Tas Travelling Scholar Burnie

Presented by Scientia Professor Perminder Sachdev


23 June 2023
12.30 pm - 1.30pm


UTAS Rural Clinical School
21 Brickport Road
Cooee, TAS 7320

Organised by

RANZCP Tas Branch


Branch event Dementia TAS

The RANZCP TAS Branch welcomes Scientia Professor Perminder Sachdev as our 2023 Travelling Scholar who will be presenting 'A biomarker approach to diagnosing dementia'.

Neurodegenerative disorders, such as Alzheimer's disease (AD), are defined as clinico-pathological entities in which a definitive diagnosis has traditionally been based on pathological hallmarks only available at autopsy. The development of biomarkers with high sensitivity and specificity has opened up the possibility of a definitive diagnosis in the clinical setting. Is a classification of neurodegenerative disorders based exclusively on biomarkers possible?

Chaired by Dr Chris Robinson


No cost. Light lunch provided

This is an in-person event.

If you are unable to attend in person i.e., for members in the north / north west of the state, there will be an option to view the event via live stream. Please note, as this is an in-person event, attendees will have the priority and their questions addressed first, if there is time, questions may be taken from the online audience.

Registrations for this event close at midnight on Thursday15 June. If you want to RSVP after this date, please contact: ranzcp.tas@ranzcp.org.

About the speaker

Perminder Sachdev AM, MBBS, MD, PhD, FRANZCP, FAAHMS is Scientia Professor of Neuropsychiatry at UNSW Sydney (UNSW), Co-Director of the Centre for Healthy Brain Ageing (CHeBA), UNSW, and Clinical Director of the Neuropsychiatric Institute, Prince of Wales Hospital in Sydney, Australia. His early work in Neuropsychiatry was on drug-induced movement disorders, in particular akathisia, tardive dyskinesia and neuroleptic malignant syndrome. His most recent work has been in dementia and pre-dementia syndromes, in particular relating to neuroimaging, neuropsychology, biomarkers and risk factors. He has extensively examined the outcome of psychosurgery and is currently involved in examining brain stimulation techniques (TMS, DCS, VNS and DBS) for psychiatric disorders.

In 2022 Prof Sachdev was awarded the Ryman Prize in recognition of research that has substantially enhanced the life of older people around the world. The Ryman Prize is the world's richest prize of its type and was established to create the equivalent of a Nobel Prize for people working in the field of the health of older people.

Terms and conditions

Cancellation and refund policy

Change of mind cancellations must be made in writing and sent to ranzcp.tas@ranzcp.org for a full refund by 15 June 2023.

Cancellations made after 15 June 2023 will not be refunded.

COVID-19 compliance

All participants attending in person will be required to comply with the COVID Safety Guidelines and protocols in place with the venue/s and the event which will be aligned and compliant with all relevant Commonwealth and state government health advice at that time. By registering for this event, the RANZCP reserves the right to provide your contact details to authorities for the purposes of contact tracing and any other relevant government requirements.

Details of the protocols and requirements will be available on the website and all registrants will be bound by these requirements. The RANZCP reserves the right to update the COVID protocols to ensure the health and safety of participants, including but not limited to event entry requirements. Participants may be excluded if they do not comply with the requirements of the COVID Safety Guidelines and protocols.


Live stream attendees will be sent the Zoom link prior to the event. Confirmation of start time will also be sent with the link.


Please contact Jennifer Wehnert if you have any questions.


03 6235 1804