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Keep Your Life In Mind: Dementia Research to Practice Forum

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Hellenic Club of Canberra

Matilda Street

Phillip, ACT 2606

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Dementia Australia presents Keep Your Life In Mind: Dementia Research to Practice Forum.

This forum will showcase experts from across the country who will explore key themes of:

  • Raising awareness of the key risk factors for dementia
  • Lifestyle choices that can reduce the risk of dementia
  • Living well with a diagnosis of dementia

The forum is open to allied health professionals, aged care professionals, people living with a chronic disease and carers, tertiary students, policy makers, and members of the general public with an interest in healthy ageing and the latest research.

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Key note speakers include:

Dr Chris Moran

Type 2 Diabetes and Risk of Dementia

Dr Chris Moran is a clinical academic with an interest in the links between vascular risk factors and dementia. He is a geriatrician working at Alfred Health in Melbourne and an NHMRC Dementia Research Fellow working at Monash University.

He recently completed his PhD examining the links between Type 2 diabetes and dementia and continues to work in this area using advanced brain imaging and epidemiological techniques.

Dr Shantel Duffy

Exercise and Diet for a Healthy Brain and Mind: What does the evidence tell us and what can we do?

Dr Shantel Duffy is an Exercise Physiologist and Nutritionist with the ‘Healthy Brain Ageing Program’ at the Brain and Mind Centre, The University of Sydney. She holds a prestigious NHMRC-ARC Dementia Research Development Fellowship where the overarching goal of her research is to use sophisticated neuroimaging techniques to understand the brain changes underpinning memory and mood change in older adults ‘at risk’ for dementia, with a particular focus on the effect of lifestyle interventions on key measures of brain health.

Dr Fatima Nasrallah

Traumatic brain injury and the development of Alzheimer’s disease: Insights from Neuroimaging

Queensland Brain Institute

Dr. Fatima Nasrallah is a neuroscientist with a background in magnetic resonance and interdisciplinary brain research. She graduated with a PhD in neurochemistry and NMR from the Neuroscience Research Australia Institute (NeurRA) at the University of New South Wales in 2009. In April 2009, She spent 3 years at the Singapore Bioimaging Consortium (A*STAR) where she pioneered the use of magnetic resonance imaging as a tool in cognitive brain research in the rodent. In 2013, she was appointed as senior research fellow at the Clinical Imaging Research Center where she delved into the clinical realms of human imaging. In late 2015, she returned to Australia as a Motor Accident and Injury Commission fellow at the Queensland Brain Institute (QBI) at the University of Queensland (UQ) where she independently heads her own group. Her research spans basic and clinical brain research with the the overall aim of understanding how the brain functions in health and injury, specifically, developing methods for early diagnosis of primary biomarkers following injury and translating these findings.


Continuing Professional Development (CPD)
This course will contribute 6 hours of CPD points as outlined by the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA). A Certificate of Attendance will be available to all participants.
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