NNIDR - National public lecture tour 2017

Alzheimer's Australia has teamed up with the NHMRC National Institute for Dementia Research and Equity Trustees - Wicking Trust to bring you a series of FREE public lectures.

Harry Johns, President and CEO of the Alzheimer's Association in the US will give a special lecture supported by the Wicking Trust in Melbourne on March 14. The National lecture tour will continue with both Professor Henry Brodaty AO and Harry Johns presenting together in Sydney on March 15 and Canberra on March 16 supported by both the NNIDR and Wicking Trust.

The National lecture tour is part of Brain Awareness Week 2017 which, held from March 13-19 is the global campaign to increase public awareness of the progress and benefits of brain research including the diagnosis, treatment and prevention of disorders of the brain, such as Alzheimer’s disease, Parkinson’s, stroke, schizophrenia and depression. Professor Brodaty will continue the National public lecture tour speaking in Brisbane, Melbourne, Hobart, Darwin, Perth and Adelaide throughout March and April, supported by the NNIDR.

Alzheimer's Australia looks forward to welcoming you at these events.

2017 Schedule

Date Speakers City
Tue 14 March Harry Johns Melbourne
Wed 15 March Harry Johns, Henry Brodaty Sydney
Thurs 16 March Harry Johns, Henry Brodaty Canberra
Mon 20 March Henry Brodaty Brisbane
Tues 28 March Henry Brodaty Melbourne
Fri 31 March Henry Brodaty Hobart
Mon 3 April Henry Brodaty Darwin
Tues 11 April Henry Brodaty Perth
Wed 12 April Henry Brodaty Adelaide

Professor Henry Brodaty

Scientia Professor Henry Brodaty AO
Dementia – Inspiring Hope, Retaining Realism

As well as being one of the world’s leading researchers in dementia Henry Brodaty is a clinician, a policy advisor and a strong advocate for people with dementia and their carers. 

At the University of New South Wales, he is Co-Director of Centre for Healthy Brain Ageing, Scientia Professor of Ageing and Mental Health, Montefiore Chair of Healthy Brain Ageing and Director, Dementia Collaborative Research Centre. At Prince of Wales Hospital in Sydney, he is a senior psychogeriatrician and Head of the Memory Disorders Clinic.

Professor Brodaty is Immediate Past-President of the International Psychogeriatric Association and a former President of Alzheimer’s Australia NSW and Alzheimer’s Australia and Chairman of Alzheimer’s Disease International. He is a member of the Expert Advisory Panel of the NHMRC National Institute for Dementia Research, Alzheimer's Australia National Ambassador and Alzheimer's Australia Dementia Research Foundation Patron. 

He has received many awards, most recently (2016), the Ryman Prize for the world’s best development, advance or achievement that enhances quality of life for older people.

Professor Brodaty has published over 500 papers, conducted many trials for treatment of Alzheimer’s disease and is currently leading the world’s largest internet based trial for the prevention of dementia. 

Harry Johns

Harry Johns 
Dementia Research - An Urgent International Priority

Harry Johns is President and CEO of the Alzheimer's Association.

The Alzheimer’s Association has driven the public discussion about Alzheimer's in America, raising it to unprecedented levels of recognition and support. The Association provides care and support in America 24 hours a day, 365 days a year, with local services across the country, a toll free Helpline, and robust information for millions each month through its website.

The Association has also achieved significant public policy advances in America, including the passage of the National Alzheimer's Project Act and the creation of the National Alzheimer's Plan, the passage of the Alzheimer’s Accountability Act and increases in federal research investments that have more than doubled the available funding, including a $350 million increase in the past year. The Association's global leadership in research includes breakthroughs that have changed the trajectory of dementia research, with over $80 million currently invested in more than 20 countries as well as annually convening the world’s largest gathering of Alzheimer's and other dementia researchers. 

Harry was appointed by the US Secretary of Health and Human Services in 2011 to serve as a member of the Advisory Council on Alzheimer's Research, Care, and Services. Following the 2013 G8 Dementia Summit, he was named to the World Dementia Council. He also serves as CEO of the Alzheimer's Impact Movement and on the Executive Committee of Research in America. Prior to joining the Alzheimer's Association, he was one of the four members of the executive team of the American Cancer Society. Harry is a graduate of Eckerd College and Northwestern University's Kellogg School of Business.


About The Wicking Trust

The J.O. & J.R. Wicking Trust (The Wicking Trust) was established under the terms of the Will of the late John Oswald Wicking, following his death on 11 June 2002 and is managed by Equity Trustees. It is now one of Australia’s most significant charitable trusts distributing around $4.5 million annually. The Wicking Trust directs its major grants to achieve systemic change in the areas of ageing and Alzheimer's disease. The Wicking Trust is proud to also enjoy well-established partnerships with Vision Australia and the O’Brien Foundation (formerly the Microsurgery Foundation) – and distributes funds annually to these organisations.

Equity Trustees is proud to partner with Alzheimer’s Australia for this Wicking Trust Public Lecture featuring Harry Johns, president and chief executive officer of the American Alzheimer’s Association. The Wicking Trust Public lecture aims to provide an accessible, public event to bring together people in the community as well as experts in the field to learn about the latest developments in research and treatment into Alzheimer’s disease. Equity Trustees is one of the leading providers of philanthropic services in Australia, responsible for distribution more than $70 million to charities and charitable causes for more than 450 charitable trusts. More about the most recent Wicking Trust grants here.