Care Show partners with International Dementia Conference to share best practice with care providers


care show-care industry newsUBM – organisers of Care Show – the UK’s largest exhibition for suppliers of education, products and services for those responsible for the care of older people across the UK – has announced a new initiative for this year’s flagship event in November.


Dementia is one of the fastest growing challenges facing many families as well as health and social care providers. Care Show 2015 will partner with the University of Stirling’s Dementia Services Development Centre (DSDC) to hold the International Dementia Conference, to run alongside Care Show on 3 and 4 November 2015 in Birmingham.  This collaborative event will be the first of its kind in the UK.


Chris Edwards, Event Director of UBM’s Care Show comments:

“Dementia costs our health and social care systems more than cancer, heart disease and stroke put together.  This is the right time to refocus our successful Care Show exhibition to share best practice from some of the world’s dementia thought-leaders: we are honoured to be working with DSDC as the world renowned centre of excellence dedicated to improving the lives of people with dementia, as part of their dedicated ‘Dementia Festival of Ideas’ during 2015 – their 25th anniversary year.


Professor June Andrews of the DSDC says:

DSDC has an enviable reputation as a world class centre for sharing ideas and research about what makes a difference in care of people with dementia. Through the International Dementia Conference and this powerful partnership with the Care Show, we are creating an unparalleled opportunity to challenge assumptions about dementia care, as well as explore innovations.  International headline speakers will emphasise the importance of creativity, technology and focusing on what really makes a difference.” 


Pioneering speakers who will address the International Dementia Conference include Professor Timothy Kwok from the Chinese University of Hong Kong and Professor June Andrews.  The conference will flow freely into the exhibition, allowing plenty of time for delegates to take part in plenary and breakout sessions as well as meet new, inspirational providers of services for those working in care today.


The new format Care Show and International Dementia Conference now becomes the key focus of UBM’s care portfolio with UBM also announcing that Care Show Bournemouth will not take place in 2016. Chris Edwards concludes:


Care Show and the International Dementia Conference will be one of the most important forums for those involved in health and social care today. We are now focusing on this new event, as a powerful collaboration in a central location, to ensure it is an accessible opportunity for all with an interest in being part of this increasingly important debate – both nationally and internationally.”


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