Visiting Lecture Series

The CHeBA Visiting Lecture Series was launched in 2020, hosting some of the world's leading brain and ageing researchers in a series of interactive webinars open to the public.

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Upcoming Presentations

Professor Rajesh Kalaria

Post-Stroke Dementia
Professor Rajesh Kalaria | Newcastle University | 16 November 2021

Dementia develops in 30% of elderly people who survive after stroke. Various brain structure changes associated with neurodegenerative dementias such as total cerebral volume, medial temporal lobe atrophy and cortical thinning, also relate to cognitive dysfunction in cerebrovascular disease. I will provide selected updates on the clinicopathological aspects of the primarily MRC funded Cognitive Function after Stroke (CogFAST) study, which began some 20 years ago. In this largest study of its kind, we demonstrate the association of coronary artery stenosis with stroke injury and suggest that coronary artery disease also enhances SVD type of pathology contributing to development of dementia in post-stroke survivors.  
Our work is supported by the Medical Research Council (UK), the Dunhill Medical Trust (UK), the Royal Society, Alzheimer’s Research UK (ARUK) and Alzheimer’s Society (AS), UK.

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VLS Prof Anthony David

Functional Stroke: A New Challenge for Stroke Services and Neuropsychiatry

Professor Anthony David | University College London |  27 April 2022

Professor Anthony David is Professor of Mental Health and Director of the Institute of Mental Health since 2018, as well as Honorary Consultant Neuropsychiatrist at the National Hospital for Neurology, UCLH Foundation NHS Trust. He recently published “Into the Abyss: a neuropsychiatrist’s notes on troubled minds” (2020 Oneworld Publications). He qualified in medicine from Glasgow University and worked in medicine and neurology before training in psychiatry at the Maudsley Hospital, London. Prior to joining UCL, he was Vice Dean for Academic Psychiatry at KCL IoPPN (2013-18). He is a Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians, the Royal College of Psychiatrists and a member of the Academy of Medical Sciences, the Experimental Psychology Society and a founder member of both the British Neuropsychological Society and British Neuropsychiatry Association. He has authored over 600 publications in peer reviewed medical and scientific journals.

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