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ANS Cerebrovascular Satellite Meeting

Event details

Please be aware that details of this meeting are subject to change.

Date and time: To be confirmed

Venue: To be confirmed

Cost: $50 Full Registration, $25 Student/Research Assistant/Post Doc Registration

Part of the 40th Annual Scientific Meeting of the Australasian Neuroscience Society, this satellite meeting will focus on the role, involvement and importance of the cerebrovasculature in various neurological disorders such as vascular dementia, stroke, Alzheimer’s disease, multiple sclerosis and other neurovascular-related conditions.

The meeting is proudly supported by the Curtin Health Innovation Research Institute.

Speakers and program

The satellite meeting will feature an international and a national Keynote Speaker and a range of presenters from the Australasian cerebrovascular research community.

The program will feature a number of oral presentations, an interactive workshop on the latest imaging technologies, and a networking sundowner at the venue.

Details of our speakers and program will be updated regularly, as the information becomes available.  Please return to this webpage regularly to check for updates.

International Keynote Speaker announced

Professor Martin Lauritzen – University of Copenhagen, Denmark

Martin studies the mechanism of brain blood vessels, and the regulation of the cerebral circulation and the blood-brain barrier (BBB) in health and disease. In his early career he identified the cortical mechanisms that underlie migraine in patients as a cortical spreading depolarisation wave, and he showed that the same mechanism contributes importantly to brain pathology in acute brain injuries. More recently Martin’s research has revealed new elements of the regulation of brain vascular responses to stimulation, and key mechanisms that guide vascular cells to direct oxygen and glucose to active nerve cells. He has discovered that specific parts of small blood vessels control the trafficking of substances from blood and brain and that signalling molecules in the blood contribute to vascular barrier properties.

Event contact

Contact Dr Virginie Lam for more information.

Conference Organising Committee

Chair: Associate Professor Ryu Takechi – Curtin University | Curtin Health Innovation Research Institute

Ryu is a neurological researcher who has spent the past decade investigating the connection between cognitive decline and dementia. His current research is exploring the significance of leaks in the Blood Brain Barrier (BBB) to Alzheimer’s disease and the effects of diet, lifestyle, environmental toxins and medications on BBB function … Read More

Co-Chair: Dr Brad Sutherland – University of Tasmania

Brad is a National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) Boosting Dementia Research Leadership Fellow in the Tasmanian School of Medicine. His main research interests focus on the regulation of blood flow in the brain, how it is controlled at the cellular/molecular level, and how this becomes dysfunctional in diseases such as stroke and dementia … Read More

Secretary: Dr Virginie Lam – Curtin University | Curtin Health Innovation Research Institute

Having secured a highly competitive National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) Early Career Research Fellowship in 2019, Virginie will spend four years looking for potential causes of Alzheimer’s disease originating beyond the brain. Her focus is the effect of peripheral factors, such as dietary intake of particular fats, on the development of the disease …
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Scientific Advisor: Professor John Mamo – Curtin University | Director, Curtin Health Innovation Research Institute

John is a physiologist known internationally for his lipoprotein and vascular kinetic studies in the context of heart disease and cerebrovascular based disorders. He has been the Director of Western Australia’s Curtin Health Innovation Research Institute since 2014. With the institute’s research focused on finding new preventions and treatments for a range of age-associated diseases, John leads a team of researchers studying some serious neurodegenerative disorders, including dementia … Read More


Email Dr Virginie Lam for more information about the meeting, including sponsorship opportunities.


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