11:44am Monday 25 September 2017

Dialogue on obesity brings generations together

Science Dialogue is a unique collaboration between the University, University of the Third Age (U3A) and Year 9 students from local schools, Nossal and Kambrya high schools, in cross-generational learning.

This year’s interactive presentation will see some of Australia’s leading experts in these fields come together to discuss the causes, effects and treatments of the pertinent issue of obesity in society today.

Chaired by Pro Vice-Chancellor (Berwick and Peninsula) Professor Leon Piterman, the session will see Professor Helen Truby from the Southern Clinical School, Professor Michael Cowley from the Department of Physiology and Mr Paul Burton from the Central and Eastern Clinical School, impart their invaluable wisdom from their respective areas of expertise.

“The Science Dialogue aims to promote a positive experience between two demographically diverse groups – teenagers and those in the fifty plus age group,” Professor Piterman said.

“We had such positive feedback from last year’s event and are hoping this year’s topic will again create a lively discussion between both groups.”

‘Science Dialogue’ will take place from 10.30am to 12pm on Friday 17 October in lecture theatre G121, building 903, Monash University’s Berwick campus. 

For more information contact Glynis Smalley, Monash Strategic Media & Communications + 61 3 9903 4843 or 0408 027 848.


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