Seminar: A multidisciplinary approach to obesity research

5 March 2013

The Charles Perkins Centre ispleased to host this seminar presented by Professor Gary Wittert from the University of Adelaide.

Gary Wittert is Professor and Head, Discipline of Medicine, and Director Freemasons Foundation Centre for Men's Health, University of Adelaide and Senior Consultant Endocrinologist, Royal Adelaide Hospital.

His clinical research interests relate to appetite modulation, the effect of variations in dietary macronutrients on weight and metabolism, the regulation of body composition, cellular energy utilisation and factors relating to the aetology and management of obesity. He also has an interest in obesity and ageing, men's health and utilisation of health services by men.

This work, currently supported by the NHMRC and the ARC, has clinical as well as population health components.

Prof Wittert is a co-author of 82 peer-reviewed papers, 13 book chapters and one book.

He has been the principal investigator in a number of phase I and II studies of novel pharmacological therapies for obesity.

He is regarded as a leading authority on the subject of obesity management and is immediate past-President of the Australasian Society for the Study of Obesity and Co-leader of the University of Adelaide Healthy Ageing Research Cluster.

About theCharles Perkins Centre: The CPCaims to ease the burden of obesity, diabetes and cardiovascular disease - the leading causes of mortality and disease burden in Australia - through multidisciplinary partnerships and collaboration within and beyond the University of Sydney.

Time: 9.00am - 10.00am

Location: HR Carne Lecture Theatre, RMC Gunn Building

Cost: Free

Contact: Rosie Schulz, Executive Assistant

Phone: 02 9351 2688

Email: 321e114101572e303202292d14782b1e074a025e

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