21st Century Medicine Lecture Series: today’s research, tomorrow’s healthcare

The 2013 21st Century Medicine Series, showcasing the work of leading researchers at the University of Sydney's Medical School, took place from September to November 2013.

Podcasts of the public talks, and other related content, is available below.

Why diets (usually) fail

Date: 25 September, 2013

Presented by: Associate Professor Amanda Salis, NHMRC Senior Research Fellow, Boden Institute of Obesity, Nutrition, Exercise & Eating Disorders, Sydney Medical School.

Downloads: Podcast (58 mins), Powerpoint presentation

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Back pain – time to get it right?

Date: 2 October, 2013

Presented by: Professor Chris Maher, Director, Musculoskeletal Division, The George Institute for Global Health, Professor, Sydney Medical School

Downloads: Podcast (1 hr, 21 mins), Powerpoint presentation

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Beating melanoma – targeting genes

Date: 9 October, 2013

Presented by: Professor Graham Mann, Professor in Medicine at Melanoma Institute Australia and Westmead Millennium Institute, Associate Dean, Research, Sydney Medical School

Dr Georgina Long, Clinical Researcher and Medical Oncologist at the Melanoma Institute of Australia, Fellow Cancer Institute NSW and Clinical Researcher, Sydney Medical School

Download: Podcast (1 hr, 15 mins)

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Preventing the superbug apocalypse

Date: 16 October, 2013

Presented by: Professor Jon Iredell, Professor Centre for Infectious Diseases and Microbiology at Westmead Millennium Institute for Medical Research and the Westmead Clinical School

Associate Professor Tom Gottlieb, Clinical Associate Professor and Senior Specialist, Concord Hospital
Dr Vicky Sheppeard, Director of Communicable Diseases, NSW Health (Chair)

Downloads: Podcast (1 hr, 28 mins); Powerpoint presentation The Antibiotic Paradox - Associate Professor Tom Gottlieb, Antibiotic Resistance - an ecological problem - Professor John Iredell

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Early detection of heart disease in the young and preventing it in adults

Date: 30 October, 2013

Presented by: Professor David Celermajer, Scandrett Professor of Cardiology, Sydney Medical School, Royal Prince Alfred Hospital and Children’s Hospital at Westmead, and Clinical Director Heart Research Institute

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Mapping teenage minds

Date: 13 November, 2013

Presented by: Professor Gin Malhi, Head of Psychiatry, Royal North Shore Hospital and Professor of Psychiatry Sydney Medical School

Downloads: Podcast (1 hr, 16 mins), Powerpoint presentation

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Talking with doctors – views from both sides

Date: 20 November, 2013

Presented by: Professor Stewart Dunn, Professor of Psychological Medicine at Royal North Shore Hospital and Sydney Medical School

Download: Podcast (128 mins)

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Nine months that shape your world

Date: 27 November, 2013

Presented by: Professor Jonathan Morris AM, Professor of Obstetrics & Gynaecology, Sydney Medical School - Northern, Director, Kolling Institute of Medical Research

Download: Podcast (1 hr)

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