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Menzies’ 30th Anniversary Public Lecture Series

By Lucy Barnard

Professor Ric Price will present at the first public lecture series on Malaria and the relevance of global and tropical health issues in the Northern Territory, Australia and globally Professor Ric Price will present at the first public lecture series on Malaria and the relevance of global and tropical health issues in the Northern Territory, Australia and globally

A transformative group of specialists leading the charge in addressing health disadvantage is convening in Darwin to share their knowledge and experience of some of the most significant health issues affecting those among the poorest populations in the world.

While rare in most developed countries, Australia has one of the highest rates of chronic disease in the world due to its prevalence within Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities, particularly in Northern Australia.

Topics covered include: Malaria, golden staph, melioidosis, rheumatic heart disease, diabetes in pregnancy, cancer, kidney health, community engagement and Indigenous employment.

Register to join the final installments of the public lecture series, which are presented as Q & A panel discussions. 

There will be further opportunity for questions and to meet the speakers after the lecture with light refreshments provided.

Event details: 

Cutting Edge Science | Monday, 14 September, 5pm

Speakers:

  • Associate Professor Steve Tong | Golden Staph: When all that glitters is not gold 
  • Professor Ric Price | Malaria
  • Mark Mayo | Melioidosis
  • Dr Brett Murphy | 2015 NT Young Tall Poppy Science Award winner

Moderator: Professor Andrew Campbell, Director, Research Institute for the Environment and Livelihoods, CDU.

Indigenous employment | Opportunities and challenges | Wednesday, 30 September, 5pm

Speakers:

  • Steve Rossingh | North Australian Aboriginal Justice Agency
  • Heather D'Antoine | Associate director for Aboriginal Programs, Menzies School of Health Research
  • Wendy Ah Chin | Executive director, Office of Aboriginal Health Policy and Engagement Division, Department of Health, Northern Territory Government
  • Foster Stavridis | General Manager Human Resources, Danila Dilba Health Service.

 Moderator: Professor Steven Larkin | Pro Vice-Chancellor Indigenous Leadership, and the Director of the Australian Centre for Indigenous Knowledges and Education.

Menies Oration | Friday, 16 October, 5.15pm 

Each year, Menzies holds its Oration as a public lecture to stimulate and challenge the Australian public on a topic that is related to our work in Indigenous and Global and Tropical Health.

Newly appointed CEO of the National Health and Medical Research Council Professor Anne Kelso has been announced as the 2015 Menzies Orator.

Chronic disease | Research Translation | Thursday, 22 October, 5pm

Speakers:

  • Dr Anna Ralph | Rheumatic heart disease
  • Associate Professor Louise Maple-Brown | Diabetes in Pregnancy
  • Associate Professor John Condon | Indigenous Cancer
  • Professor Alan Cass | Kidney health

Moderator: Dr Christine Connors, A/General Manager Primary Health Care, Top End Health Service.

 For further event details or to register to attend please visit W: menzies.edu.au/page/Menzies_30th/Events/Public_lecture_series/