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We are pleased to invite to you to this unique Symposium on
“Building Dementia Research Capacity in India”.

The aim of this event is to explore opportunities, and to inspire those interested in Dementia care to take up research, and for the creation of an environment to foster high quality 
research work in India.

Who should attend?
Anyone interested in Dementia Research

 To understand the needs and explore areas in Dementia research
 To provide a platform for researchers to collaborate
 to foster high quality Dementia research in India

Key Topics

Dementia Research in India: Past Work

The need to intensify dementia research in India

Current research trends: from epidemiology to care

Future opportunities for dementia research in India

Priorities in Dementia Research: perspective of Funding Organisations

Uniqueness in Dementia Research

Innovative Interventions and other Disciplines

Career in Dementia Research 


Dr Ratnavalli Ellajosyula

Neurologist, Neurocare
Clinic, Mysuru

Prof Suvarna Alladi

Dept of Neurology, NIMHANS, Bangalore

Prof SP Goswami

Dept of Speech Pathology,
All India Institute of Speech and Hearing, Mysore

Dr. Anitha MS

Geriatric Psychiatrist, Nightingales Medical Trust, Bangalore

Prof PT Sivakumar

Geriatric Psychiatry Unit,
NIMHANS, Bangalore

Prof Sandeep Grover

Dept of Psychiatry, PGI,
Chandigarh (& Hon’ Editor of JGMH)

Dr Ravinder Singh

Scientist, Indian Council for
Medical Research, New Delhi

Dr Ranjana Sarma

Sr Grant Adviser. Wellcome
Trust/ DBT India Alliance. Hyderabad

Dr G Prasad Rao

Psychiatrist & Director, ASHA
Hospital, Hyderabad

Prof Mathew Varghese

Geriatric Psychiatry
Unit, NIMHANS, Bangalore

Mr Chetan Mukundan

Director, Axxonet,

Prof Pravat Mandal

Na􀆟onal Brain Research Centre, Gurugram

Prof Iracema Leroi

Geriatric Psychiatrist, Global
Brain Health Ins􀆟tute, Trinity College, Dublin

Dr Sridhar Vaitheswaran

Geriatric Psychiatrist,
SCARF, Chennai

Prof Shaji KS

Dept of Psychiatry, Government
Medical College, Thrissur

Dr Mina Chandra

Dept of Psychiatry, PGIMER &
Dr. RML Hospital, New Delhi

Dr Vijaykumar Harbishettar

Geriatric Psychiatrist and Team Lead for Research, Nightingales Medical Trust

Poster Presentations

Abstracts are invited from young researchers to present their work at DemReCon 2019

  • Poster dimensions: 36 inches width and 48 inches height
  • The Board for mounting the poster would be made of cork material, mounted on stand.
  • Posters should be set up at the venue by 14th September 2019 by 10am
  • The material for printing your posters may be flex or paper 
  • We will allot serial numbers to each poster that will be emailed to you after 11/09/2019 which must be displayed during presentation. Kindly mention your serial number at the upper right hand side of the corner of your poster. 
  • No audiovisual equipment is permitted for the poster session
  • Presenters should bring their own stationery. No stationery like sticky tape, glue, scissors etc will be provided at the venue.
  • Photographs, diagrams, graphs or any other artwork should also be easily visible from a distance. Illustrations should be in bold graphic display where text is minimized and symbols are maximised. Avoid colours that will distract the viewer from focal parts of your presentation. Avoid using more than 2-3 different fonts in one poster. It is strongly recommended that you use basic fonts that are easy to read. Avoid using all capital letters and use bullet lists where possible instead of paragraphs
  • The primary researcher's name should be displayed on the poster and he/she is expected to remain beside her/his poster for the entire duration of the poster session
  • Registration for the Symposium is compulsory for those presenting posters.
  • An abstract of the poster presentation should be sent to on or before 31.08.2019


Symposium Venue
(14th Sep - Saturday)

Pinewood Hall,
Royal Orchid Central
47, Manipal Centre,
1, Dickenson Rd,
Karnataka 560042

Workshop Venue
(15th Sep - Sunday)

Nightingales Centre for Ageing & Alzheimer's
8P6, 3rd A Cross, Kasturinagar,
Banaswadi, Bengaluru,
Karnataka 560 043

Nightingales Medical Trust (NMT) is a not-for-profit organization providing various innovative need-based support systems for the well-being of Senior Citizens and persons with dementia. Our major projects include 98 bed Dementia Care facility, 49 bed Telemedicine enabled Dementia Care facility, 25 bed Residential Dementia Care exclusively for women, 4 Dementia Day Care and 2 Elders Enrichment Centres, 2 Dementia Risk Reduction Programs, Home for Destitute elderly women, Elders Helpline and Jobs 60+.

Alzheimer’s and Related Disorders Society of India  (ARDSI) is a registered national, non-profit voluntary organization engaged in the care, support, training and research of dementia since it's inception in 1992. ARDSI has been in the forefront to disseminate knowledge about dementia to the public through various forums and is actively involved in developing services for family members, doctors, nurses and social workers and promote 

The Bangalore Chapter of the ARDSI is a registered nonprofit  voluntary organization engaged in care, support and training of Dementia. With committed and eminent persons on the Board as patrons and members, the Chapter strives to generate necessary awareness and create appropriate support systems for patients and care-givers through networking with other NGOs and governmental agencies. The Chapter is promoted by the Nightingales Medical Trust.

Symposium Secretariat


8P6, Kasturinagar, 3rd A Cross Rd, East of NGEF Layout, Banasawadi, Bengaluru, Karnataka 560043


+91 80 42426565
+91 9243737221


Countdown to DemReCon 2019


Nightingales Medical Trust
8P6, 3rd A Cross, Kasturinagar, Banaswadi, Bangalore 560043


Phone: +91 80 42426565