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Martin Rossor 

United Kingdom

Martin Rossor is Professor of Clinical Neurology at the National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery in London, and established a specialist cognitive disorders clinic which acts as a tertiary referral service for young onset and rare dementias.

Professor Rossor trained in Neurology at the National Hospital, Queen Square (London) and undertook research into the neurochemistry of degenerative dementia at the MRC Neurochemical Pharmacology Unit, Cambridge.

Clinical research interests of Professor Rossor are in the degenerative dementias and particularly in familial disease. He was editor of the Journal of Neurology, Neurosurgery & Psychiatry, and President of the Association of British Neurologists.

Martin Rossor is the NIHR National Director for Dementia Research and Director NIHR UCLH Biomedical Research Centre Dementia Theme.

The first ministerial WHO conference on global action against dementia in 2015 stated, "We need to invest more in research to develop a drug, but also to improve the quality of life of people with dementia and the support of their caregivers."

For complex challenges an interdisciplinary synthesis can be more important and more relevant than technical and disciplinary expertise. Global problems require an international synthesis.

Joost Van Meerbeeck

Co-Chair LIAS/LIAS Foundation