NICM Seminar: Building your Best Day for Dementia Prevention

Event Name
NICM Seminar: Building your Best Day for Dementia Prevention
17 February 2020
12:00 pm - 01:30 pm
Westmead Campus

Address (Room): Ground Floor Auditorium at NICM Health Research Institute - 158 Hawkesbury Rd WESTMEAD


NICM Health Research Institute presents guest speaker Dr Ashleigh Smith who will be presenting a seminar "Building your Best Day for Dementia Prevention" focused on brain health and based on what is known about the right mix of sleep, physical activity and sedentary behaviour. Dr Smith is a Senior Research Fellow; Steering Committee Member for the Alliance for Research in Exercise, Nutrition and Activity Research Group at the University of South Australia; and Chief Investigating Officer on a Boosting Dementia Priority Grant. She is an emerging research leader whose research is positioned at the nexus of neuroscience, exercise physiology and cognitive ageing. Dr Smith has held consecutive research fellowships since 2013 and is the recipient of more than $3 million in competitive research grants and leads a national interdisciplinary team. With a high prevalence of dementia, expected to increase, Dr Smith's presentation is very topical as she discusses the best strategy to reduce a person's risk through modifying their dementia risk factors. Researchers, academics, clinicians, professional staff, students and anyone interested in the topic of dementia are most welcome to attend. REGISTER NOW for what will be a most interesting seminar and join us afterwards for a light lunch.

  • When: Monday 17 February
  • Where: NICM Health Research Institute, WSU, Westmead Campus
  • Time: 12.00pm - 1.00pm, followed by lunch

Speakers: Dr Ashleigh Smith

Web page:

Name: Jennifer Rodda

Phone: 0417296203

School / Department: NICM Health Research Institute