Sydney Ideas - Alzheimer’s: where we’ve come from and where we’re going

21 September 2017

 

Sydney Ideas co-presented with the Brain and Mind Centre

There are more than 46.8 million people with dementia in the world today, and in Australia it is the second leading cause of death. Alzheimer’s disease is the most common form of dementia, affecting up to 70% of all people with dementia.

As part of World Alzheimer’s Day, we welcome four dementia experts from the University of Sydney’s Brain and Mind Centre to share the latest research breakthroughs on Alzheimer’s disease. 

From learning the signs and diagnosis, through to prevention and management strategies, learn why research in this space is crucial for our society at large. 


SPEAKERS
  • Dr Rebekah Ahmed, Staff Specialist Neurologist Memory and Cognition Clinic Royal Prince Alfred Hospital, and NHMRC Early Career Fellow, Frontier Frontotemporal Dementia Research Group and Motor Neurone Disease Research Group at the Brain and Mind Centre
  • Associate Professor Muireann Irish, ARC Future Fellow, Frontier Frontotemporal Dementia Research Group at the Brain and Mind Centre
  • Associate Professor John Kwok, Principal Research Fellow and Team Leader, Forefront Neurogenetics and Epigenetics Research Group at the Brain and Mind Centre
  • Professor Sharon Naismith, Leonard P Ullman Chair in Psychology, University of Sydney, and Team Leader of the ForeFront Healthy Brain Ageing Program at Brain and Mind Centre.

Event details



Sydney Ideas - Alzheimer’s: where we’ve come from and where we’re going

Where

Law School Foyer
Level 2, Sydney Law School
Eastern Avenue
The University of Sydney
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When

21 September 2017


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