"Evolution: Holistic Ageing in an Age of Change"
19th-22nd March 2012, Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Organised by Malaysian Healthy Ageing Society

Professor David Ames
David Ames, BA, MD, FRCPsych, FRANZCP graduated MB BS from the University of Melbourne in 1978.

His training in psychiatry took place at Royal Melbourne Hospital 1982-4, Friern and the Royal Free Hospitals London UK 1984-5, before his appointment to a position as research fellow and honorary lecturer at the Royal Free Hospital 1985-7, where he completed his doctoral thesis on depression in residential homes for the elderly.

David Ames was Senior Lecturer (1989-95) and then Associate Professor (1995-2005) in the Psychiatry of Old Age for the University of Melbourne at Royal Park, Royal Melbourne, Mount Royal/Northwest and Broadmeadows hospitals.

He co-founded Melbourne's first Memory clinic (1988), which served as a model for the statewide CADMS clinics, introduced in 1998. From April 2005 David Ames was University of Melbourne Foundation Professor of Psychiatry of Old Age at St. George's Hospital Kew.

Since September 3 2007 he has been Director of the National Ageing Research Institute and University of Melbourne Foundation Professor of Ageing & Health. His main research interests are pre-symptomatic diagnosis of Alzheimer's disease, new drug treatments for Alzheimer's disease and the care of the depressed elderly.

He is Chief Investigator on the large Alzheimer study funded by CSIRO (Australian Imaging Biomarkers & Lifestyle Study) 2006-10. David Ames has published over 140 papers in peer reviewed journals and has edited or co-written 17 books. He edited IPA Bulletin, the quarterly newsletter of IPA from 1996-2002, he is a member of the Medical & Scientific Advisory Panel of Alzheimer's Disease International and has been Editor of the peer reviewed Journal International Psychogeriatrics since January 2003 (IF 2.098 2008).

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