Hosted by the Centre for Arts as Wellbeing at the University of Winchester (as part of Research and Engagement Week 2016), in partnership with the University of Southampton.
Join the conversation between neuroscientists researching the effects of dementia on the brain with artists working to improve the quality of life for those with dementia.
Performers and researchers from the Centre for the Arts as Wellbeing at the University of Winchester have been exploring the effects of interventions for those with dementia, in hospitals and the community through a variety of art forms including music and poetry. Interventions that increase the activity of the brain, and therefore increase the blood flow to the diseased areas, are effective for patients and provide a supportive activity for carers.
Join us as neuroscientists, performers and researchers showcase the integration of biomedical and artistic data and processes. We hope together we can trigger new avenues of research for artistic and scientific interventions in dementia.
Programme (subject to change):
- Foyer Poster Displays: Visual Art/Science/Health Artwork plus posters of
related arts and dementia research
- Buffet lunch provided
- Performative lecture: Rev Professor June Boyce-Tillman MBE
- Research Lectures: Arts and Dementia Project by Professor Norma Daykin at the University of Winchester, and Biomedical Research by Dr Roxana Carare at the University of Southampton
- Q&A, Patients’ stories: interviews
- Tea and Coffee break
- Performance: Neil Valentine, BSO Musician on Arts and Dementia at Winchester Hospital
Call for posters
We invite you to submit a poster to display at the Arts and Dementia seminar on 29 April. This event provides an opportunity to showcase your existing research activities whilst also developing links with colleagues to further develop research potential. Our aim is to present a selection of both science and arts based projects, therefore, only one poster can be submitted by any individual.
Those interested should submit a 200-250 word abstract to include, where possible, a draft or sketch of the poster layout and content in their submission. The abstract should be in PDF format, and the deadline for submissions is Wednesday 9 March, after which, no further applications will be considered.
Following review of all submissions, applicants will be informed of the outcome by Friday 18 March. If accepted for presentation, the posters should be formatted to A0 size (841 mm wide x 1189mm high). All posters will be displayed throughout the seminar in The Chapel and can be collected at the end of the seminar.
Please submit the abstract version of your poster to Christine.Tapson@winchester.ac.uk
- Early bird (before 31 March): £35
- Standard Cost: £45
Buffet lunch and refreshments included.