Memory In Dementia - Past, Present And Future

Wed 10 October 2018 @ 7:30 am - 9:30 am FREE!
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Memory In Dementia - Past, Present And Future - Parliament of New South Wales - Sydney - NSW
2018 NSW SCIENCE & RESEARCH BREAKFAST SEMINAR SERIES

Associate Professor Muireann Irish from the University of Sydney's Brain and Mind Centre, presents:

'Memory in Dementia – Past, Present and Future'

It was her own grandmother’s surrender to Alzheimer’s disease which first impressed upon Muireann Irish the fragility of memory, propelling her on a career path to study the pathways of the human brain, with the aim of improving diagnosis and developing treatments for neurodegenerative disorders.

With its seriously debilitating symptoms, dementia takes a distressing toll on the individual and their family, and places an enormous burden on the health system. It is Australia’s second most common cause of death and its incidence is projected to increase markedly over the next 30 years.

Using a combination of novel experimental tasks and advanced neuroimaging techniques, Muireann’s work focuses on the neurocognitive processes that facilitate both memory and the ability to envisage the future, and investigates how these complex functions are affected by neurodegenerative disorders.

Learn more about Associate Professor Muireann Irish’s crucial work when she presents: ‘Memory in Dementia – Past, Present and Future’.

ABOUT THE EVENT

The 2018 Science & Research Breakfast Seminar Series is held in the Strangers’ Function Room at Parliament House of New South Wales, Sydney.

Entry is via Macquarie Street, Sydney. Guests are required to undergo routine security screening.

Breakfast, tea and coffee will be served from 7.30am.

The seminars will commence at 8am sharp and conclude by 9am. Tea and coffee will also be available afterwards.

For further information, please call (02) 9338 6617.

PREVIOUS NSW SCIENCE & RESEARCH BREAKFAST SEMINARS MAY BE VIEWED HERE.

ABOUT THE SPEAKER

Associate Professor Muireann Irish

Associate Professor Muireann Irish, ARC Future Fellow, School of Psychology, the University of Sydney.

Muireann gained her PhD in Psychology in her native Ireland, moving to Australia in 2010 to take up a research position at the FRONTIER Research group at UNSW Sydney’s NeuRA. In 2012, she secured a highly competitive ARC Discovery Early Career Researcher Award and began establishing her own independent research team. She was awarded an ARC Future Fellowship in 2016 and was appointed as Associate Professor of Psychology at the University of Sydney’s Brain and Mind Centre. She has been Associate Investigator at the Memory Node of ARC Centre of Excellence in Cognition and its Disorders since 2012.

Among her many accolades, Muireann was awarded Early Career Researcher of the Year at the 2016 NSW Premier’s Prizes for Science & Engineering and inducted as a Fellow of the Royal Society of NSW in 2017. In that same year she received a L’Oréal-UNESCO International Rising Talent Award and her passionate advocacy for women in science was recognised through her selection as a ‘Superstar of STEM’ by Science and Technology Australia.
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Date:
Wed 10 October 2018
Time:
7:30 am - 9:30 am
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Venue
Parliament of New South Wales
6 Macquarie Street,
Sydney,
NSW,
2000, Australia