Dementia Dispatch Issue 03, January 2016

Welcome to the NNIDR Team

Kiki Josifovski will join the NNIDR team on Monday 8 February 2016 to manage the Research Network and Communications. Kiki joins us from the ACT Government, following a secondment with the ACT Asbestos Response Taskforce, where he helped manage PR and media around the Asbestos crisis facing the ACT.

Kiki is looking forward to joining the team at NNIDR and utilising his experience supporting people dealing with challenging circumstances and illness.

New details and Save the Date - The NNIDR Symposium

The inaugural NNIDR symposium, Australian Dementia Forum, will be held in Brisbane at QIMR from 1-3 May 2016. We anticipate an opening reception with a keynote speaker, followed by two full day sessions. NHMRC-ARC Dementia Fellows will attend and present at the event.

There will be an upcoming announcement with further information on the symposium, including details of international speakers and networking opportunities. 

DCRC funding call

The Dementia Collaborative Research Centres (DCRC) have opened a new funding round for small, medium and large projects to be completed by 30 June 2017.

Up to 24 DCRC grants ranging from less than $50,000 to $200,000 will be made in the national funding round which closes on 29 February 2016.

The funding round is a collaboration between the Centres that specialise in Assessment and Better Care (based at University of NSW), Carers and Consumers (based at Queensland University of Technology) and Early Diagnosis and Prevention (based at ANU).

Professor Kaarin Anstey, Director of the DCRC for Early Diagnosis and Prevention at The Australian National University (ANU), said the DCRCs are in a unique position of offering funding that may not  otherwise be possible in today’s competitive funding environment.

“Knowledge translation – getting the results of research to the people that need it most – is an important part of dementia research”.

“In this funding round we are offering awards for projects that have a primary knowledge translation focus, as well as for projects with an applied research focus,” Professor Anstey said.

For more information and to apply, visit the DCRC website.