Australians born in 2011 can expect to live to see the 22nd century, but how can we ensure that they will enjoy their 90+ years of life?
This question will be the subject of the 2011 Ian Constable Lecture this Monday night, to be given by Professor Ian Frazer, Chief Executive Officer of the Translational Research Institute in Brisbane and co-creator of the technology for the cervical cancer vaccines.
In this lecture Professor Frazer will discuss the key health challenges for the 21st century: managing cancer, cardiovascular disease, musculoskeletal disorders and neurodegenerative diseases, which will consume an increasing fraction of health budgets.
Professor Frazer will also examine some of the options open to each of us to ensure a long and healthy life, and propose some practical and some more controversial suggestions about how we might go about looking after our nation's health.
The annual Ian Constable lecture is presented by the Lions Eye Institute and the Institute of Advanced Studies at UWA. This series honours the work of Professor Ian Constable, recognised as one of the world's leading ophthalmic surgeons.
When: 6:00pm , Monday 17 October 2011
Where: Octagon Theatre, UWA
Cost: All are welcome to this free event. Tickets are essential to gain entry and are available from the Octagon Theatre Box Office. Tel: (08) 6488 2440, Monday - Friday, 12.15pm - 4pm.
Audrey Barton (UWA Institute of Advanced Studies) (+61 8) 6488 4797