International Research Network on Dementia Prevention Conference at NeuRA

The International Research Network on Dementia Prevention (IRNDP) will be hosting its Inaugural Global Research Forum on dementia prevention on the 14th & 15th of October at Neuroscience Research Australia (NeuRA) in Sydney. This is the first conference in Australia, and only the second in the world, to focus specifically on dementia prevention. The conference will feature keynotes from international experts in cognitive health and dementia risk reduction as well as specific scientific sessions on dementia risk factors and risk reduction interventions.

The IRNDP aims to link researchers globally to foster new research and accelerate knowledge translation that will delay or prevent dementia worldwide. The conference is a vital opportunity for leading researchers from NeuRA and around the world to share their latest insights and work collaboratively to reduce the risk of dementia across the world.

Scientia Professor Kaarin Anstey

Scientia Professor Kaarin Anstey, Director of the UNSW Aging Futures Institute and Senior Principal Research Scientist NeuRA, is the Chair of the IRNDP and Dr Ruth Peters, Senior Scientist at NeuRA is a member of the Leadership Committee and Keynote Speaker. Anstey’s team were one of only two teams globally who were invited to work with the WHO on the generation of the recently published WHO Guidelines on risk reduction of cognitive decline and dementia.

“The International Research Network on Dementia Prevention is bringing together scientists from around to globe to share findings and accelerate progress in dementia prevention science,” says Professor Kaarin Anstey. “This research will ensure governments, care providers and the public can act now to reduce the risk of dementia globally.”

For more information, please visit the conference website: https://coghealth.net.au/irndp-conference-2019/