Event details:

Friday 27 September
12:00pm to 6:00pm
The George Institute for Global Health
Level 13, International Tower Three
300 Barangaroo Ave, Barangaroo NSW 2000

Bridging Innovation, Equity, and Excellence in Cardiovascular & Metabolic Medicine                       

Program Highlights:

What's new with GLP -1 RA and what's next?

Leading experts in cardiovascular and metabolic medicine will delve into their practices and research on the use of glucagon-like peptide 1 (GLP-1) agonists, such as Ozempic. They'll unveil the latest studies and participate in dynamic panel discussions on the effectiveness of GLP-1RA in addressing diabetes, obesity and heart disease. We'll explore what's been studied and what areas still require further investigation including access to these medicines that are so high in demand.

Session Speakers:

Professor Clare Collins AO, Laureate Professor NHMRC Investigator Fellow, School of Health Sciences (Nutrition and Dietetics), University of Newcastle.

Professor Katherine Samaras, Head of the Clinical Obesity, Nutrition and Adipose Biology lab at Garvan and endocrinologist at St Vincent’s Hospital Sydney.

Scientia Professor Vlado Perkovic, Provost at UNSW Sydney, and previously the Dean of the Faculty of Medicine and Health.

Navigating the Path to Success: Turning challenges into Opportunities

It’s time to be frank! Researchers face many challenges and disappointments throughout their careers. Our speakers will share their personal journeys, discussing how they faced disappointment especcially in the field of cardiovascular space and either stayed the course or changed direction to turn challenges into successes. They will share their tips and lessons and open a very dynamic discussion!

Session Speakers:

Professor Jamie Vandenberg, Co-Deputy Director of the Victor Chang Cardiac Research Institute

Professor Simone Pettigrew, Head of Food Policy at the Geroge Institute for Global Health

The program will also cover a wide variety of topics, from basic science to clinical medicine, in different areas of CVMM. This includes Equity and Health, and New Frontiers in Cardiovascular and Metabolic Medicine, where the latest innovations in these fields will be presented.

The symposium will feature a range of short sessions, led by both senior and early to mid-career researchers (EMCRs), covering the latest advancements, breakthroughs, and challenges in this rapidly evolving field.

Space is limited, so book early to secure your spot!