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13 October 201512.00pm - 1.00pm
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 20151.00pm - 2.00pm
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 20158.30am - 5.30pm
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 20151.00pm - 2.00pm
THE GENE MINE: APPLICATIONS FOR RAPID GENE IDENTIFICATION, GENETIC CORRELATIONS AND NOVEL DISEASE MODELS
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 20156.30pm - 8.00pm
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 20151.00pm - 2.00pm
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 20159.00am - 3.00pm
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 20151.00pm - 2.00pm
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 20151.00pm - 2.00pm
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 20159.00am - 5.00pm
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.