While the ADRF2022 was delivered virtually, ADNeT was delighted to facilitate face-to-face drinks in cities across Australia on the first evening of the forum, with events in Melbourne, Sydney, Brisbane, Adelaide, and Perth.
Guests at the Melbourne welcome event included Deputy Lord Mayor Nick Reece who spoke of his personal connection with dementia and expressed his support of dementia research, CEO of Dementia Australia Maree McCabe, the team at the National Ageing Research Institute (NARI) including Associate Professor and Acting CEO Frances Batchelor, the team from Neuroscience Trials Australia including CEO Dr Irene Kourtis. One very special guest, ADNeT Chairman Professor Graeme Samuel AC, was celebrated with a surprise cake on the eve of his birthday.
Neuroscience Trials Australia
The Adelaide drinks event was hosted by Professor Maria Crotty, ADNeT South Australia Lead. We extend our thanks to Professor Steve Wesselingh, Director of South Australian Health and Medical Research Institute (SAHMRI) and SAHMRI’s support of ADRF2022.
We thank QIMR Berghofer Medical Research Institute for supporting the ADRF2022 VIP drinks in Brisbane. Guests included ADNeT Registry geriatricians, Sarah Medland, Program Director of the Mental Health and Neuroscience Research Program at QIMRB, and Elizabeth Coulson, Group Leader in Dementia Research, Clem Jones Centre for Ageing Dementia Research, and Professor, Queensland Brain Institute.