2017 Menzies Debate: Heart Disease?

Date: September 14, 2017
Time: 5.30pm-7.30pm

Location:

UTAS Medical Science Precinct
Corner of Liverpool and Campbell Streets

Details:

Heart disease? We don’t need to worry about that any more

We have had 50 years of progress in understanding, preventing and treating heart disease. Death rates have fallen dramatically and some risk factors have improved. So does that mean we don’t have to worry about heart disease any more?

That is the question that we pose in this year’s Menzies Debate. Come along and hear our excellent line-up of experts. Moderated by Bernie Hobbs (ABC Science).

Affirmative

  • Professor James Sharman, Deputy Director and leader of blood pressure research, Menzies Institute for Medical Research, University of Tasmania
  • Associate Professor Rosemary Harrup, Head of Department, Medical Oncology/Haematology, Royal Hobart Hospital
  • Dr Paul MacIntyre, Staff Specialist in Cardiology, Royal Hobart Hospital
Negative
  • Dr Seana Gall, Cardiovascular Epidemiologist, Menzies Institute for Medical Research, University of Tasmania
  • Professor Tom Marwick, Director, Baker Heart and Diabetes Institute
  • Professor John Kelly, CEO, Heart Foundation

5.30pm: Drinks and canapes
6.00pm: Debate

Register online at http://www.events.utas.edu.au/2017/september/2017-menzies-debate-heart-disease-we-dont-need-to-worry-about-that-any-more

Event audience: Everyone

Categories
  • health
  • Medical Research