21st Century Medicine: Older but wiser: the science of healthy ageing

19 September 2012

David Le Couteur
David Le Couteur

What can really be done to promote longevity? Modern science can tell us an increasing amount about the ageing process, understanding that process is the first step in combatting many age-related conditions. It also opens the door on ways to keep ageing at bay. How can we slow the process? This lecture will provide the latest information on the relationship between nutrition and ageing, exercise, hormones and other science relating to ageing.

The speakers:

David Le Couteur is Professor Geriatric Medicine at the University of Sydney, Senior Staff Specialist in Geriatric Medicine in the Central Sydney Area Health Service and Director of the Centre for Education and Research on Ageing. His research interests include the biology of ageing, the ageing liver, geriatric pharmacology, falls and Parkinson's disease. He is Director of the Ageing and Alzheimers Research Foundation.

Stephen Simpson
Stephen Simpson

Professor Stephen Simpson is an Australian Research Council Laureate Fellow in the School of Biological Sciences at the University of Sydney, having returned to Australia in 2005 as an ARC Federation Fellow after 22 years at Oxford where he was Professor of Entomology and Curator of the University Museum of Natural History.

Time: 6.00pm - 7.30pm

Location: Law School Lecture Theatre 101

Cost: Free but booking is essential

Contact: Sydney Ideas

Phone: 9351 2943

Email: 3730102836565a012e171b091217410a56032819090f1277362c10

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