Menzies Events

16 Aug

Multiple Sclerosis - The Way Ahead

Click here to register or phone Menzies reception on 6226-7700.

University of Tasmania Medical Science Precinct
17 Liverpool St
Hobart

As part of Science Week and to mark almost 20 years of research at Menzies in this field, we are holding a public talk on our current research into multiple sclerosis.

The speakers are:

Professor Bruce Taylor
Associate Professor Ingrid van der Mei
Dr Kaylene Young

Tea and coffee will be provided from 5.30pm. The talk will start at 6pm.


14 Sep

2017 Menzies Debate

2017 Menzies Debate
Heart disease? We don’t need to worry about that any more.

Click here to register or phone 6226-7700.

University of Tasmania Medical Science Precinct
17 Liverpool St
Hobart

5.30pm: Drinks and canapes
6pm: Debate

About the event

We have had 50 years of progress in understanding, preventing and treating heart disease. Death rates have fallen dramatically and some risk factors have improved. So does that mean we don’t have to worry about heart disease any more?

That is the question that we pose in this year’s Menzies Debate.  The reality of course is that there is no simple story on heart disease, and that’s why this is a great topic to debate. We are now seeing an increase in the numbers of people at risk through obesity and type-2 diabetes and, progress or not, heart disease remains the leading cause of death worldwide. So save the date for the Menzies Debate and come along and hear both sides of the story. We have assembled an entertaining line-up of experts, and Bernie Hobbs from ABC Science will be back as our guest moderator.

Affirmative

  • Professor James Sharman, Deputy Director and leader of blood pressure research, Menzies Institute for Medical Research, University of Tasmania
  • Associate Professor Rosemary Harrup, Head of Department, Medical Oncology/Haematology, Royal Hobart Hospital
  • Dr Paul MacIntyre, Staff Specialist in Cardiology, Royal Hobart Hospital

Negative

  • Dr Seana Gall, Cardiovascular Epidemiologist, Menzies Institute for Medical Research, University of Tasmania
  • Professor Tom Marwick – Director, Baker Heart and Diabetes Institute
  • Professor John Kelly – CEO, Heart Foundation

Moderator

Bernie Hobbs, ABC Science