Seminars and Events

The seminars and meetings listed below are open to professionals and colleagues of NeuRA staff.

NSW Falls Prevention Network Forum 2020


Date: Friday 15th May 2020

Time: 9:00am – 4:00pm

Venue: Wesley Conference Centre, 220 Pitt Street, Sydney

Cost: $70 per person (includes arrival tea/coffee, morning tea & light lunch)



Plenary Speakers

Pam Albany Guest Lecture: Professor Kaarin Anstey, Senior Principal Research Fellow, NeuRA: Healthy cognitive ageing

Professor Jacqueline Close, Consultant Geriatrician POWH, FBIRC NeuRA: Dementia and preventing falls

Professor Stephen Lord, Senior Principal Research Fellow, Falls, Balance and Injury Research Centre (FBIRC) NeuRA: Falls prevention research update

A/Professor Anne Tiedemann, Principal Research Fellow, School of Public Health, University of Sydney: Healthy physical ageing

Dr Kim van Schooten, Postdoctoral Fellow, FBIRC NeuRA: Technologies for fall prevention


Afternoon Concurrent Workshop Sessions (select one session when registering)

  • Residential Aged Care and Falls Prevention
  • Exercise Interventions
  • Hospital Care



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For further details:
Registrations close: 8th May or when fully booked

Enquiries to Cameron Hicks (02) 9399 1063




NSW Falls Prevention Network Webinar: Patient Communication – enhancing safety and person centred care

Focus: Patient Communication – enhancing safety and person centred care with Prof Anne-Marie Hill

Date: 13th November 2019

Time: 2:00 – 3:00pm

Cost: FREE

The NSW Falls Prevention Network is running a webinar with Prof Anne-Marie Hill, information can be found here



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Donor Morning Tea

Watch the special presentation from NeuRA CEO Professor Peter Schofield AO and guest speaker, Katie Little, daughter of the iconic Jeanne Little.



Colour Your Hair for Mental Health

Colour your hair in any way you like and help raise funds for ground breaking Mental Health research. Impact the lives of those living with anxiety, depression, schizophrenia and bipolar disorder.

5th International Clinical Genomics Course – Sydney

This 4 day workshop is designed for consultants in genetics and medicine, medical/genetic trainees, scientists and genetic counsellors. Genomic data filtering and analysis will begin with straightforward scenarios and progress to more complex interpretations. Course content includes introductory lectures on Mendelian genomics, variant analysis, genomic pipelines and practical workshops. People with a wide range of experience are invited to attend.

Second International Motor Impairment Conference 2020 (Register Interest)

Following the success of the First International Motor Impairment Conference in Sydney, Australia in 2018, we are pleased to announce that the Second International Motor Impairment Conference will be held in Amsterdam on 18-20th November 2020.


The goal of these meetings is to better understand the pathophysiology of Motor Impairment, to implement interventions, and to drive enhanced clinical practice.  Much is still unknown about fundamental mechanisms of Motor Impairment, and about its prevention and treatment.


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Location: Hotel Casa, Amsterdam.



Bringing together the brightest minds working on Motor Impairment from all over the world.


Causal Inference from pragmatic trials and observational data – Sydney 2019

This 3 day course introduces concepts and methods for causal inference from pragmatic trials and observational data. Topics include: an introduction to causal inference, DAGs, causal inference from pragmatic trials and the assessment of comparative effectiveness and safety using routinely collected data in healthcare settings. Upon completion of the course, attendees will be prepared to further explore the causal inference literature and apply the principles to their research.

NSW Falls Prevention Network Forum 2019

Active Ageing

PhD Completion Seminars 2019

The NeuRA PhD Completion Seminar series provides an opportunity to hear from completing PhD students and celebrate their success.

Date Speaker Group Title
20th Feb Sophie Carter Prof Danny Eckert Novel respiratory phenotyping to determine the effects of zopiclone on obstructive sleep apnoea
20th Feb Harrison Finn A/Prof Janet Taylor Sensory feedback during exercise contributes to fatigue by inhibiting the nervous system
6th Mar Muntaseer Mahfuz A/Prof Americo Migliaccio Examining Vestibulo-Ocular Reflex Plasticity Using Incremental Adaptation Training
6th Mar Christin Weissleder Prof Cyndi Shannon Weickert TBA
13th Nov Samantha Owens Prof Cyndi Shannon Weickert Alterations in androgen- and dopamine-related molecules in schizophrenia and during rodent adolescence
13th Nov David Lloyd Prof Cyndi Shannon Weickert Neuregulin 1, delta-9-tetrahydrocannabinol and neuroinflammation in schizophrenia
11th Dec David Nguyen Prof Jane Butler  TBA
11th Dec Ben Rowlands Prof Caroline (Lindy) Rae TBA

Dr Jasmine Menant – phone: +61 2 9399 1267 or email:

Location: John and Betty Lynch Seminar Room, Level 3, NeuRA, followed by a celebratory lunch in the cafe.