Join Piers Kotting, Institute for Health Research (UK) Office of the National Director for Dementia Research Program Director and National Health Service (NHS) Innovation Accelerator Program, to hear about defeating dementia.

In his current role, Piers supports the National Director to deliver on commitments under the Prime Minister's challenge on dementia 2020 and the G8 Dementia Summit. One of the projects Piers is leading is the establishment of 'Join Dementia Research', a new national service to increase opportunities for people to take part in research.

At the Dementia Registry Think Tank we will discuss the opportunities and challenges facing Australia as we move towards the implementation of a Dementia Network and Registry. Establishing a registry requires a clear vision of the purpose, careful planning, adequate funding for establishment and for sustainability and approved governance structures. A registry could help to monitor and improve the quality of care, and facilitate timely and appropriate delivery of services, improve timely diagnosis and support research to find a cure. Understanding dementia diagnosis, care and prevalence in Australia helps us understand dementia in the world. Coordination of dementia registries and datasets is necessary for international collaboration.

A light lunch will be provided at 12pm for those who RSVP by 17 November.

This event is supported by the Global Strategy and Partnerships Seed Funding Scheme.

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Translational Research Institute, 37 Kent Street, Woolloongabba