Professor Richard Wilkinson – Scientist, Author and Advocate
Professor Wilkinson is Professor Emeritus of Social Epidemiology at the University of Nottingham, co-founder of The Equality Trust and auther of the international bestseller “The Spirit Level”. Throughout a distinguished career examining the social determinants of health, Professor Wilkinson’s research has uncovered that economic inequality is the key driver for numerous health (and social) problems in developed countries such as Australia. The identification of this strong causal relationship has commanded a re-think of policy development with a renewed focus on addressing the underlying problem rather than treating specific health and social problems as unrelated phenomena.
Abstracts accepted from all areas of basic science and health and medical research. Honours, PhD students and early Post-doctoral fellows are strongly encouraged to submit abstracts for oral and poster presentations.
Plenary Speaker: Associate Professor Louise Purton, Associate Director at St Vincent’s Institute, will be presenting the plenary session “The impact of cancer therapies on bone marrow microenvironments and their regulation of haematopoiesis”.
ORAL ABSTRACT SUBMISSION CLOSED – POSTER ACCEPTED UNTIL MAY 26TH.
‘Neurological Diseases: Causes, Complications and Current Research’
SAHMRI Auditorium, North Terrace, Adelaide
Join us for a dinner with presentations and a Q&A session with our highly regarded panel of local neuroscientists and clinicians. Presentations cover a range of neurological conditions such as Stroke and Parkinson’s disease and will include
discussion of causes, complications and modifiable life-style factors as well as the state of current research and potential therapies being explored.