7 October 2016

A wrap-up of the 2016 Hand Heart Pocket Gala evening, held to support dementia research. 


The Hand Heart Pocket Gala was held in 2016 at Customs House. Patrons enjoyed an evening of discussion, and world-class music from local and international opera stars. Music Director Norma Marschke presented well-loved classics, featuring Hungarian Dances (piano duo), a brass octet (Gabrieli), and our own celebrated gala chorus. 

Watch: the 2016 Hand Heart Pocket Gala, supporting dementia research at QBI and Alzheimer's Australia (Qld)

Dementia panel discussion

The panel discussed dementia from researcher, survivor and advocate perspectives.


  • Professor Pankaj Sah, Director of the Queensland Brain Institute at The University of Queensland (UQ)
  • Professor Jürgen Götz, Foundation Chair of Dementia Research
  • Victoria Beedle, CEO of Alzheimer's Australia (Qld)
  • Christine Bryden, dementia advocate and survivor

The panel was chaired by Lexi Hamilton-Smith. 

Event Photographs

Photographs from the evening can be viewed in a QBI Facebook album.


QBI would like to thank the evening's sponsors, without whom the evening would not have been possible: