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Join Chewing the Fat, a FREE Online Public Health Talk presented by Royal Perth Hospital Research Foundation.

This special event will explore the health complications our increasing rates of obesity are causing and discuss ways to combat them.

Held on online Thursday June 18, 2020 from 3:00 pm, this engaging one-hour event will feature the latest findings by Professor Markus Schlaich, a renal physician and a European Society of Hypertension (ESH) accredited hypertension specialist with a strong background in clinical research; Professor Amanda Salis, an Australian medical researcher, educator and author who currently leads a research team at The University of Western Australia's School of Human Sciences; and Professor Livia Hool, an elected member of the World Council of International Society for Heart Research (ISHR) and Immediate Past President of ISHR Australasian Section (2013-16; 2016-19).

It's FREE to participate in this enlightening event. Secure your place today at bit.ly/ChewingTheFatTalk and discover how you can combat health conditions and diseases at any age.

 

About the speakers

Professor Markus Schlaich is a renal physician and a European Society of Hypertension (ESH) accredited hypertension specialist with a strong background in clinical research. He is also the current President of the High Blood Pressure Research Council of Australia. After relocating from Germany in 2006, Professor Schlaich became Head of the "Neurovascular Hypertension & Kidney Disease Laboratory" and later on Division Head of the "Hypertension, Stress and Obesity" Program at the Baker IDI Heart and Diabetes Research Institute in Melbourne. In July 2014, he took up the RPH Research Foundation-funded "Dobney Chair in Clinical Research" at Royal Perth Hospital and The University of Western Australia. As Head of the Dobney Hypertension Centre, Professor Schlaich and his interdisciplinary team strive to develop more effective therapies for hypertension, including obesity-related hypertension, and its adverse consequences.

Professor Amanda Salis leads a research team at The University of Western Australia's School of Human Sciences that aims to help people attain and maintain an optimum body weight and composition. Her translational research into hypothalamic control of appetite, eating behaviour, energy expenditure, body weight and body composition spans transgenic mice, adults with a body mass index in the overweight or obese category (with or without eating disorders) and even adult athletes. She is the author of two books about adult weight management that are available internationally and are used by consumers, community health centres/gyms, and by healthcare professionals (e.g. general practitioners, physiotherapists, dieticians, diabetes educators and psychologists).

Professor Livia Hool is an elected member of the World Council of International Society for Heart Research (ISHR) and Immediate Past President of ISHR Australasian Section (2013-16; 2016-19). She is a Fellow of the American Heart Association, a Fellow of the Cardiac Society of Australia and New Zealand and a Fellow of the International Society for Heart Research. Professor Hool develops cardiovascular health policy and research education and training internationally (ISHR World Council) and nationally with Cardiac Society of Australia and New Zealand as a member of Scientific Committee. She advocates for increased awareness of cardiovascular disease to government and to the public and founded the Western Australian Cardiovascular Research Alliance in 2019. Professor Hool currently conducts her research at The University of Western Australia.

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When: Thursday June 18, from 1pm to 2pm
Cost: FREE
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