PhD defence J.M. (Jackie) Poos

Clinical Insights into Frontotemporal Dementia

Prof.dr. J.C. van Swieten


Dr. E. van den Berg


Dr. J.M. Papma

Friday 2 Sep 2022, 10:30 - 12:00
PhD defence
Senate Hall
Erasmus Building
Campus Woudestein
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On Friday, 2 September 2022, J.M. Poos will defend her PhD dissertation, entitled: ‘Clinical Insights into Frontotemporal Dementia. A neuropsychological perspective on disease onset and progression’.

Dissertation in short:

In this dissertation I identified cognitive and brain volume changes during different disease stages of genetic subtypes of frontotemporal dementia (FTD), presented new cognitive instruments that can improve early FTD diagnosis, and evaluated a psychosocial intervention to address psychological challenges identified in the presymptomatic stage. Based on my results I provide recommendations on which sensitive cognitive measures can aid the standard diagnostic work-up and serve as potential endpoints in upcoming clinical trials testing disease-modifying treatments for FTD.

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The public defence will begin exactly at 10.30 hrs. The doors will be closed once the public defence starts, latecomers may be able to watch on the screen outside. There is no possibility of entrance during the first part of the ceremony. Due to the solemn nature of the ceremony, we recommend that you do not take children under the age of 6 to the first part of the ceremony.

A live stream link has been provided to the candidate.

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