News and events

News and events

Join us in the Sydney Running Festival

The Dementia Research Centre is an Official 2019 Blackmores Sydney Running Festival Charity Partner. Join us to raise dementia awareness in the Dementia Month and fundraise for dementia research.  There is a category for everyone! Walkers, wheelers and serious runners alike. Early bird registration ends on 31 Jul.

Here is the link to our page on the Bridge Run: https://bsrf.grassrootz.com/mq


Dementia Research Centre has officially launched

The recent success of the bipartite Dementia Research Centre launch in May has invigorated and propelled the team, full throttle, into its operations. The Dementia Research Centre was officially opened on the 15th May by Professor Patrick McNeil, Macquarie University’s Executive Dean of the Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences. The grand opening was curated at the charming Incubator building on Macquarie campus.

The opening of the Dementia Research Centre was endorsed on the night by distinguished guest speakers; Janice Besch, Director of the NHMRC National Institute of Dementia Research and Professor Jillian Kril, an internationally recognised neuropathologist. Professor and Centre Director, Lars Ittner, detailed the Centre’s vision, values and ambition. Team members also greatly valued meeting their patrons and leading collaborators from Australia’s most renowned institutes.

The grand opening was followed the next day by the Scientific Meeting, which drew together a network of more than 80 academics. Presentations were given by 14 prominent Dementia researchers from across Australia. The centre appreciates the reception it has received, and we are grateful for the support, presence and discussion brought by all attendees across both days. Having now settled and celebrated, we direct our attention towards advancing our research, with the end goal of improving patient health.


Dementia Research Centre grand opening

Wed 15 May | 3pm – 6pm | The Incubator, Macquarie University 2113

We are proud to announce the official launch of the Dementia Research Centre of the Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences at Macquarie University on Wed 15 May.

We will share the vision of the Dementia Research Centre, and exciting research opportunities dedicated to the development of new therapies for Alzheimer’s disease and related forms of Dementia.

Read more about the Dementia Research Centre.


Dementia Research Centre scientific meeting

Thur 16 May | 9am – 4pm | MUSE building, Macquarie University 2113

You are warmly invited to the first Dementia Research Centre Scientific Meeting on 16 May to celebrate the launch of our new Dementia Research Centre. The program includes presentations from more than a dozen leading scientists in dementia research in Australia. You will have opportunities to discuss and network with researchers from various institutes.

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