Delegates attending the U3A Network State Conference 8 -11 May 2023 will be informed and entertained by an impressive lineup of speakers from different backgrounds and specialities but will focus on the effects and challenges as we age. Here a list of speakers to date:
Professor Francois VELLAS – “U3A in the Beginning and our Future”
Professor François Vellas is the President of the International Association of Universities of Third Age (AIUTA) and Director of the University of Third Age (U3A) of Toulouse, France
Claire BLAKE – “Where is Medical Research taking us?”
Claire Blake is a broadcast media specialist with more than 25 years’ experience in both radio and television. Claire will update delegates to the conference on some amazing new clinical trials happening right now in Brisbane at the QIMR Berghofer Medical Research Institute.
Dr Eddy ROCCATI – “Continuous Learning and the positive effects on the Brain”
Dr Eddy Roccati is a Research Fellow at the Wicking Dementia Research and Education Centre, University of Tasmania. Eddy’s work revolves around modifiable risk factors for dementia.
Dr Anthony LYNHAM – “Our Future in Energy”
The Honourable Dr Anthony Lynham is a maxillofacial surgeon with extensive experience in ministerial and policy oversight of Queensland’s major publicly owned utilities and key infrastructure projects.
Colin MADDOCKS – “Age Friendly Communities”
Colin is a Volunteer and Advocate with EveryAGE Counts. The EveryAGE Counts campaign vision is ‘a society where every person is valued, connected and respected regardless of age and health’.
Robert TICKNER AO – “Age Friendly Communities”
Robert Co-Chair of EveryAGE Counts. He is a former Acting Under Secretary General of the International Red Cross and former Chief Executive of Australian Red Cross.
Josephine REOCH – “Spare Parts for the Human Body”
My heart will go on, and on, and on… The Fourth Age. Josephine has worked in hospitals for more than 33 years, and in the critical care field for most that time.
Ritesh CHUGH – “Social Media Impacts on the Third Age”
Ritesh is an Associate Professor in Information and Communication Technologies at CQUniversity’s School of Engineering and Technology. His research as an information systems socio-technological expert focuses on the social role of emerging information systems and their influence on humans and organisations in real-world settings.
Dr Amanda REBAR – “Can you teach an old dog new Behaviors?”
Amanda is director of the Motivation of Health Behaviours Lab and Associate Professor of Psychology at Central Queensland University, Australia. Her research focuses on the psychology of behavioural change and the impact of changes in behaviour on mental health and wellbeing.