Free public lecture: the future of disease

Tuesday, 13 August 2002

The common infectious diseases associated with poor housing, poor nutrition and poor education have largely disappeared from Australian society, but a new threat to public health is emerging: diseases caused by lifestyle factors and age.

In a free public lecture for National Science Week, Professor Justin Beilby, Head of General Practice at the University of Adelaide, will address one of the most important questions facing modern Australian society: how should healthcare be delivered in the future?

This talk will examine how the general practitioner in 2002 is adjusting to new management models for people with asthma, diabetes and heart disease at a time when there are little or no new available resources.

Teams, management plans, community care, computerisation and consumer education and partnership are some of the suggested ways forward that will be discussed in this important examination of our public health system.

A panel discussion featuring respiratory diseases specialist Professor Richard Ruffin and asthma specialist Dr Nigel Cooper, as well as a General Practitioner, will follow Professor Beilby's talk.

WHERE: Florey Lecture Theatre
University of Adelaide
Medical Building, Frome Road
WHEN: 6.30pm, Friday, August 16, 2002

This lecture is a joint presentation of the Sciences Chapter and Florey Medical Chapter of the University of Adelaide Alumni Association.

Sponsored by Mutual Community.

Refreshments will be served after the talk. For catering purposes please register your interest with the Alumni, Community Relations and Development office at (08) 8303 5800.


Contact Details

Robert Perrin
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