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Sydney Ideas Health Forums are free lectures open to general public. In 2017, the University of Sydney’s health and medicine disciplines will host four public health forums that will bring together experts and interested people to discuss key healthcare issues affecting millions of Australians.

In 2017 our health experts discussed:

  • Big sugar: the new health threat?
  • Pain: a symptom or a disease?
  • Addiction: is it the new normal?
  • Dental Health Forum: Putting the mouth into health
  • Health hacks: how to keep the mind and body sharp?


You can now listen back to 2017 Health Forum podcasts:


2017 forums details

March - Big sugar: the new health threat?


In Australia, more than two-thirds of adults and a quarter of children under five are overweight – is sugar to blame? And is a tax on sugar the answer?

In this forum, some of University of Sydney’s foremost researchers address these questions and discuss the role of government policy, the sugar industry and marketing in the “war on sugar”.



Related podcasts:

10 May - Pain: a symptom or a disease?


Pain is both personal and global and despite all that we know about its origins and treatments, countless people live with chronic pain.

In this health forum, University of Sydney experts will highlight new treatments and share insights that are changing people’s lives for the better, especially for those experiencing pain linked to chronic diseases such as arthritis, cancer, injuries, and brain disorders.

2 August - Addiction: is it the new normal?

What drives addiction behaviours and substance use? And why do so many of us behave compulsively, often in ways that cause harm to ourselves and others?

In this forum, some of University of Sydney’s foremost researchers will reveal the mental, physical and social origins of addiction and highlight discoveries that are improving people’s lives.

20 September - Health Hacks: how to keep the mind and body sharp

‘Health hacks’ telling us how to stay young in mind and body are everywhere these days, but are they true? Can we trust their advice?

In this health forum, our expert panel will highlight helpful insights that are changing people’s lives for the better, and teach us all how to best look after our minds and bodies as we age.