21st Century Medicine Lecture Series 2014

Todays Research, Tomorrow's Healthcare

Sydney Medical School's 21st Century Medicine Lecture Series showcases the work of our leading researchers. The lecture series took place between September to October 2014.

Recordings and slides from the talks will be available soon.

Is a New Pandemic Inevitable?

Professor Edward Holmes

Can science prevent a global infectious disease disaster?
September 17, 2014
Presented by Professor Edward Holmes, NHMRC Australia Fellow, Marie Bashir Institute for Infectious Diseases and Biosecurity, Sydney Medical School, School of Biological Sciences and Charles Perkins Centre.

Teenagers, Technology and Mental Health

Using 21st century technology to manage anxiety, depression and substance abuse in young people

Professor Ian Hickie

Date: October 8, 2014

Presented by: Professor Ian Hickie, AM MD FRANZCP FASSA
Professor of Psychiatry, Sydney Medical School.
Executive Director, Brain and Mind Research Institute.
Charles Perkins Centre.

School Lunches (Mis)shaping a Nation

Lessons from Australian school canteens and the United States on what not to do - and how to change it

Date: Thursday October 16, refreshments 6:30-7:00pm. Lecture 7:00 - 8:30pm

Venue: Novotel Brighton Beach, Endeavour Rooms, level 1
Cnr Grand Parade and Princess St, Brighton-Le-Sands

Presented by:

Joel Berg, Executive Director, New York City Coalition Against Hunger.

Dr Kieron Rooney, Faculty of Health Sciences and the Boden Institute of Obesity, Nutrition, Exercise & Eating Disorders and Charles Perkins Centre

Associate Professor Tim Gill, Sydney Medical School, Boden Instiute of Obesity, Nutirition, Exercise and Eating Disorders.


Getting to the Heart of Sudden Cardiac Death

Preventing our young and fit from dying on the sports field

Professor Chris Semsarian

Date: Wednesday October 22nd, 6:00-7:30pm

Presented by: Chris Semsarian, MBBS PhD FRACP FCSANZ FHRS FAHA.
Professor of Medicine, Sydney Medical School.
Cardiologist, Royal Prince Alfred Hospital.
Centenary Institute of Cancer Medicine & Cell Biology.

Just what does puberty do to teenagers?

Raging teenage hormones - fact of fiction?

Date: Wednesday October 29th, 6:00-7:30pm

Presented by:Professor Kate Steinbeck, Sydney Medical School, Paediatrics & Child Health, Children's Hospital, Westmead, Boden Institute of Obesity, Nutrition, Exercise & Eating Disorders, NHMRC Australia Fellow.