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First WHO Ministerial Conference on Global Action Against Dementia

Place: Geneva, Switzerland
Date: 16–17 March 2015

On 16 and 17 March 2015, WHO will be hosting its first Ministerial Conference on Global Action Against Dementia. Ministers from around the world, as well as experts from the research, clinical and NGO communities, are coming together in Geneva for the first time to discuss the global problems posed by dementia.

The aim of the conference is to raise awareness of the socio-economic burden created by dementia, and to highlight that this burden can be reduced if the world collectively commits to placing dementia high on the global public health agenda.

The first day of the conference will cover issues from research and drug regulation to care and human rights. On the second day, ministers will discuss how to collectively move the global dementia agenda forward.

The conference is supported by the Department of Health of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, and the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD).

The full meeting will be webcast in Arabic, Chinese, English, French, Russian and Spanish. Registration prior to the event is not required.

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