ACU staff and students invited to research symposium

Published: Monday 16th January 2017

Overcoming health inequalities in vulnerable communities and individuals will be a key focus of the Mary MacKillop Institute for Health Research’s upcoming international research symposium.

The Mackillop’s 2017 International Scientific Research Symposium will be held from 22 to 23 February 2017 in Melbourne, focusing on the theme: Improving the health of people and communities: A global perspective.

The symposium will reflect the ever-growing portfolio of world-leading research focused within The MacKillop and will feature world-leading researchers in the fields of nursing, cardiology, exercise and nutritional sciences, health services research, population and public health, health economics, international health and Indigenous health.

Keynote speakers will include:

  • Dr Richard Di Natale
    Health Spokesperson and Leader of the Australian Greens; Senator for Victoria
  • Professor Karen Sliwa
    Director, Hatter Institute for Cardiovascular Research in Africa, University of Cape Town; President-Elect, World Heart Federation; Professorial Fellow, Mary MacKillop Institute for Health Research
  • Professor Tiny Jaarsma
    Professor in Caring Sciences, University of Linkoping, Sweden; Professorial Fellow, Mary MacKillop Institute for Health Research
  • Professor Louise Burke
    Head of Sports Nutrition, Australian Institute of Sport, Canberra; Professorial Fellow, Mary MacKillop Institute for Health Research
  • Professor Luc van Loon
    Professor of Physiology of Exercise and Head of the M3-research Unit, Department of Human Movement Sciences, Maastricht University Medical Centre; Professorial Fellow, Mary MacKillop Institute for Health Research

All ACU staff and students are invited to attend the symposium, which will be held at the Catholic Leadership Centre at 576 Victoria Parade, East Melbourne from 22 to 23 February 2017.

Attendees are asked to register by Monday 13 February 2017. Registration is free.

For more information about the symposium please visit the event website.

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