Schedule at a Glance

31 August - pre-congress Workshops

31 August - welcome reception

1 Sept - General Sessions

2 Sept - General Sessions

3 Sept - General Sessions

A broad and vibrant programme is being developed, with regular updates posted here. We will include pre-congress workshops, expert Plenary keynote lectures and Symposia. There will be free oral and poster sessions highlighting the latest scientific advances and additional sessions for early career researchers and others on career development and “meet the expert” sessions.

Topics will include:

  • Management of challenging behavior
  • Interventions for caregivers
  • Young onset dementia
  • Lewy body dementia
  • Late life depression
  • Prevention of dementia
  • Inappropriate psychotropic use
  • Psychosocial interventions
  • Assessment of pain in dementia
  • How to grow old successfully
  • Mild neurocognitive disorder


Dr. William Reichman.

Creating or Awaiting Disruption: Innovation as the future of Seniors’ Health & Residential Care

Dra. Daisy Acosta

Cognitive testing in Latin America and the Caribbean: does culture matter?

Dr. Jeffrey Cummings.

Neuropsychiatric changes in early Alzheimer’s Disease

Dr. Dilip Jeste.

Schizophrenia and Aging: Bad News and Good News

Dr. Martin Prince.

Meeting the urgent need for Integrated Mental Healthcare for Older Adults in Low and Middle Income Countries



Biomarkers for Alzheimer's disease. (Velayudhan, Latha)
Collaborating with Primary Care. (de Mendonça Lima, Carlos Augusto)
Crosstalk between Pain and Cognitive function in Health and Disease. (Giménez-Llort, Lydia)
Delirium in Old Age: From Prevention to Intervention. (Sousa Fernandes, Lia)
ECT in Geriatric Psychiatry: A Global Perspective. (P Forester, Brent)
Emerging Trends in Preventing Dementia at a Global Level. (Rabheru, Kiran)
Euthanasia in Psychogeriatrics. (Martin Carrasco, Manuel)
Geriatric Psychiatry in Portugal - Current issues at a glance. (Vieira Reis, Joao)
Implementation Science: Priorities for Healthcare in Dementia. (Maidment, Ian)
Keeping Brain and Mind Healthy in Later Life. (V. Jeste, Dilip)
Loneliness in older adults and the role of social prescribing. (Robert Swanwick, Gregory)
New Imaging Research in Late-Life Mood and Cognitive Disorders. (Steffens, David)
Novel Approaches to Caregiver Interventions. (H Zarit, Steven)
Olfaction and other sensory impairments in psychogeriatry. (Invitto, Sara)
People with Young Onset Dementia: a particular group! (Theodorus Koopmans, Raymond)
Psychosocial Education in Dementia in Europe. (A Franco-Martin, Manuel)
Research on Psychosocial Interventions for Suicide Prevention for Middle-aged and Older Adults. (Kiosses, Dimitris)
Should the biomedical model still be the dominant one in dementia research. (R Verhey, Frans)
The challenge of an accurate diagnosis of Dementia with Lewy Bodies. (Hearn Walker, Zuzana)
Thinking, Feeling, and Moving: Neurobiological and Behavioral Phenotypes of Cognitive, Motor, and Af. (L. Weisenbach, Sara)



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XXV Congreso de la Sociedad Española de Psicogeriatría (SEPG)

Santiago de Compostela, 31 agosto – 3 septiembre de 2019

Simposios SEPG

  1. Trastornos Duales en Población Geriátrica. Colaboración de la SEPG con la Sociedad Española de Patología Dual (SEPD)
  2. Red Galega de Investigación en Demencias (REGIDEM). Moderador: Carlos Spuch (Vigo)
  3. Mapa de Recursos en Psicogeriatría. Moderador: Manolo Franco (Valladolid)
  4. Contención mecánica en los adultos mayores. Moderador: Manel Sánchez (Barcelona)
  5. Apatía y aspectos relacionados. Moderador: Luis Agüera (Madrid)
  6. TEC y Depresión en Ancianos. Moderadora: Águeda Rojo (Vigo)
  7. Trastorno Bipolar en personas mayores. Grupo de Trabajo de Psicogeriatría de la Societat Catalana de Psiquiatría . Moderador: Jorge Cuevas (Barcelona)