Annual Florey public lecture

Changing conversation from 'chronic disease' to 'chronic health’

Hear from Professor Luigi Fontana, one of the leading world experts in the field of healthy longevity, as he details the metabolic and molecular mechanisms underlying the positive effects of nutrition and exercise on delaying the accumulation of cellular and organ damage and preventing age-related chronic diseases. The time has come for a change in the conversation about chronic disease to a refreshed and repurposed model of health care, which emphasizes the power of prevention using the best evidence we have to change potential to actual outcomes.

Light refreshments to follow the lecture.

About Professor Fontana

Professor Luigi Fontana, M.D., PhD, FRACP is an internationally recognized physician scientist who studies healthy longevity, with a focus on calorie restriction, endurance exercise and metabolism. He is currently the Leonard P Ullmann Chair in Translational Metabolic Health at the Charles Perkins Centre, where he directs the Healthy Longevity Research and Clinical Program. He is also a Professor of Medicine and Nutrition in the Faculty of Medicine and Health at the University of Sydney and a Clinical Academic in the Department of Endocrinology at the Royal Prince Alfred Hospital in Sydney, Australia. Prof. Fontana is an adjunct professor of medicine at Washington University of School of Medicine.

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