very positive and Clare Mackay OxDARE coordinator said ‘The day was a great opportunity to highlight the growing strength of dementia research in Oxford and build bridges between the many scientific disciplines covered’. OxDARE plans to hold more focused research events in the future.  Special thanks go to Claire Burley, Miranda Swagemakers and Joyce Jones who did a wonderful job of organising the event.