Imaging in Dementia: Clinical Challenges and Engineering Opportunities
Monthly Clinical Seminar
Guest Speaker: Prof Nick Fox, Director of the Dementia Research Centre and Consultant Neurologist
Date: Tuesday October 7th, 6:00pm
Professor Nick Fox’s first degree was in Physics and Physiology from Cambridge University; he subsequently graduated in Medicine from University of London and specialised in cognitive neurology. He is a Fellow of the Academy of Medical Sciences, MRC Senior Clinical Fellow, a Professor of Clinical Neurology at UCL Institute of Neurology, and the Vrije University Amsterdam and an NIHR Senior Investigator. He is an honorary consultant neurologist at The National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery, London. He maintains an active clinical involvement jointly running a weekly specialist cognitive disorders clinic. A longstanding clinical and research interest has been the familial dementias and Alzheimer’s disease in particular. His research aims include improving diagnosis and the measurement of progression in Alzheimer’s disease and related disorders. A research focus has been the use of MRI to assess early changes and track progression. He has developed novel techniques of image analysis that offer precise registration-based atrophy measurements from serial MRI. His techniques are now widely used in longitudinal studies in a wide range of neurodegenerative and neurological disorders. A particular application has been to use these precise measures of atrophy rates to assess the effects of therapies that are aimed at disease modification. His methods have been incorporated in over 20 large international trials. He has been an advisor to the FDA, NIH and EMEA and is currently Co-Chair of the Research Advisory Council of Alzheimer’s Society (UK) and a member of the Alzheimer’s Research UK Research Advisory Council.