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Mental health and ageing forum

What: Three of Queensland’s leading medical researchers will discuss their work in a free information session for the public.

When: 10am – noon, Monday 22 October 2012.

Where: Queensland Institute of Medical Research

300 Herston Road, Herston (next to the Royal Children’s Hospital)

RSVP by Friday 19 October: 1800 993 000 OR


The Queensland Institute of Medical Research (QIMR) is holding a public information session on the latest research into mental health and ageing.

QIMR’s Community Relations Officer, Laurel Collins, said the event would showcase the work of some of Australia’s leading researchers.

“Australia’s ageing population presents real challenges for healthcare provision and policy, while mental disorders are a global health challenge,” Ms Collins said.

“This free session offers a wonderful opportunity to hear about the latest research in these areas.”

The provisional program runs as follows:

10.15am: Professor Michael Breakspear
QIMR Systems Neuroscience Group
Program Coordinator – Mental Health and Complex Disorders

10.35am: Professor Rajiv Khanna – Our Ageing Immunity
QIMR Tumour Immunology Laboratory

10.55am: Associate Professor Gerard Byrne
UQ School of Medicine Head of Psychiatry
RBWH Director of Geriatric Psychiatry

11.20: Question and Answer Session