News & Events All events 2018 BRACE Conference This is our fifth annual conference, and you are warmly invited. We call our conference #Together4Dementia because it aims to bring together a diverse range of people who work with, live with or simply care about dementia. If this includes you, please come along to share your experience and ideas. Over 200 people will be there, including people who are themselves living with dementia, as well as scientists, doctors, lawyers, health and social care professionals, business people, charity staff and care managers. The presentations, panel discussion, stands and open networking will enable everyone to make new contacts and share knowledge. We are again delighted to welcome BRACE ambassador and former BBC and ITN news presenter Sir Martyn Lewis as our chairman for the day. Martyn has chaired all four of our previous conferences and brings his considerable skill and experience as a presenter and interviewer. The morning session will comprise a series of short talks, followed by an interview and 'Question Time' after lunch. The speakers will include: Professor Clive Ballard of the University of Exeter, one of the world's leading dementia experts Chloe Meineck, developer of a 'Musical Memory Box' to aid dementia care Dr Shelley Allen, of the University of Bristol, involved in BRACE-funded research into connections between dementia and oral bacteria Wendy Mitchell, author of Somebody I Used to Know, on her experience of living with dementia Tony Hall and others from Bristol Dementia Action Alliance, on how Bristol has changed in their first five years of campaigning Panellists for the final session will be Dr Katie Featherstone (Cardiff University and 'Stories of Dementia'), Professor Bridget Lumb (University of Bristol and Trustee of BRACE), Libby Miles (Client Services Manager at Porthaven Care Homes), Jet O'Neill (Dementia Care Matron at Southmead Hospital) and Mark Stone (financial planner at Whitechurch Securities). The conference, which includes tea and coffee on arrival and a buffet lunch, is free to all. Booking via this page is essential. Parking in the Cabot Circus multi-storey is also free. You will need to collect a ticket from us on leaving the conference to ensure that you can leave the car park without paying. Please note that this applies only to the Cabot Circus multi-storey. We will email all registered participants in the autumn to check whether they need parking. For lunch, there will be vegetarian and vegan options available, as well as meat and fish. Please let us know when booking if you have any special dietary or access needs. Finally, we are again indebted to the James Tudor Foundation, whose generosity as a sponsor has again enabled us to put on this conference without cost to participants. We will not impose any charges and we will not raise funds on the day. If you wish to donate to our work, however, please use the link which you will find on the confirmation page that you will see immediately on completion of booking. Please remember that you need to fill in the short registration section to complete your booking. If you have completed your booking successfully, you will receive a confirmation email shortly afterwards. If this does not happen, please contact us. This event is now fully booked. However, we might receive some late cancellations, and we would ask you to contact Alice Gordon if you wish to be added to the waiting list. Thank you.