Professor Rajesh Kalaria

  • Director of the Neurovascular Research Group and Professor of Cerebrovascular Pathology/ Neuropathology and Neurology
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Professor Kalaria is the lead organiser of the Symposium.  He has acted in a similar capacity for Symposia held in 2001, 2007, 2012 and 2016.  Prof Kalaria has been liaising between the International Brain Research Organisation (IBRO) and World Federation of Neurology (WFN) and serves on the Africa Task Force of the European Academy of Neurology.   He has an international reputation for work on dementia and was instrumental in developing the ‘vascular hypothesis of dementia including Alzheimer’s disease’ and on risk factors of VaD and AD in indigenous populations of developing countries.  Most recently, he worked with the Fogarty International Centre to produce (as co-Editor) the Nature Supplement on Brain Disorders Across the Life Span (Silberberg et al., 2015).  He is a founding member of the African Dementia Consortium.