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  • 13 October 2015
    12.00pm - 1.00pm
    Professor Susan Jebb

    Portion size and weight control: insights from new research and implications for policy and practice

    Professor Susan Jebb (University of Oxford) will discuss new research findings of the impact of smaller portions on perceptions of appetite, eating behaviour, gut hormone responses and ultimately energy intake. She will also consider how lean and obese people perceive personal and social norms.

  • 13 October 2015
    1.00pm - 2.00pm
    Dr Paul Gregorevic

    Using gene therapy technologies to explore new roles for the TGF-β network in skeletal muscle

    Skeletal muscle accounts for almost half a person's body mass. The goal of the Laboratory for Muscle Research & Therapeutics is to understand the cellular mechanisms that regulate muscle growth, wasting and metabolism to develop new methods of preventing or treating the symptoms of related diseases

  • 14 October 2015
    8.30am - 5.30pm
    Obesity Australia

    Obesity Australia Summit

    Obesity Australia has joined with the Charles Perkins Centre, which will be responsible for the day-to-day operations of Obesity Australia. Obesity Australia remains in independent legal entity and will continue to be governed by the OA Board.

  • 20 October 2015
    1.00pm - 2.00pm
    Professor Grant Morahan


    After a dozen years of production, the “Gene Mine” resource has been developed in Australia. It has now reached maturity and is the world’s largest collection of multiparental recombinant inbred mouse strains.

  • 20 October 2015
    6.30pm - 8.00pm

    Raising the Bar: 20 bars, 20 talks, 1 night

    On Tuesday 20 October, the city’s bar scene will experience an academic shake up as 20 academics enter 20 bars to deliver 20 thought-provoking talks.

  • 27 October 2015
    1.00pm - 2.00pm
    Professor Sharon Naismith

    ‘Vascular depression’: the contribution of cardiovascular disease to depression in older adults

    Depression is the most common psychiatric disease found in the elderly, with prevalence rates of clinically significant depressive symptoms ranging from 9-18%. Major depression is the primary cause of years lived with disability and is associated with high health care utilisation.

  • 28 October 2015
    9.00am - 3.00pm
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    Healthy Brain Ageing Information Seminar 2015

    This free information seminar is designed for members of the public aged 50 and over. It provides a summary of key tips for optimising thinking skills (e.g. memory) and healthy brain ageing. Hosted by the Healthy Brain Ageing Program at the Brain and Mind Centre, presenters include expert clinicians

  • 3 November 2015
    1.00pm - 2.00pm
    Associate Professor Amanda Salis

    The case for incorporating deliberate weight maintenance phases into weight loss interventions (before, during, and after)

    Associate Professor Amanda Salis from the Boden Institute of Obesity, Nutrition, Exercise & Eating Disorders researches into hypothalamic control of appetite, body weight and body composition to help more people to attain and maintain optimum body composition and metabolic health throughout life.

  • 24 November 2015
    1.00pm - 2.00pm
    Professor Ian Caterson

    Obesity report card

    Professor Ian Caterson is Foundation Director of the Boden Institute of Obesity, Nutrition, Exercise & Eating Disorders at the University of Sydney and is President-Elect of the World Obesity Federation. Ian is a recognised expert on obesity, its causes, prevention and management.

  • 26 November 2015
    9.00am - 5.00pm
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    Complexity, Criticality and Computation (C3) Biannual Symposium

    Complex systems is a new approach to science, engineering, health and management that studies how relationships between parts give rise to the collective emergent behaviours of the entire system, and how the system interacts with its environment.