I’d like to take this opportunity to thank all the people that helped me with my research. I’m a clinical academic which means that I split my role between doing research, teaching people and also seeing patients. The truth is the research I do involves only patients, so I can’t do it with guinea pigs, hamsters, monkeys, anybody else except you.

I need those people to come in and do various things. Whether it’s taking blood from them, having brain scans, sleep studies, and it’s only through getting people to come in with those diseases and help us with the research that I believe we’re going to make advances.

It’s also a great place to find out where we’ve got the latest treatments coming. The truth is that I think we are seeing a time where we’re going to have a chance to have disease-modifying trials running here in Australia. And getting involved through your specialist, through whatever research links you have through the support groups and getting aware about these trials, is there going to be something that I think will be very useful for you, and for us, trying to help cure these diseases down the track.