The ARC Centre of Excellence in Cognition and its Disorders (CCD) Stakeholders’ Workshop

On Friday 8 May, the ARC Centre of Excellence in Cognition and its Disorders (CCD) opens its doors at the Australian Hearing Hub for collaborative conversation at its annual Stakeholders’ Workshop.

This year’s event will be comprised of a series of focused group sessions during which those with common interests will have the opportunity to share dedicated time to discuss and develop opportunities for mutually beneficial collaboration in support of research outcomes.

Potentially of interest to educators & learning support staff, parents & carers, speech pathologists & neuropsychologists, health professionals, Hearing Hub collaborators, researchers, students and anyone with an interest in exploring new opportunities and collaborations, the following session topics will be covered:
• Dementia, Old Age, Memory
• Childhood Language Development, SLI, Bilingualism
• Dyslexia and Learning to Read and Spell
• Exploring New Technology: TMS, TDCS, Doppler, Emotiv (this session will cover how some researchers are using brain technologies to solve interesting problems relating to cognition and cognitive disorders)
• Mental Health
• Hearing, Hearing Loss, and the Brain
• Neurodevelopmental Disorders (including Autism, Down Syndrome, Williams Syndrome, etc.)
During each focus group session, CCD research leaders will present research updates and facilitate discussion of planned and potential research directions, seeking input and assistance in identifying opportunities for support from stakeholders in attendance.

There will also be an opportunity to tour the CCD lab facilities and time for networking over lunch and drinks & canapés. Further information, including a program and an online registration portal, is available on the event page of the CCD website.

Those interested in attending should register online by 15 April 2015.

Queries about the workshop can be directed to the CCD Outreach Coordinator, Monica Brockmyre (monica.brockmyre@mq.edu.au).