2017 - DEMENTIA MASTERCLASS, November 27th -29th


The Dementia Masterclass is organised by the Centre for Economic and Social Research on Dementia at NUI Galway, supported by the Global Brain Health Institute at Trinity College Dublin and the University of California at San Francisco. We are bringing together a small cadre of international scholars and experts in dementia to talk about personhood, citizenship, psychosocial interventions, prevalence, outcomes and economics.


The objectives of the Masterclass are: to build research capacity in dementia among early and mid-career researchers; to deepen understanding of key dementia concepts; and to equip researchers with skills and expertise in conducting cutting-edge and high quality research in dementia. The Masterclass will also provide early-career researchers an opportunity to discuss practical and methodological issues in social and economic research in dementia with leading world experts in dementia.

Learning outcomes

Participants in the Dementia Masterclass will:

  • Learn more about personhood and citizenship in dementia
  • Develop skills in the application of outcome measures in dementia research
  • Understand more about psychosocial interventions in dementia
  • Learn more about prevalence and incidence issues in dementia
  • Enhance their understanding of the economics of dementia
  • Develop an awareness of ethical, practical and measurement issues in the design and conduct of research on dementia.

Who should attend?

The Masterclass is primary for early and mid-stage researchers, including PhD candidates, postdocs and others who are directly engaged in dementia research. Senior leaders in dementia services who have a background/interest in dementia research, service development and policy are also welcome to attend.

Application process

Places are limited to 50 participants. Therefore, it is important to signal your interest as early as possible by contacting: cesrd@nuigalway.ie. The cost of the three-day programme is 450.

For further information please contact:
Christine De Largy
Research Support Manager
Irish Centre for Social Gerontology
NUI Galway
Telephone: 00 353 91 49 5461

Email: christine.delargy@nuigalway.ie