UK to host first G8 dementia summit

19 August 2013 - On 11 December 2013 the UK will host the first G8 dementia summit. Prime Minister David Cameron aims to lead coordinated global action against what is fast becoming one of the greatest pressures on families, carers and health systems around the world.

The government is inviting health ministers from G8 countries to discuss how they can coordinate efforts and shape an effective international solution to dementia. This includes looking for effective therapies and responses to slow dementia’s impact.

The summit will aim to identify and agree a new international approach to dementia research, to help break down barriers within and between companies, researchers and clinicians and secure a new level of cooperation needed to reach shared goals faster than nations acting alone.

They will draw on the expertise and experience of the OECD, World Health Organisation, industry, national research organisations, key opinion leaders, researchers and physicians.

UKGov Press Release