3 December 2013
Over 300,000 Australians are currently living with dementia – a figure estimated to reach 900,000 by 2050. CRC Participants Mercy Health are pleased to invite you to attend a dementia workshop by Professor Fran McInerney, Chair of Aged Care, Mercy Health and Australian Catholic University. Professor McInerney will provide an overview of dementia, its major causes and symptoms. The workshop is designed for anyone with an interest in understanding more about this challenging condition, including those working in health and aged care settings.
Mind readers: biological markers for mental health
11 November 2013
A number of CRC project leaders will be speaking at the Bio21 cluster “Mind readers: biological markers for mental health”, held on 11 November at the Melbourne Museum, Carlton. This full day symposium explores the potential for biomarker science in mental health, success in treatment and prognosis.
Depression and Dementia panel discussion
19 September 2013
Presented by Mercy Health in collaboration with the CRC for Mental Health.
Employees of Mercy Health, residents and family members are invited to attend an informative panel discussion to explore depression and dementia in older people. The panel will provide a range of perspectives and an interactive environment for guests to ask questions.
Special guest speakers included:
- Geraldine Webster, Mercy Place Parkville Facility Manager
- Professor Ashley Bush, Chief Scientific Officer, CRC for Mental Health
- Mr Andrew Watt, advocate
- Clinical Associate Professor Briony Dow, Director Health Promotion Division, NARI
- Professor Fran McInerney, Mercy Health Chair of Aged Care
Thank you for your interest. A podcast of the event will be made available shortly.
Science & Dementia
14 August 2013
One Australian is diagnosed with dementia every 6 minutes. Hear about the progress Australian scientists are making towards early diagnosis and treatment at the free public event, Science & Dementia.
Hosted by science journalist and broadcaster Robyn Williams AM from Radio National’s The Science Show, ‘Science & Dementia’ will feature insights from the lived experience, clinicians and researchers.
Venue: The Melbourne Brain Centre Auditorium (corner Genetics Lane and Royal Parade)
The University of Melbourne
Parkville, Victoria 3010.
Time: 6.30pm (event is 60 minutes in duration)
Thank you for your interest. A video of the event will be made available shortly.
Presented by the CRC for Mental Health, this Inspiring Australia initiative is supported by the Australian Government as part of National Science Week. Science week runs from 10 – 18 August 2013. For information about other events follow @aus_scienceweek or #natsciwk on Twitter.