Medical Moonshots

Apollo Moon Landing Image: NASA

2019 Dean's Lecture Series

Discover innovative solutions to the biggest health challenges facing our nation and the world. 

This year, to commemorate 50 years since the Apollo moon landing, the ANU College of Health & Medicine Dean’s Lecture Series is titled Medical Moonshots, and focuses on innovative solutions to the biggest health challenges facing our nation and the world.

Just as ‘putting a person on the moon by the end of the decade’ was an audacious goal at the start of the 1960s, the challenges addressed in this year’s Dean’s Lecture Series are hugely significant, but they are also complex, uncertain, risky, and may even depend on technologies that aren’t yet developed.

Presented by Professor Russell Gruen, Dean ANU College of Health & Medicine, each free public lecture will be hosted at Kambri at ANU and will include a panel discussion. Light refreshments will be served from 5.30pm with the presentation .  

25
Jul
2019
22
Aug
2019

A new public health: Preventing diseases with drugs »

Professor John McNeil, Monash University.
12
Sep
2019

Extinction thwarted: Surviving global warming »

Professor Sharon Friel, The Australian National University.
26
Sep
2019

How we think: Cracking the brain's code »

Professor Jason Mattingley, University of Queensland.
10
Oct
2019

Advance Australia: Becoming the world's healthiest nation »

Professor Russell Gruen, The Australian National University.
24
Oct
2019

Death optional? Extending the human life span »

Professor Graham Mann, The Australian National University.
28
Nov
2019

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