Tas Travelling Scholar Launceston

Presented by Scientia Professor Perminder Sachdev


22 June 2023
6.30 - 9 pm


Peppers Silo Hotel Launceston
89-91 Lindsay Street
Invermay, TAS 7248

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

'The current status of tardive dyskinesia'.

After six decades of clinical recognition, the pathophysiology of TD is still not understood and no effective treatment is available. Its prevention with the optimal usage of currently available drugs and regular monitoring of patients on long-term neuroleptic treatment remain the best strategies to reduce its impact. This talk will discuss what is currently known and how best to prevent TD, and to treat it if it does develop.

Chaired by Dr Ben Elijah


Price: $59.95 which covers the cost of the two-course dinner. Soft drinks provided. Alcohol is at your own cost.

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 Wednesday 14 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 14 June 2023.

Cancellations made after 14 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