As part of our community engagement across Mental Health Week, NeuRA hosted a special breakfast event at NSW Parliament as a guest of the Hon Tanya Davies MP, the Minister for Mental Health, Women and Ageing. NeuRA’s Prof Cyndi Shannon Weickert, Dr Jan Fullerton and Dr Justine Gatt each presented short and informative talks. The event was very well attended by local and rural MPs and has already resulted in strong support for the roll out of NeuRAtalks.org online seminar series to the national and rural population.
A Vivid style lights spectacular lit up the NeuRA building during Mental Health Week. Mrs Margarete Ainsworth turned on the lights in a special launch event to mark the beginning of the NeuRA public seminars and events which delivered a wide range of presentations focused on mental health disorders.
Co-Chairs of the ANZ Hip Fracture Registry, Prof Jacqueline Close and Prof Ian Harris were honoured by the Health Services Research Award at Research Australia’s Annual Health and Medical Research Awards. They proudly accepted the award on behalf of the ANZ Hip Fracture Registry, and said the award recognised the hard work of their entire team.
More than 80,000 people are living with Parkinson’s disease in Australia, and of these, approximately two thirds will fall each year. Ensuing injuries, hospitalisations, fear of falling and caregiver burden are devastating, widespread and costly. As the prevalence of Parkinson’s disease will double between 2010 and 2040, the associated human and economic burden will also grow. Innovative therapies to improve […]