Our Annual Symposium will be held on Monday 25 October 2021 from 3-5 PM via Zoom. The Symposium will feature oral presentations from multiple speakers and a plenary lecture delivered by Professor Susan Davis.

Plenary Lecture

Our featured speaker will be Professor Susan Davis from Monash University who will present a talk titled “Estrogen Action, Depletion and Replacement for Bone Health in Women”.


The event will begin at 3.00pm and presentations will begin at 4.00pm and run for approximately an hour.

TimePresentation & Speaker
3.00 – 3.10Introduction
Prof. Gustavo Duque Director AIMSS
3.10 – 4.00Estrogen action, depletion and replacement for bone health in women
Prof. Susan Davis Monash University
PRESENTATIONS – Chair: Prof. Alan Hayes, Deputy Director AIMSS
4.00 – 4.12Exploring Predictors for Falls and Fractures in Osteosarcopenic Older Women
Kayley Miksa, AIMSS, iHeS-VU, Department of Medicine – Western Health, U. of Melbourne
4.12 – 4.24Skeletal muscle transcriptomic signature in women with PCOS is driven by non-cell autonomous mechanisms
Dr Alba Moreno-Asso, AIMSS, iHeS-Victoria University,
4.24 – 4.36Severe low back or lower limb pain associated with recurrent falls and falls-related injury amongst community-dwelling older Australian females.
Dr Julia Gilmartin-Thomas, AIMSS School of Public Health and Preventive Medicine, Monash University & iHeS – Victoria University
4.36 – 4.48Preliminary data analysis on falls prevention in post-menopausal women
Dr Noel Faux, Melbourne Data Analytics Platform (MDAP) University of Melbourne.
4.48 – 5.00Harnessing the transitional matrix to improve skeletal muscle health in sarcopenia and frailty
Dr Nicole Stupka, AIMSS, Senior Research Fellow, Western Medicine, University of Melbourne.
Presentations – 10 mins each, followed by 2 mins Q&A.

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