Monday, 13 February 2012

Trevor Parmenter Lecture: Tony Holland


The Centre for Disability Studies presents

The Trevor Parmenter Annual Lecture
supported by AADDM (Australian Association of Developmental Disability Medicine)

Speaker: Professor Tony Holland, Cambridge University

Vulnerability and risk: managing tensions inherent in the support of people with intellectual disabilities
There are potentially competing and contrasting tensions in the support of people with intellectual
disabilities – the importance of promoting autonomy and social inclusion; the risk of harm and the
need to safeguard vulnerable people; the risk adverse nature of our society and the fear of the
consequences if something is perceived as having gone wrong. These issues will be explored within clinical, research, policy and human rights frameworks.

To celebrate the contribution of Emeritus Professor Trevor Parmenter, the Centre for Disability Studies announces an annual lecture series in his honour. The 2012 Trevor Parmenter Lecture will be delivered by Professor Tony Holland.

Professor Tony Holland is an internationally renowned Psychiatrist in Intellectual Disability. He holds the Health Foundation Chair in Learning Disability at the University of Cambridge and leads the Cambridge Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities Research Group. His interests include mental health aspects of Prader Willi Syndrome; Alzheimer’s disease in people with Down syndrome; and clinical/legal issues relevant to the needs of people with intellectual disabilities.

Wednesday 7th March 2012
Lecture 6pm – 7pm followed by light refreshments
No charge, however bookings are essential

Venue Main Auditorium, Kolling Building, Level 5
Royal North Shore Hospital, Pacific Highway
ST LEONARDS NSW 2065

Bookings By 29th February 2012
Phone: 02 9036 3600 Fax: 02 9036 3613 Email: margaret.carrick@sydney.edu.au 

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