Announcement of 2024 David Wallace Address - Prof James Vickers

As we plan the 57th AAG Conference, to be held in Hobart in November, we are pleased to announce that Professor James Vickers has accepted our invitation to deliver the 2024 David Wallace Address.

The David Wallace Address honours the life of Dr David Wallace, a founding member of AAG and a pioneer of gerontology and geriatric medicine in Australia. The Address is offered to an exceptional contributor to gerontology in Australia.

Known to many of us, Professor James Vickers is a worthy recipient of the 2024 David Wallace Address. Through his personal and professional endeavours, James has devoted decades of his life to understanding how our brains work.

James is a Distinguished Professor at the University of Tasmania and Director of the Wicking Dementia Research and Education Centre. The Wicking Centre has core research themes on the cause, care and prevention of dementia, and offers undergraduate and postgraduate degree programs in dementia, as well as two free massive open online courses (MOOCs) on 'Understanding dementia' and 'Preventing dementia'. James is a neuroscientist and has research interests in Alzheimer's disease, neuron injury, brain plasticity and dementia risk reduction. He is a Past-President of the Australasian Neuroscience Society (ANS) and is a Board Member of the Dementia Australia Research Foundation (DARF).

Thank you for accepting this invitation, James.