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11th International Conference on Frontotemporal Dementias

11th International Conference on Frontotemporal Dementias11-14 November 2018 | International Convention Centre Sydney | Australia

Carers Day

For those carers who require respite support in order to attend this event please go to or call the Commonwealth Carer Respite and Carelink Centre on 1800 052 222 to link with your local carer respite services. They can usually offer fully or part funded respite to allow you to attend education events. However book early to ensure service availability. Be sure to explain that this is a one off opportunity to attend the International FTD conference in Australia. 

Carers day will be held on Tuesday, 13 November 2018. Registration is open to carers of those with FTD (Frontotemporal Dementia) along with members of related associations and individuals with an interest in dementia. We also welcome registrations from individuals diagnosed with FTD but recommend they be accompanied by a family member or a friend.

Date: 13 November 2018
Location: International Convention Centre, Sydney

Carer Registration

Inclusive of 10% GST

Early Bird

Before 21 September 2018


From 22 September 2018


From 11 November 2018





Carer Registration Inclusions

  • Access to all joint sessions and carer sessions on Tuesday, 13 November
  • Morning tea, lunch and afternoon tea
  • Welcome Reception on Sunday 11 November 2018
  • Conference App


Carers Day program now available!

Please click image below to view.

Please note: Draft Program is correct at the time of publishing but is subject to change.


If you want to register for the Carers Day only, please click the button below

Carers Day Registration

Carers Day Speakers

Melissa Abela

Dr Melissa Abela
Dementia Support Australia

Carol Birks

Ms Carol Birks

Bradley Boeve

Professor Bradley Boeve
Mayo Clinic

Helen-Ann Comstock

Mrs Helen-Ann Comstock
Association for Frontotemporal Degeneration (AFTD)

Alexander Danzeisen

Mr Alexander Danzeisen
Personal stories - Carers Day

Susan Dickinson

Ms Susan Dickinson
The Association for Frontotemporal Degeneration

Glenda Halliday

Professor Glenda Halliday

Brad Hazzard MP

The Hon Brad Hazzard MP

John Hodges

Professor John Hodges
University of Sydney

Helen James

Mrs Helen James
Personal stories - Carers Day

Melissa Kettle

Ms Melissa Kettle
Eastern Cognitive Disorders Clinic

Susan McCarthy

Ms Susan McCarthy
Dementia Australia

Mario F. Mendez, M.D., Ph.D.

Dr Mario F. Mendez, M.D., Ph.D.

Claire O'Connor

Dr Claire O'Connor

Kirrily Rogers

Dr Kirrily Rogers

Cathleen  Taylor-Rubin

Ms Cathleen Taylor-Rubin
War Memorial Hospital, Waverley

Martin Turner

Professor Martin Turner
University of Oxford

Adrian Vernon

Mr Adrian Vernon
Dementia Support Australia

Tracey Wardill

Dr Tracey Wardill
Melbourne Neuropsychology Services

Dianna Wheaton

Ms Dianna Wheaton
FTD Disorders Registry