Faculty of Health

Leading brain researchers come to Hobart

The latest research on the link between brain trauma and dementia will be explored as part of a free public forum to be held at the University tomorrow (Friday 2 Dec).

Hosted by the Faculty of Health’s Wicking Dementia Research and Education Centre, the forum is part of the 7th Australian Neurotrauma Symposium, which will be held in Hobart on Friday (Dec 2) and Saturday (Dec 3).

The forum focuses on the growing concern that traumatic brain injury, such as multiple concussions, can increase the risk of dementia.

Featuring national and international experts in the field, including Dr Vicky Johnson from the University of Pennsylvania (USA), Associate Professor Dara Dickstein from the Uniformed Services University of Health Sciences (USA) and Professor Robert Vink from the University of South Australia, the forum will be hosted by Wicking Centre co-director Professor James Vickers.

The public forum and the symposium are a satellite event of the 2016 Australasian Neuroscience Society Annual Meeting, which will see around 800 scientists and clinicians gather in Hobart from   Sunday (December 4) to Wednesday (December 7), to provide insight into the latest in brain research.