Dementia with Lewy bodies - diagnosis in clinical practice and recent updates on diagnostic reclassification and staging

Dag Aarsland

Centre for Healthy Brain Ageing, King's College London

Host: Katrin Beyer

Date and time: | 13.00

Venue: Sala Polivalent, IGTP Mar and online

This seminar is intended for neurologists and anybody interested in the medicine of ageing. Dr Aarsland is a renowned international speaker and everyone is invited to take this opportunity to hear him speak.

Registration form (It closes at 10 am on Wednesday, 17 July)

Professor Dag Aarsland joined the Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology and Neuroscience at King's College London in January 2016, from the Karolinska Institutet where he was Professor of Clinical Dementia Research since 2011. Professor Aarsland is renowned throughout the world in the field of Lewy Body Dementia and Parkinson's disease but has made contributions across the spectrum of old age psychiatry.

Dag Aarsland gained his degree in medicine in 1988 from the University of Oslo. At the same time as he was working as a clinician at Stavanger University Hospital he started conducting research and gained his PhD in 1996 with a thesis on language disorders among patients with Alzheimer's disease. In 1998 he became a specialist in psychiatry. From 2000 to 2002 he was a senior lecturer in geriatric psychiatry at the University of Bergen. He then became an adjunct professor, then Professor of Geriatric Medicine at Bergen from 2006-2009. Between 2007 and 2009 he was a visiting professor at King's College in London, where he has held an honorary professorship since 2009. In 2009 Dag Aarsland became a professor of geriatric psychiatry at the University of Oslo. He is also a director of research at the University of Stavanger's Centre for Age-Related Medicine. Dag Aarsland was, for several years, director of the Norwegian Neuropsychiatric Association. He has been the recipient of numerous prizes, most recently in 2011 when he was awarded the Western Norway Regional Health Authority's Research Prize.