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6th September 2024


7th September 2024

TWO amazing MUST ATTEND events in support of Dementia, right here on your doorstep in Malta!

We would like to welcome you to the upcoming International Conference on Dementia in Malta, as well as the Gala Dinner to commemorate the 20th Anniversary of the Malta Dementia Society. This is the first ever local conference on dementia being organised in Malta.

Both events will be held at the prestigious Hilton Hotel in St. Julian's Malta, on the 6th and 7th September 2024.

The Conference is organised by the Malta Dementia Society, with the participation of the Dementia Care Directorate at the Ministry of Health and the Departments of Gerontology and Dementia Studies, and Nursing at the University of Malta. It brings together local and foreign experts in policy, health, and social care sciences in our endeavour to continue transforming the dementia landscape in Malta and raising awareness. The Conference is being held in English.

The Gala Dinner will close off the conference in a most enjoyable way, and is a great opportunity for all the participants to meet in a social ambience. It will be an occasion to come together and celebrate over some amazing food, and live music entertainment and dancing. In the course of the evening, an auction with some fascinating artworks donated by renowned Maltese artists and many other pieces, will be held, with all the proceeds going towards the various activities organised by the Malta Dementia Society for individuals living with dementia in the community or in residential/nursing homes, and their families.



6th September 2024

6th September 2024

Registration is at 8:30am

Portomaso Suite, Hilton Hotel, St. Julian's, Malta

Lunch and Coffee Breaks are included in the registration fee.

Who Should Attend

This conference should be of particular interest to health and social care professionals working in the dementia field, policy makers and the general public, in particular, formal, and informal caregivers of individuals living with dementia. Individuals with dementia are also welcome to participate and share their views on how dementia is affecting their daily lives.  


The conference blends the theoretical and practical aspects of dementia management and care by presenting the audience with a number of demonstrations focusing on dancing and physiotherapy activities and six workshops that demonstrate several activities focusing on people living with dementia in Malta, Denmark, Norway, and the UK.  


We are delighted to have secured some amazing speakers to share their knowledge and experience at our conference and they include:

Charles Scerri
Professor of Dementia Studies at the University of Malta and Chairperson of the Malta Dementia Society.

Anthony Scerri
Senior Lecturer, Department of Nursing, Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Malta.

Jacqueline Parkes
Professor of Applied Mental Health, University of Northampton, UK.

Jean Georges
Executive Director, Alzheimer Europe.

Marco Blom
Scientific Director of Alzheimer Netherlands.

Alex Gobey
Director of the Dementia Care Directorate.

Marvin Formosa
Professor of Gerontology, University of Malta.

Christian Borg Xuereb
Associated Professor and Head, Department of Gerontology and Dementia Studies, Faculty for Social Wellbeing, University of Malta.


Students and researchers will also have the opportunity to present their research by putting in an abstract for poster presentation. 


7th September 2024

Did you know we are celebrating our 20th Anniversary?

We’re really delighted and excited, so what better way to do this than host a special Gala Dinner for everyone to enjoy!
Come and join us for this amazing event and Free Wine*!

Bring your friends and family to the beautiful Merkanti Bay at the Hilton Hotel and enjoy a fun evening of al fresco** 4 Course Dinner, Delicious Food, LIVE Music Entertainment, Award Ceremony and Dancing!

By attending you will not only be having a fun night out joining our celebrations, but also doing your bit to support our efforts to continue helping the many people in Malta, who are living with dementia, their relatives and carers. The evening is a great way to help us raise funds and we will be having a raffle and auction of some incredible items including works of local artists and much more.

*Each person is entitled to Half a Bottle of Red or White Wine, Water and Coffee, which will all be provided at the table.
There will also be a Cash Bar providing Soft Drinks and Alcoholic Drinks. 

** Weather permitting.

7th September 2024


Merkanti Bay, Hilton Hotel, St. Julian’s, Malta

Dress Code:

So first please SAVE THE DATE in your diary!

Now speak to your friends and BOOK your table of 10. The earlier you book the better the table location you will get! 😉
Of course we will also accept individual bookings too.

We look forward to seeing you in September!!!

Gala Dinner Programme

Doors open with drinks available from the bar

Dinner will be served and followed with Live Music, Raffle, Auction Awards and Dancing