Florey Events

Posted on 12/05/2016

The Florey and Stroke - Professor Geoffrey Donnan


Following on from the success of the initial series last year, the Florey and Melbourne City U3A are again joining forces to bring the latest news on neuroscience to you.

This year’s series sees the return of some of the most popular speakers beginning with Florey Director and international leader in stroke researcher, Prof Geoffrey Donnan AO. New to the series will be some of the Florey’s brightest younger researchers.

All lectures except October 4 will be held at the Florey, 30 Royal Parade at 11 am.  Lectures will run for 45 minutes followed by a Q & A of 30 minutes.



Professor Geoffrey Donnan is Director of The Florey Institute of Neuroscience and Mental Health and Professor of Neurology, University of Melbourne, Austin Hospital in Australia.  He graduated from the University of Melbourne and trained in Neurology at the Austin Hospital followed by post-doctoral positions at the Mayo Clinic and Massachusetts General Hospital. In the years since, he has worked collaboratively with colleagues international and in Australia. His contributions to stroke research and treatment have been recognised by many awards including World Stroke Organization’s Leadership in Stroke Award and the Karolinska Institute’s Award for Excellence in Stroke Research.

In this introductory lecture, Prof Donnan will talk about why the Florey is leading the way in neuroscience. He will then draw on his experience as a practicing neurologist and stroke specialist, to present an overview of stroke and how the latest discoveries are improving the outcomes for stroke sufferers.

Getting here

By Car:

Car parking, including disability parking, is available under the building with easy access to the auditorium/offices. ($12 for first 4 hours, $25 for more than 4 hours, $8 after 5pm).  We recommend you bring some gold coins to pay for your parking ticket. It is a pay and display system.

Street parking (also paid) is available but can be limited in this area.

By Public transport:

Tram 19, Stop 11 heading away from the city to the Kenneth Myer Building (opposite Royal Melbourne Hospital). Look for the Dr Dax cafe sign and you’ll know you’re there.

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