Australian Dementia Forum 2017

Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre

15-17 October 2017


It is with pleasure we invite you to the Australian Dementia Forum 2017: Progress on the Boosting Dementia Research Initiative to take place in Melbourne between 15 and 17 October 2017.

The Forum will bring together Australia’s dementia researchers who are working to address the challenge of Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias, providing fertile ground for accessing the latest research breakthroughs and exploring collaborations relevant to the NNIDR Strategic Roadmap for Dementia Research.

Forum speakers will include international and national keynote presenters, preeminent researchers, including from the Institute’s Dementia Research Team Grant holders and recipients of International dementia research funding, policy makers, and community and research leaders.

The Forum will also provide the 75 NHMRC-ARC Dementia Research Development Fellows, who are reaching the mid-point of their four year program of research, an exciting opportunity to highlight their achievements to date. It is expected that the convening of Special Interest Groups and other networking events will round out discussions and provide the catalyst for new collaborations across the dementia research community.

The NHMRC National Institute for Dementia Research (NNIDR) will also take the opportunity to share knowledge and information about its research activities, providing an initial overview of outcomes from the significant investment that the Boosting Dementia Research Initiative has made. We will also begin conversation around future planning.

All recipients of funding through the Boosting Dementia Research Initiative are encouraged to submit an abstract for the Australian Dementia Forum 2017. 



Abstract submission opens Fri 30 June
Abstract submission deadline Mon 31 July
Abstract notification to authors Mon 14 August
Early registration deadline Fri 18 August
Conference Sun 15- Tues 17 October


Abstract Submission details and further information on the Australian Dementia Forum 2017 can be found at: