Past events

Find information about past ANU Health and Medicine events.

The Rt Hon Helen Clark

3.30–5pm 25 March 2024

In conversation with Rt Hon Helen Clark

In Conversation with Sharon Friel, ANU Professor of Health Equity and Director of Planetary Health Equity Hothouse, you will hear about the global challenges we face as a society and how these impact health and human security; our governance systems and what is needed to ensure a future where humanity can thrive; and what this means for our leaders of the future.

Dr Jennifer Massey

12pm 22 March 2024

Multiple sclerosis: from bedside to bench; how our clinical experience shapes understanding of pathogenesis and future treatment directions

This talk will review the natural history of multiple sclerosis, current understanding of the immunopathology, evolutions in therapy and how integrating translational research in to clinical practice may lead to novel therapeutic targets.

9am–3pm 16 March 2024

ANU Open Day 2024

Join us for ANU Open Day 2024! Chat to students, staff and alumni, and ask questions about our degrees, scholarships and accommodation in the heart of Canberra.

Book launch: A conversation with Professor Paul Fitzgerald

6.30–7.30pm 6 March 2024

Book Launch: Curing Stubborn Depression

In his newly launched book – Curing Stubborn Depression - Professor Paul Fitzgerald brings his 20 years of experience in psychiatry to dispel the myths surrounding depression and its care, and delves into the emerging range of new treatments transforming the management of persistent depression.

The School of Medicine and Psychology

6.30pm 15 November 2023

Psychedelic-Assisted Therapies - The New Frontier in Treating Mental Illness

The Australian National University and Mind Medicine Australia are delighted to present an International Public Lecture featuring renowned psychiatrist and researcher, Dr Ben Sessa (UK), live in person.

Two artworks about endometriosis

6pm 11 September – 5.30pm 30 October 2023

Communicating Endometriosis through Art: Artists Respond

This exhibition explores communicating endometriosis through different forms of expression and response, including visual arts, music, dance, language and lab science. In this dialogue, we learn more about our bodies, emotions, embodied experiences, and their various understandable signs, fingerprints, or developed artistic expression.

Lime Connection X

22–25 October 2023

LIME Connection X: Decolonising education – through critique to transformative learning and teaching

The tenth biennial Leaders in Indigenous Medical Education (LIME) Network LIME Connection conference will be hosted by the Australian National University (ANU) on Ngunnawal Country, Canberra, Australia from 22-25 October 2023.

3pm 29 September 2023

Environmental Protection and Reconciliation in the Solomon Islands: A Case Study

Join us at a special seminar featuring acclaimed scientist, explorer and conservationist, Professor Tim Flannery. Professor Flannery's presentation promises to shed light on critical aspects of biodiversity conservation and reconciliation in the Solomon Islands.

Event banner: Mad knowledges and user-led research: a conversation.

5.30–7.30pm 28 September 2023

Mad Knowledges and User-Led Research - A Conversation

Diana Rose and Michelle Banfield will be in discussion about Diana’s book Mad Knowledges and User Led Research (Palgrave, 2022) which combines theory, research and activism around 'madness' and proposes the conditions needed to address the development of Mad epistemologies.

A paper silhouette of a head and two hands untangling red wool on the paper, symbolising the brain

6–7.30pm 21 September 2023

Is a different psychiatry possible?

In this public lecture, distinguished Professors Diana and Nikolas Rose propose new models for psychiatric theory and practice. These models integrate social dimensions into the understanding of mental health, actively involving communities in the treatment process, fostering meaningful engagement with mental health service users, and addressing the complex power dynamics inherent in psychiatric interactions.