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Health and medicine

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Find out about our panels, forums, talks, lectures and more in the areas of medicine and health coming up in 2019.

3D render of biological cell

Precision medicine promises to revolutionise healthcare treatments. Can it deliver?

Living longer: why, and how?

  • Tuesday 27 August, 6.30 – 8pm
  • Ageing is the main cause of chronic diseases such as Alzheimer's, cancer and cardiovascular disease. Given this exorable link, can we extend our lifespan without risking our health and quality of life? Booked out

Room for improvement: cities, housing and health

  • Monday 9 September, 6.30 – 8pm
  • Improving our cities and housing conditions can increase our quality of life, prevent disease, and help mitigate climate change. What does this look like in practice, and how might we get to this place? Let's get (urban) planning. Book now

Public interest and toxic chemicals

  • Thursday 19 September, 6 – 7.30pm
  • Join public health expert Professor Tim Driscoll and Walkley Award-winning journalists Kerry O'Brien and Carrie Fellner, as they discuss the role of scientific research and journalism to uncover the dangers of widely used chemicals. Book now

Precision medicine: Can it live up to the hype?

  • Wednesday 2 October, 6 – 7.30pm
  • Join us as world-renowned thinkers explore some of the key issues around precision medicine. We analyse the realities of disease prediction, economics, ethics, clinical applications and the balance between the personal and the public benefit. Book now

Medicine and health podcasts

We record most of our events, so feel free to visit Soundcloud or iTunes and listen to them anytime. Below, you'll find a selection of popular medicine and health podcasts you might want to check out first.

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