October 2012

Dennis Velakoulis awarded Full Professorship

Chair in Neuropsychiatry Awarded to Dennis Velakoulis

The director of the Neuropsychiatry Unit, Professor Dennis Velakoulis, has been awarded a full professorship at the University of Melbourne. He joins Professor Christos Pantelis as the University’s second Professor of Neuropsychiatry.

Professors Velakoulis and Pantelis formed the Melbourne Neuropsychiatry Centre, a joint initiative between the University of Melbourne and Melbourne Health, uniting clinical and research Neuropsychiatry. This centre has been one of the most productive neuropsychiatric research centres in the world in the last decade, and utilises the co-location and research synergy between the Royal Melbourne Hospital and the University of Melbourne, Australia’s leading-ranked University.

Neuropsychiatry and Behavioural Neurology Conference

Neuropsychiatry and Behavioural Neurology Conference

The RANZCP Section of Neuropsychiatry and the ANZAN section of Behavioural Neurology, supported by  the University of Melbourne, are pleased to announce a one day congress on October 19th and half day training workshop on October 20th, 2012.The congress venue will be at the Melbourne Brain Centre, Kenneth Myer Building, Parkville.

A major aim of this 2 day event is to highlight clinically relevant scientific advances across a range of disorders and we have attracted outstanding international and national speakers. Themes will include young onset dementia, rapidly progressive dementia, movement disorders and deep brain stimulation, and workshops will cover bedside cognitive testing and neuroimaging.

Our keynote speakers will be Professor Inga Zerr, from Gottingen in Germany, presenting on CJD; Professor John Hodges, from UNSW in Sydney, presenting on frontotemporal dementia; and Professor Christopher Rowe, from the Austin Hospital in Melbourne, presenting on functional imaging in the dementias.

For more information go to the
Conference website.