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UNSW Centre for Ideas

Future medicine

University of New South Wales, Anzac Parade, Kensington NSW 2033

Wednesday 18 August from 6:30pm to 7:30pm

Necessity is the mother of invention. The supersonic development of several highly-effective Covid-19 vaccines has shown what can be achieved.  

So why, despite today’s researchers, clinicians and innovators having so many powerful tools at their disposal, do so many promising breakthroughs take so long to reach the doctors’ consulting rooms?  

From the tangible impact of genomics and big data, and the huge potential of personalised medicine, to the creative use of new technology, hear from a panel of world class medical experts – Anushka Patel, Louisa Jorm, Anand Deva and Joseph Powell with Vlado Perkovic – as they discuss key discoveries, and what the future of medicine could look like for us all. 

This event is presented by the UNSW Centre for Ideas and UNSW Medicine & Health, and supported by Inspiring Australia as a part of National Science Week

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