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Academic Unit for Psychiatry of Old Age 28th Annual Symposium, 2023

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Academic Unit for Psychiatry of Old Age Annual Symposium, 2023
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The Academic Unit for Psychiatry of Old Age (AUPOA) is part of the Melbourne Medical School’s Department of Psychiatry, within the Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry & Health Sciences at The University of Melbourne. AUPOA is closely aligned with the Older Adult Mental Health Services at Royal Melbourne Hospital, with strong affiliations with St Vincent’s Health.  

The AUPOA team is delighted to return to an in-person symposium this year, for our 28th Annual Symposium on Thursday 23rd November 2023. 

The 2023 Symposium will include contributions from a diverse range of backgrounds including neurology, psychiatry, clinical psychology, music therapy, biostatistics, project management and digital technology, along with lived experience representation. Associate Professor Nawaf Yassi will help us understand the new generation of medications for Alzheimer’s disease and Professor Nicola Lautenschlager will facilitate a panel of experts to discuss these new medications and other future dementia care scenarios. Professor Wendy Chapman will speak about the Digital Health Validitron and digital health solutions for older adults. Professor Chris Davey will introduce the newly announced Victorian Collaborative Centre for Mental Health. We will hear about how diet and intermittent fasting may impact dementia prevention from Associate Professor Alby Elias. Professor Felicity Baker and Associate Professor Amit Lampit will share an update on the Music Attuned Technology- Care via eHealth (MATCH) project that is developing a new consumer-centred music program for people living with dementia using new technologies. 
The symposium is suitable for health professional interested in the health of older adults, such as psychiatrists, neurologists, geriatricians, rehabilitation specialists, clinical psychologists, neuropsychologists, social workers, occupational therapists, speech therapists, nurses, physiotherapists, exercise physiologists, health and education administrators, and trainees in the above disciplines. As well those undertaking research and teaching in aged mental health, cognitive health and related areas.