The network convene regular workshops alongside international dementia conferences to brainstorm dementia solutions across the spectrum of research, care and advocacy. Find details of upcoming and past workshops below.

WYLD Workshops & Meetings for 2018 are in the pipeline and details will be published soon.

If you are are interested in organising a workshop alongside an international conference, please reach out to the network via the WYLD chat channel on Slack.

Alzheimer’s Association International Conference (AAIC) 2017

July 2017 | London, UK

Conference Dates: 16 – 20 July 2017.
More information on the conference here.



32nd Alzheimer’s Disease International Conference (ADI) Conference 2017

April 2017 | Kyoto, Japan

Conference Dates: 26 – 29 April 2017.

Anja Leist (LU) is representing WYLD on the ADI 2017 Scientific Programme Committee and Miharu Nakanish (JP) on the International Advisory Board for the conference. Miharu is organising a workshop for network members attending the conference. More information on the conference here.


Alzheimer’s Association International Conference (AAIC) Conference 2016

July 2016 | Toronto, Canada

Laura Booi (CA), Melissa Chan (SG) and Rebekah Churchyard (CA) organised a workshop facilitated by DY Suharya of Alzheimer’s Indonesia to explore WYLD’s strategic mission and brand. The meeting saw member representatives from Australia, Canada, Germany, Singapore, The Netherlands, UK and USA.

The members discussed WYLD’s strategy in moving forward by reviewing the network’s goals and vision through an identity development process.




Alzheimer’s Disease International (ADI) Conference 2016

July 2016 | Budapest, Hungary

Laura Booi (CA) worked with ADI to develop a workshop for 13 members of WYLD on the last day of the conference.

The group focused on three topics: the concept and need for a global Dementia Friendly symbol, ways to boost recruitment in dementia clinical trials and next steps for developing the WYLD network.



Alzheimer’s Association International Conference (AAIC) Conference 2015

July 2015 | Washington DC, US

William Hu (US) organised a ‘Speed Science Event’ to connect emerging leaders in dementia with established dementia professionals.




Deltaplan Dementia – Young Leaders in Dementia Challenge You

October 2015 | Amersfoort, The Netherlands

Marjolein Van Der Marck (NL) and Janne Papma (NL) organised a workshop for dementia professionals attending the conference to discuss problems in awareness and care for people with dementia and to propose solutions. They posed a few critical questions: what is a dementia friendly society?; how can we improve caretaker support?; how can people with dementia be empowered to live longer at home?

Recommendations were taken to the Netherlands Organisation for Health Research and Development (ZonMw). They emphasized the need for better quality of life scales or measurements, as well as the need for empowerment of caretakers through improvement of societal knowledge concerning dementia.