CURE-ND workshop for Early Career Researchers

The first ECR Workshop bringing together researchers from the CURE-ND alliance, taking place in the heart of London's Camden Town.

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CURE-ND workshop for Early Career Researchers

The CURE-ND (Catalysing a United Response in Europe to Neurodegenerative Diseases) workshop for early career researchers (ECRs) is the first event of its kind being organised by the joint ECR committee of the alliance institute members: German Centre for Neurodegenerative Diseases (Germany), Paris Brain Institute (France), Mission Lucidity (ML, a partnership between imec, KU Leuven, UZ Leuven and VIB in Belgium), and the UK Dementia Research Institute (United Kingdom).

The event takes place over 3 days, 25-27 May 2022, in the heart of London's Camden Town.

This meeting is free to attend.

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This workshop is open to PhD students and postdoctoral researchers, including clinical fellows, from the CURE-ND network.

Each member institution will send up to 20 delegates, for a total of 80 conference attendees.

Attendance will be first come first serve, please apply early to avoid dissapointment.

Registration deadline (extended):
Registration is now closed.

Delegates will be notified on/before Wednesday 4 May 2022.

Travel & Accommodation

The meeting is completely free to attend.

Accommodation (2 nights hotel stay) will be covered for those travelling from outside of London.

Travel to/from the meeting is the responsibility of the delegate.

Talks & Posters

All in-person meeting attendees will be expected to either give a talk or present a poster at the meeting.

ECR speakers will be chosen from applicants by the joint CURE-ND ECR committee to ensure diversity of research topics, gender, and equal contribution of all institutions.

Talks are 10 minutes + 5 minute discussion.
Poster format is A0, portrait.

Meeting Agenda
  • Wednesday 25 May 2022

    Afternoon arrival to London & hotel check in.

    16:00 - Registration and poster set up

    17:00 - Welcome by CURE-ND committee

    17:30 - Group activity session I

    18:30 - Dinner

  • Thursday 26 May 2022

    08:30 - Poster set-up (if required)

    09:00 - ECR-talks session 1 (5 talks, 10 min + 5 min discussion)

    10:30 - Coffee break

    11:00 - Group activity session II

    12:30 - Lunch/Poster session I

    14:30 - Workshop 1 (Career development, mental health)

    ICM Tech (Institut de Cerveau´s Office of Research and Technology Development) Startup Incubator

    16:00 - Coffee break

    16:30 - ECR-talks session 2 (5 talks, 10 min + 5 min discussion)

    18:00 - Poster session II (including social drinks and snacks)

  • Friday 27 May 2022

    09:00 - Keynote lecture (Prof John Hardy, UK DRI University College London)

    10:00 - Break

    10:30 - Group activity – presentation and feedback (10 mins per group)

    12:30 - Lunch/Poster session III

    14:30 - ECR-talks session 3 (5 talks, 10 min + 5 min discussion)

    16:00 - Closing remarks

  • Covid-Safe measures for in-person meetings

    All restrictions in England have been lifted, however for the safety, comfort, and reassurance of all our delegates, we have set out the following Covid-Safe measures.

    • We strongly advise all delegates to take, at minimum, a lateral flow test (LFT) prior toarrival (tests must be taken the morning that you intend to arrive). Please do not attend the meeting if you test positive or feel unwell. If you develop symptoms when on-site, please return home immediately. Please contact the meeting organisers if you need support with this.
    • We strongly encourage delegates to wear face coverings in indoor communal spaces (unless exempt). Face masks will be provided on site.
    • We will provide ‘Please give me space’ stickers. Please be respectful of people’s personal space, especially if they are wearing a ‘Please give me space’ sticker.

    The meeting venue will:

    • Have hand sanitisers around the venue, and all touch points are regularly cleaned by the housekeeping team.
    • Be well ventilated, either by air renewal monitoring and/or opening doors/windows permanently.
    • Be cleaned and disinfected prior to the event.

    If you have any concerns prior to or when attending the event, please get in contact with the meeting organisers.

Virtual Viewing

Talks will be broadcast virtually via zoom.

We cannot, however, accept any talks virtually in this instance. Other sessions such as the poster session and group activity will also be unavailable virtually.

If you want to attend virtually, please indicate this on the registration form. A link will be sent out closer to the date.

Meet the organisers

Ana Marta Capaz (ICM)

Filipa Raposo Pereira
Angela Rollar (DZNE)

Komal Patil
Benedikt Holbling (UK DRI)

Lucas Baltussen
(Mission Lucidity)

If you have any questions or queries about the event, we encourage you to get in touch with your Institute representative(s).

Alternatively, please get in touch with us directly at