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Mental illness and hallucinations

Past event - 2019
22 May Doors open 6:30pm | Start time 7pm | End time 9pm
2019 The Fox Hotel Acadia Room, 71-71 Melbourne St, South Brisbane,
Brisbane 4101
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How do we cope with our mental illnesses? Could our phones be the answer? And how does our brain construct hallucinations?

The brain across the psychosis continuum

Dr Ilvana Dzafic (Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Queensland Brain Institute)
Did you know that psychotic experiences (delusions and hallucinations) occur amongst the "healthy" population as well as in diagnosed individuals? Find out more about these unusual experiences and the underlying abnormal brain networks.

Dr Dzafic uses neuroimaging to study cognition and learning in the health and disease. Her work has been recognised in the media and published in journals and she has been invited to talk at numerous international conferences and laboratories.

Health-e minds, healthy bodies

Dr Marlien Varnfield (Senior Research Scientist, CSIRO)
Could you use a smartphone app and the internet to encourage and support healthy living behaviours for people with mental illness? It's happening. Find out more about how it works in this interesting presentation.

Dr Varnfield leads the Mobile Health Systems Team, Health Services, CSIRO. Her research focuses on m-health services. She has extensive experience in care models developed to support people with CVD, diabetes and kidney disease at home.