Agenda & Speakers

08:45 – 09:15

The rising tide of Cognitive impairment and the importance of MCIA/Prof Michael Woodward and Dementia Australia

09:15 – 09:45

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

09:45 – 10:05

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

10:05 – 10:30

MCI – diagnosis is now possible through imagingProf Chris Rowe

10:30 – 11:00

MCI – what will happen to my patient and when?Prof David Ames

11:00 – 11:20

MORNING TEA

11:20 – 11:40

What benchtop memory tests can I use in my practice?Dr Jo Robertson

11:40 – 12:00

MCI – what can be done through lifestyle and dietary modifications?Prof Ralph Martins

12:00 – 12:30

MCI – the latest breakthrough evidence for treatmentProf Philip Scheltens

12:30 – 12:50

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

12:50 – 13:30

LUNCH

13:30 – 13:45

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

13:45 – 16:00

Parallel workshops:
Workshop 1: Detection and diagnosis
Workshop 2: Practical interventions (diet and lifestyle)
Workshop 3: Monitoring and follow up
Workshop 4: Care planning

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 – 18:00

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’.