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Abstract

Alzheimer’s disease is the most important disorder underlying dementia. The epidemic of dementia not only has a major impact on patients, their relatives and caretakers but also on the health care system of the UK and elsewhere. The inaugural lecture will discuss the advances in our understanding of the genetic and epidemiologic determinants of Alzheimer’s disease and the interactions between these two fields. The lecture will address the opportunities and challenges in translating our current knowledge into successful preventive interventions. These include the discovery and validation of blood-based biomarkers using big data analysis and the discovery of new modifiable determinants such as the gut microbiome.

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WEH/Ethox Seminar: Translational ethics: working with clinicians to improve ethical decision-making

Wednesday, 08 July 2020, 2.30pm to 4pm

This seminar will be held by Bluejeans videoconferencing, please email admin@ethox.ox.ac.uk for the meeting link.

Richard Doll Seminar -COVID-19: where to next?

Tuesday, 14 July 2020, 1pm to 2pm

WEH/Ethox Seminar: Consent and confidentiality in family medicine: reflections on the “ABC” case

Wednesday, 15 July 2020, 2.30pm to 4pm

This seminar will be held by Bluejeans videoconferencing, please email admin@ethox.ox.ac.uk to register. A link to the meeting will then be sent to you on the day of the seminar.