Harnessing the Power of Healthy Brain Ageing

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September 27, 2023 6:00 PM
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Monash Univeristy, 43 Rainforest Walk, South 1 Theatre, Bldg 64 Wellington Road Clayton, VIC 3800

Event Info

About half of older adults have chronic sleep complaints. Getting enough sleep is vital to your physical, emotional, and cognitive health but how do we ensure a good nights’ sleep?

The Centre of Research Excellence to Optimise Sleep in Brain Ageing and Neurodegeneration (CogSleep) and the Sleep Health Foundation invites you to join us to discuss the importance of sleep for healthy brain ageing. CogSleep is a government funded, 5-year program that brings together a world class cross-disciplinary team of researchers in the fields of ageing, dementia, chronobiology, sleep, and neuroimaging.

In recognition of the conclusion of the CogSleep CRE, the event will be a panel discussion on recent discoveries and major advances in knowledge in the field of sleep and ageing. Our CogSleep Chief Investigators and other experts will also discuss how we are working to translate these findings into clinical practice and practical strategies to ensure a good nights’ sleep.

Professor Sharon Naismith

CogSleep Chief Investigator, Leonard P Ullman Chair in Psychology. Lead, Healthy Brain Ageing Program, Brain and Mind Research Institute, The University of Sydney.

Professor Shantha Rajaratnam

Head, School of Psychological Sciences, and Deputy Director, Turner Institute for Brain and Mental Health, Monash University. Chair, Sleep Health Foundation.

Professor Charles Czeisler

Baldino Professor of Sleep Medicine, Director of the Division of Sleep Medicine, Harvard Medical School. Division Chief of Sleep Medicine, Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Boston, Massachusetts.

Professor Amy Brodtmann

Lead, Cognitive Health Initiative, Department of Neuroscience, Central Clinical School, Monash University.

Jon Faine, Moderator

The panel discussion will be moderated by Jon Faine, AM, award-winning journalist and broadcaster