Our Annual Symposium will be held on Monday 22 October 2018 in the Western Centre for Health Research and Education Auditorium.

Keynote Speaker

Associate Professor Debra Waters

Associate Professor Debra Waters is Director of Gerontology Research, Dunedin School of Medicine, with a special emphasis on Sarcopenia and Frailty.


Guests need to arrive by 2.30pm to retrieve a name tag. Presentations will begin at 3.00pm and run for approximately 2 hours.

3.00pm – 3.10pmIntroductionProfessor Gustavo Duque
3.10pm – 4.00pmKeynote Address: “Lifestyle Interventions for Frail Obese Older Adults”Associate Professor Debra Waters
4.00pm – 4.10pmPodium presentation: Analysis of synovial fluid and peripheral blood samples from Prof John Hamilton
patients with rheumatoid arthritis, using patients with osteoarthritis (2017 seed grant recipient)
as controls
Prof John Hamilton
4.10pm – 4.20pmShort-chain quinone greatly reduces morbidity and mortality in
paediatric mice treated with CHOP chemotherapy regimen”
James Sorensen (2017 Seed Grant Recipient)
4.20pm – 4.30pm1,25(OH)D3 abrogates palmitic acid-induced biotoxicity in normal
human osteoblasts in vitro”
Dr Ahmed Al Saedi
4.30pm – 4.40pmClinical care pathways and the recovery of quality of life and
physical funct ion after fragility fracture: A systematic review and
meta-anal sis”
Jason Talevski
4.40pm – 4.50pmPodium presentation: Evaluation of castration-dependant androgen depletion and hind- Danielle Debruin
limb immobilisation on inducing sarcopenia in mice: a ilot study
Danielle Debruin
4.50pm – 5.00pmSafety study of biological disease-modifying anti-rheumatic drugs
(bDMARDs) in inflammatory arthritis patients”
Frilla Looi
5.00pm – 6.30pmDept of Medicine – WH Research Expo (WCHRE Atrium)
5.00pm – 6.30pm

Refreshments will be served after 5pm following the keynote speech.

Registration and enquiries

To register for this event, contact gwen.mcmaster@unimelb.edu.au.

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