2019 Dean's Lecture Series
Discover innovative solutions to the biggest health challenges facing our nation and the world.
This year, to commemorate 50 years since the Apollo moon landing, the ANU College of Health & Medicine Dean’s Lecture Series is titled Medical Moonshots, and focuses on innovative solutions to the biggest health challenges facing our nation and the world.
Just as ‘putting a person on the moon by the end of the decade’ was an audacious goal at the start of the 1960s, the challenges addressed in this year’s Dean’s Lecture Series are hugely significant, but they are also complex, uncertain, risky, and may even depend on technologies that aren’t yet developed.
Presented by Professor Russell Gruen, Dean ANU College of Health & Medicine, each free public lecture will be hosted at Kambri at ANU and will include a panel discussion. Light refreshments will be served from 5.30pm with the presentation.
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Prejudice vanquished: Championing inclusive and respectful workplaces
Jessica Halem MBA, Harvard Medical School
Resilient humans: Harnessing our immune system to protect us from infection, injury and invasion
Professor Si Ming Man will discuss his research on the importance of the immune system in recognising microbes and the role of inflammation.
How we think: Cracking the brain's code
Professor Jason Mattingley discusses the ways psychologists are demystifying the mechanisms of the brain that generate our thoughts, feelings and actions.
Death optional? Extending the human life span
Professor Graham Mann, The Australian National University.
Extinction thwarted: Surviving global warming
Professor Sharon Friel, The Australian National University.
Healthcare for all: Managing the upcoming Health Tsunami in Asia and the Pacific
Dr Patrick Osewe, Asian Development Bank.
Advance Australia: Becoming the world's healthiest nation
Professor Russell Gruen, The Australian National University.