News and events

Community engagement news and events


Here we will add updates from our CaRE program.

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Hear from our consumer advocates and researchers on dementia: Video 1:30:21 hours

What we know about the brain and how it changes with dementia

With dementia being one of the leading cause of death and a significant cause of disability in Australia, particularly in older populations, most of us will—at some stage, and in some way—be touched by the disease. This webinar will cover a range of relevant topics and perspectives relating to dementia, from the perspectives of those affected by the disease, clinicians, and researchers. Short presentations will be followed by a panel discussion.

Hear from our consumer advocates and researchers on rare diseases: Video 11:54 mins

Rare Disease Day 2022

The Central Clinical School’s Community and Researcher Engagement (CCS CaRE) program is participating in a global Rare Disease Day, to raise awareness of rare diseases and showcase some of the research that goes into rare diseases now being undertaken across the school.

  • Date: Monday, 28 February 2022
  • News story (2 minute read)
  • Video playlist: Link
Hear more about our 7 Oct webinar on new developments in multiple myeloma research: Video 1:05 mins

'Blood not bone marrow? The potential role for blood testing to improve multiple myeloma
diagnosis and therapy'

Prof. Andrew Perkins, Ken Young and Charlene Lam

Myeloproliferative neoplasms-towards precision diagnosis - POSTPONED to late 2022

  • Date: TBA
  • Time: 5.30 - 7.00pm
  • Join us: ZOOM webinar - link will be shared closer to the date. >

Dr Helen Mitchell and consumer Ken Young

    We will be offering lab tours for interested members of the public - please contact us at