Auckland Medical Research Foundation

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Auckland Medical Research Foundation
89 Grafton Road
Grafton
Auckland 1010
413 days ago

Free Public Lecture: Living Longer - a Social Revolution

Auckland Medical Research Foundation

The last 50 years have seen profound changes in death rates for several major groups of diseases, particularly heart disease and cancer. Changes and improvements in lifestyle and healthcare have produced these dramatic effects, which have led to marked increases in life expectancy leading to a … View moreThe last 50 years have seen profound changes in death rates for several major groups of diseases, particularly heart disease and cancer. Changes and improvements in lifestyle and healthcare have produced these dramatic effects, which have led to marked increases in life expectancy leading to a dramatic change in age distributions across the population.

This evening’s session will look at what has driven these changes, the challenges created by having a much larger number of elderly individuals, and will contrast this with the continuing challenges which exist in the care of the youngest and most vulnerable members of our community.

Date: Thursday, 19 July 2018, 7:00-8.30pm

Location: AMRF Lecture Theatre 505-011, Ground Floor, Building 505, 85 Park Road Grafton, University of Auckland FMHS (Medical School)

Speakers:
‘Living Longer – the Data’ with Professor Alistair Woodward, Head of the Section of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, School of Population Health, University of Auckland
‘Living Longer – the Consequences’ from Professor Martin Connolly, Freemasons’ Professor of Geriatric Medicine and Assistant Dean of Waitemata Clinical Campus, University of Auckland
‘Living Longer – Look after your hearing and stay connected’ by Professor Peter Thorne, Director of the Eisdell Moore Centre and Co-Director Brain Research New Zealand -Rangahau Roro Aotearoa, University of Auckland
‘The Eyes: More than a window to the soul’ with Professor Helen Danesh-Meyer, Department of Ophthalmology

Chair: Professor Sandie McCarthy, Head of the School of Nursing, University of Auckland

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442 days ago

Free Public Lecture: Improved Cancer Treatment: A Scientific-Medical-Patient Collaboration

Auckland Medical Research Foundation

Free Public Lecture
Cancer treatment continually improves as new drugs seek to exploit consistent differences between cancer cells and normal cells, a process greatly aided by our increasing understanding of patient and cancer genetics, and of the complex interactions between cancers and the … View more
Free Public Lecture
Cancer treatment continually improves as new drugs seek to exploit consistent differences between cancer cells and normal cells, a process greatly aided by our increasing understanding of patient and cancer genetics, and of the complex interactions between cancers and the body’s immune system.

This information is increasingly allowing the development by clinicians of personalised therapies for individuals. Patients also have vital active roles to play, including donating tissue samples for research and in working with researchers to develop better family and whānau support.

Date: Wednesday 13 June, 7-8.30pm

Location: AMRF Lecture Theatre 505-011, Ground Floor, Building 505, 85 Park Road Grafton, University of Auckland FMHS (Medical School)

Title: Improved Cancer Treatment: A Scientific-Medical-Patient Collaboration

Speakers:
‘Improving Drugs for Cancer Chemotherapy’
Distinguished Professor Bill Denny, Director, Auckland Cancer Society Research Centre
‘Boosting Our Immune System to Fight Cancer’
Professor Lai-Ming Ching, Head of Stromal Targeting Group, Auckland Cancer Society Research Centre
‘Genomics for Cancer Patients’
Professor Cristin Print, Department of Molecular Medicine and Director of the Genomics Into Medicine program, University of Auckland
‘Cancer Patients Benefit Cancer Research’
Distinguished Professor Bruce Baguley, Head of Tumour Biology Group, Emeritus Director Auckland Cancer Society Research Centre
‘Personalised Cancer Medicine’
Professor Mark McKeage, Co-Director and Medical Oncologist, Department of Pharmacology and Clinical Pharmacology and Auckland Cancer Society Research Centre, University of Auckland
‘Strengthening Family Carers’
Professor Merryn Gott, Professor of Health Sciences, Director Te Arai Palliative Care and End of Life Research Group, Director of Research, School of Nursing, University of Auckland

Chairs:
Professor Michael Findlay, Professor of Oncology and Director of Cancer Trials NZ
Mr John Loof, Chief Executive Officer, Cancer Society – Auckland and Northland

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