Agenda & Speakers

08:30 – 09:00

The rising tide of cognitive impairment and the importance of MCIA/Prof Michael Woodward and Maree McCabe (Dementia Australia) 

09:00 – 09:30

MCI…why bother? The concept, definition, history, course, predictors, criteria and evidence base – what should we strive to achieve? Prof Sue Kurrle

09:30 – 09:50

MCI – it really is a disease;  Amyloid and Tau are damaging the brain.Prof Colin Masters

09:50 – 10:15

MCI – diagnosis is now possible through imaging and blood tests are imminentProf Chris Rowe

10:15 – 10:45

MCI – what will happen to my patient and when?Prof Sue Kurrle

10:45 – 11:05

MORNING TEA

11:05 – 11:25

What benchtop memory tests can I use in my practice? Prof. Sharon Naismith

11:25 – 11:45

MCI – what can done through lifestyle and dietary modifications?Prof Kaarin Anstey

11:45 – 12:05

A quick route to diagnosis – ADNet, Step Up and the National Dementia RegistryProf Chris Rowe

12:05 – 12:35

MCI – the latest breakthrough evidence for treatment Prof Philip Scheltens

12:35 – 13:00

Panel Discussion (Q&A)

13:00 – 13:45

LUNCH

13:45 – 14:00

Challenges with optimising MCI management across all settings and introduction to the workshopsA/Prof Mark Yates

14:00 – 16:00

Parallel Workshops:
Group 1: Detection and diagnosis of MCI
Group 2: Sharing the diagnosis and monitoring and follow up
Group 3: Practical interventions to prevent progression
Group 4: Personalising Care – Planning, engagement, and motivation for the long term

16:00 – 16:25

AFTERNOON TEA

16:25 – 17:45

Panel session – workshop insights versus the ‘ideal’ dementia pathway; constructing the national principles* A/Prof Mark Yates and A/Prof Michael Woodward

17:45

Final remarks, thank you and closeA/Prof Mark Yates

*The masterclass will also aim to capture the discussions, insights and expertise of the day to publish a post-event academic paper entitled: ‘Nationally informed principles on approaching the detection, assessment and management of MCI’.