We would like to invite you to attend the 6th Annual National CJD Conference which is scheduled to be held in Melbourne on Saturday 19th October 2013.
The registration fee will be kept to a minimum – the cost of $60 is only to cover catering costs on the day.
This conference is designed for family members affected by CJD and health care professionals who are caring for patients with suspected CJD or dealing with some of the many infection control and sterilisation issues.
Once again this year we are very grateful to Professor Colin Masters for organising the use of the Melbourne Brain Centre as the venue and for those of you who attended in 2011 and 2012 you will know what a wonderful venue this is.
Our Keynote Speakers for this year’s conference include:
Laureate Professor Colin Master – Melbourne, Australia
Executive Director, Mental Health Research Institute, Co-chair of the Australian National CJD Registry
Professor Steven Collins – Melbourne, Australia
Director of the Australian National CJD Registry,
Neurologist and Principal Research Fellow, Department of Pathology, University of Melbourne.
Medical Director of the CJD Support Group Network
Professor Robert Will – Edinburgh, UK
Professor of Clinical Neurology, University of Edinburgh, former
director and founder of the National CJD Surveillance Unit
Professor Ruth Gabizon – Jerusalem, Israel
Department of Neurology, Hadassah University Hospital
Head of the main CJD Research laboratory and the
neurobiology program devoted to preventive treatment for CJD
particularly genetic CJD.
Dr Brian Appleby – Cleveland USA
Lou Ruvo Center for Brain Health, Nuerological Institute
We will be joined by several other Australian researchers and experienced health care professionals who will share their knowledge, answer your questions and be available during the after workshop sessions to offer advice on patient care, diagnosis, genetic testing and infection control and sterilisation relating to CJD and other prion diseases. The revised version of the infection control guidelines on CJD was endorsed in January this year and we are delighted that we will be welcoming Dr Ann Koehler, chair of the working party, as part of the infection control workshop panel.
The registration form is below and is also available on the CJD Support website www.cjdsupport.org.au or you can call 1800 052 466 to register or find out more. The registration form can be downloaded, completed and saved and then emailed back to –
CJD Conference Registration Form