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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.

We invite you to join us for:

  • Big sugar: the new health threat? – Wednesday 15 March
  • Pain: a symptom or a disease? – Wednesday 10 May
  • Addiction: is it the new normal? - Wednesday 2 August
  • Dental Health Forum: Putting the mouth into health - Tuesday 8 August
  • Health hacks: how to keep the mind and body sharp? - Wednesday 13 September.

Upcoming programs

Wednesday 2 August - Addiction: is it the new normal?

Addiction

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.


THIS EVENT IS NOW AT FULL CAPACITY AND REGISTRATIONS HAVE CLOSED


Tuesday 8 August - Dental Health Forum: Putting the mouth into health

Dental CMS

What do obesity, arthritis, diabetes and cardiovascular disease have in common?

The link between oral biome and systemic diseases such as rheumatoid arthritis and cardiovascular disease is becoming increasingly apparent. Prioritising oral health is the pathway to better whole body health, but how can research and public health issues combine to effect behaviour change?
In association with Dental Health Week 2017: Anywhere anytime-oral health for busy lives, our expert panellists will share their perspectives on the interaction between oral health and general health.


Wednesday 13 September - Health Hacks: how to keep the mind and body sharp

Health Hacks

‘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.


REGISTRATIONS OPENING SOON


Past forums

Wednesday 15 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”.



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Wednesday 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.


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