Community, industry and research leaders to share vision for future impact

15 April 2014

On 29 April, leaders from community organisations working in the areas of autism, learning difficulties, schizophrenia, Alzheimer’s, speech pathology and more will join together with key researchers at the CCD Stakeholders’ Workshop, to share their vision for future research impacts.

Held in the Australian Hearing Hub, in the Macquarie University node of the ARC Centre of Excellence in Cognition and its Disorders (CCD), this will be a special opportunity to further develop and enhance collaborative links between CCD researchers and the organisations that benefit from their work.

“It is the mission of every ARC Centre of Excellence to engage with its stakeholders,” says Distinguished Professor Stephen Crain, Director of the CCD.

“The workshop provides a rare opportunity for researchers to learn more about the practical needs of children and adults with mental health issues, and for community and industry leaders to discuss the potential impact of evidence-based research findings and treatment protocols for meeting the needs of the people they serve.”

Representatives from the CCD’s key stakeholder organisations will outline how each organisation supports the community and highlight focus areas for 2014 and beyond.

Speakers include:

These presentations will be followed by interactive demonstrations by CCD researchers from all three of the CCD’s nodes and tours of CCD and Cochlear facilities. There will also be opportunities for informal networking for researchers and stakeholders throughout the day.

Research facilities to be showcased include the KIT-Macquarie Brain Research Laboratory, the CCD’s state-of-art Liquid Helium Recovery System, and the research and development laboratories at Cochlear Ltd.

The KIT-Macquarie Brain Research Laboratory, which includes two world-first magnetoencephalography (MEG) brain imaging systems – one for investigating cognitive processing in children, and a custom-designed MEG system that can be used with children and adults with Cochlear Implants – is one of the world’s most advanced laboratories for brain research.

Registration for this event is free but space is limited so register now to guarantee your participation.

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