2019 Science on the Swan

 Neuoscience & the Senses – Healthy Ageing across the Life Course

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5 – 7 June, 2019 at the Westin, Perth

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2018 Science on the Swan

Science, Health & Community – from Mechanisms to Models of care

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The 2018 Conference focused on the implications of managing health and disease across the broad community. It’s increasingly recognised that chronic diseases in adults (such as diabetes, cardiovascular disease, lung disease and mental health conditions) begin earlier in life. Tackling these issues required a holistic and multifaceted approach. It was also recognised the health care burden for these chronic diseases is aggravated by the demon of distance. Regional and remote Australians, and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Australians bear a greater burden just by being physically removed from major centres of care.

 

Three key areas were highlighted in the 2018 Conference:

  • The life course of chronic disease
  • Brain development and mental health
  • Aboriginal health and well-being

 

The Conference also considered the mechanisms which underpin the development and progression of chronic disease and mental health conditions, the emerging models of care which optimise the involvement of individuals and community in the management of health problems. The impact of environment, physical activity and obesity was also explored. Finally the Conference showcased the latest advances in Aboriginal health and well-being. Looking at the significant benefits arising from the co-design of health promotion and health management programs by health professionals and Aboriginal communities.

 

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2017 Science on the Swan

One Health

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Did you know that 75% of newly emerging diseases in the last 30 years are the result of zoonotic (human – nonhuman) transmission? Population growth, climate change, lifestyle shifts and rapid transportation profoundly affect global disease profiles and acquisition risk. One Health was a Conference interested in an integrated effort of multiple disciplines to understand how these factors interact to increase the risk of emergent diseases on a global scale.

 

Topics covered included:

  • Emergent pandemic disease threat
  • Bacterial and fungal infections
  • Cultural beliefs and public health solutions
  • Personalised treatment of infectious disease
  • Stem cell therapies
  • Biomedical technology innovation and other emerging technologies
  • Regenerative medicine
  • The Omics revolution
  • Large data mining of amalgamated databases

The conference was held over 2 – 4 May, 2017.

 

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2016 Science on the Swan

Cutting Edge

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2016 had 13 international speakers and many of Australia’s top researchers presenting. The Conference was held 3 – 5 May, and brought together experts from multiple disciplines who spoke on their latest discoveries and advances in health and biotechnology. Including presentations from:

  • Atul Butte – Director, Institute for Computational Health Sciences, University of California
  • Zoltan Takats – Professor of Analytical Chemistry, Imperial College London
  • Andrew Walshe – Director of High Performance, Red Bull
  • Anne Kelso – CEO, National Heath & Medical Research Council
  • David Hansen – CEO, Australian e-Health Research Centre, CSIRO Health & Biosecurity

 

Accompanying the Conference was a Symposium event exploring big data, precision medicine, imaging, bio-engineering, 3D printing, new technologies and Omics.

 

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2015 Science on the Swan

Hot Topics in Life Course and Development

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The 2015 Conference was held on the 21 – 23 April. It focused on the human life cycle – from pre-pregnancy, to the developing brain (and relating to conditions such as ADHD, Autism and early school performance), through to our microbiome and bacteria which co-habit our bodies, and finally to how and why metabolic disease, diabetes, and obesity develop and how they might be prevented.

 

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