Alzheimer's Autralia Summit

In May 2015, Alzheimer’s Australia held a two day Summit in Melbourne, the first of its kind, offering an environment for all of the Young Onset Dementia Key Workers from around Australia to network, and provided an opportunity for members of the Neuropsychiatry Team to meet interstate workers with whom they have been consulting via teleconference. In addition to strengthening the collaboration by having face-to face contact, the Neuropsychiatry clinicians were invited to present to the Key Workers. Dr Kelso launched the release of the updated Quality Dementia Care Series Five booklet: Younger Onset Dementia: A Practical Guide. This guide is a resource for families and consumers, which she was involved in developing in Sydney in 2008, and has now taken the lead role in editing in 2015.  (See link below). JoAnne Bevilacqua presented a summary of the Clinical Consultation outcomes to date. Both presentations were well received, and a “wish list” of outcomes identified has been endorsed by Alzheimer’s Australia. These include flying Neuropsychiatry outpatient clinicians interstate quarterly to provide face-to-face clinical consultations in light of the significant shortage of specialised services in the state. The first visit will be to Tasmania in October 2015.
https://fightdementia.org.au/sites/default/files/20090200_Nat_QDC_QDC5YODPracGuide.pdf

4th Neuropsychiatry and Behavioural Neurology Conference

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The RANZCP Section of Neuropsychiatry and the ANZAN Section of Behavioural Neurology, supported by the University of Melbourne, and in collaboration with theAustralian Consortium of Centres for Clinical Cognitive Research (AC4R) are pleased to announce the 2015 annual Neuropsychiatry and Behavioural Neurology Conference.

The programme is below, and registration can be done through the
conference website.

Friday 6 November 2015 09.00 - 19:00
Registration open
Welcome
Theme Session: Schizophrenia Dr Ramon Mocellin  — TBC Professor Christos Pantelis  — The present: Schizophrenia: State of the Art. Neuroprogression and the role of stress,  drugs and neuroinflammation
Morning Tea
Keynote Session Schizophrenia: The Future Professor John McGrath: Expectations for the future of schizophrenia research - from the prosaic to the grandiose
Lunch
Theme Session: Nucleotide repeats and Lewy bodies Dr Samantha Loi – Huntingtons disease - the past Professor Elsdon Storey – Molecular biology of repeat disorders Dr Rosie Watson - Dementia with Lewy Bodies
Afternoon Tea 
Theme session: Epilepsy
Professor Harry McConnell – The past:
Epilepsy through the Ages, a neuropsychiatric perspective Professor Terry O’Brien – The present: Treatment for Epilepsy: The Current State of Play Professor Mark Cook – The future: Title TBC
Trainee Session Trainee case presentations and judging
Conference Dinner Guest Speaker Associate Professor Steve Ellen
  Saturday 7 November 2015  08:45 – 12:00

Registration open
Neuroimaging workshop
Neuroimaging Teaching Session Dr Frank Gaillard -
Understanding MRI
Morning Tea

Neurocogitive case workshop: Associate Professor David Darby
 
Conference Close

Radiopedia - a Growing Resource

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Dr Frank Gaillard is a consultant neuroradiologist at the Royal Melbourne Hospital with interests in brain tumour imaging, multiple sclerosis, neurodegenerative diseases and computer assisted image interpretation.  He is the founder and CEO of Radiopaedia.org, the largest collaborative online  radiology resource, dedicated to effecting global change through open radiology education and resources.  Dr Gaillard works collaboratively with the Neuropsychiatry Unit to review cases and provide teaching. 
 
Dr Gaillard started radiopaedia in 2005, as a way of keeping interesting films while completing his radiology training.  Ten years later, in 2015, Radiopaedia attracted 7 million hits a month from 2 million unique users and represented every country in the world.  As of January 2015, Radiopaedia had a total of 17,660 cases uploaded to the site from radiologists around the world.
"To be able to give radiologists or doctors in third world nations, who don't have the teaching, or the expertise, or the hardware that we do, the ability to see some of these cases and better treat and diagnose their patients is probably what gives me the greatest sense of satisfaction on a day-to-day basis."

ABC News - Link

NUCOG Now Available on the iPad

The NUCOG, the Neuropsychiatry Unit’s cognitive screening instrument - first developed in 2000 and validated in a number of neurological and psychiatric disorders, as well as in multiple languages - is now available on the iPad. The initial version comes with English, simplified Chinese and Spanish language versions built-in right off the bat. The iPad NUCOG also comes with a built-in manual (English only).
The iPad version of the
NUCOG combines its world-leading versatility, breadth and brevity with the advantages of an App, including the capacity to resume testing, print and email results, have patients write directly on the screen, and use the iPad camera to capture patient data.
Get the iPad NUCOG here via iTunes. Or, for more information on the tool, visit the NUCOG website here.
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