The National Ageing Research Institute (NARI) has announced that Dr Anita Goh, Senior Research Fellow, has become a member of the Alzheimer’s Association ISTAART Advisory Council, marking a significant stride in international dementia research collaboration.
The International Society to Advance Alzheimer’s Research and Treatment (ISTAART), a globally encompassing network of scientists, clinicians, and professionals committed to advancing dementia research, has welcomed Dr Goh to its ranks. With her profound expertise in mental health, cognition, aging, and dementia, Dr Goh, a clinician-researcher at NARI, is the sole Australian council member.
In her role, Dr Goh will contribute her insights and guidance to shape ISTAART’s initiatives and direction, aiming to empower over 10,000 members across 110 countries in their collective pursuit of breakthroughs in Alzheimer’s and dementia research.
In a statement, Dr Goh said the council enhances collaboration across the global research community and greater insight into international dementia research will allow better knowledge and awareness of advancements that can be applied to dementia care in Australia.
“I’m delighted to join the ISTAART Advisory Council and have the opportunity to share the work being done at NARI, and also learn from the experiences of other researchers, academics, clinicians, people in policy and industry, and from the people impacted by dementia,” Dr Goh added.
NARI Director, Professor Briony Dow, lauded Dr Goh’s appointment, acknowledging her dedication and emphasising the imperative role global partnerships play in combatting the burgeoning challenge of dementia.
With over 400,000 Australians currently living with dementia and that number projected to surpass 800,000 by 2058, the urgency for collaborative research is undeniable.