Tuesday 27th September 22 –6:15 pm for 6:30 start
Green Acres Golf Club
51 Elm Grove, Kew East, VIC
The race to find a treatment for dementia
Associate Professor Michael Woodward is Head of Aged Care Research and the Memory Clinic at Austin Health in Melbourne, Victoria. He is a specialist in geriatric medicine with major interests in the treatment of Alzheimer’s disease (AD) and other dementias. He is Principal Investigator for numerous research trials of new therapies for AD and related disorders. He is Past President of the AC4R – the Australasian Consortium of Centres for Clinical Cognitive Research that brings together researchers into therapeutic agents for dementia (now called Dementia Trials Australia). He was a member of the Alzheimer’s Australia Vic Board, then appointed their chief medical advisor and chairing their research foundation, and now is a Board member of the national Dementia Australia Research Foundation, as well as one of the 3 Honorary Medical Advisors to Dementia Australia.
Michael Woodward’s publication record includes 150 original research and review articles, including 2 in the New England Journal of Medicine, and he has now delivered over 400 professional addresses and over 100 talks to the general public, as well as regularly discussing his medical passions in all forms of media. He was awarded his MD on the overlap between the dementia syndromes and how memory clinic data bases contribute to our understanding of the dementias. More recent research interests have focused on characterizing the frontal (dysexecutive) variant of Alzheimer’s Disease. He is a Fellow of the Australian Association of Gerontology (AAG), of the Australian and New Zealand Society for Geriatric Medicine (ANZSGM), of the Australian Wound Management Association (AWMA- now Wounds Australia) and of the Royal Australasian College of Physicians (RACP) and has long served each of these professional bodies, including being President of AWMA for 4 years and of AAG (Vic) for 6 years. He was vice then for 6 years Chair of the Committee for Physician Training that oversaw the training of all RACP advanced and basic trainees, and now Chairs the Accreditation Committee of that College, responsible for accrediting all Australian Basic Training sites in adult medicine.
On Australia Day 2016 he was honoured with the award of Membership of the Order of Australia (AM) for his work in dementia and geriatric medicine, his contribution to these numerous professional bodies and his body of publications and other writings.
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- Social Night
Tue 4th Oct
04-OCT Social night. Details to follow.
- Victorian Road Users Safety – Gillian Scaduto
Tue 20th Sep
20-SEP Gillian Scaduto will address the meeting on safety and wellbeing of Victorian road users and support to people impacted by road trauma. Gillian is the Southeast Regional Coordinator and community educator for Amber Community – formally known as Road Trauma Support Services. She has been in this role for 14 years and feels privileged to work with the volunteers towards safer roads for the whole community. When her son was two years old, he was hit by a car; she knows the tremendous roller coaster ride after road trauma. The organisation gives free counselling to anyone affected by road trauma and educates people with driving offenses to potentially stop others going through road trauma is her goal. Amber Community is a not-for-profit organisation contributing to the safety and wellbeing of road users. Amber Community Visitors are welcome to attend, just send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org