On 3rd August, 2018, the Chapter organized a mini-symposium on the theme of dementia. Director of Seminars Ajay Mathuru coordinated the event, inviting three speakers to talk on very different aspects of the dementia problem.
Mythily Subramaniam of the Institute of Mental Health spoke on the prevalence of dementia in the local population as well as the impact on caregivers and society at large.
Helen Zhou of Duke-NUS Medical School discussed her research on longitudinal studies of brain network changes in dementia and persons at-risk for dementia.
Anna Barron of LKC Medical School, NTU, spoke on how tests to detect early changes in dementia are needed to prevent irreversible damage and how imaging approaches using positron emission tomography might be able to help.
The mini-symposium was atteded by ~45 scientists, and included a social event with wine and Middle-Eastern food.