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SECRETS OF WOMEN'S HEALTHY AGEING
PROFESSOR CASSANDRA SZOEKE IN-CONVERSATION WITH PROFESSOR SUSAN HILLIER

WEDNESDAY 6 OCTOBER 2021
6PM - 7.15PM, ACDT

 ONLINE EVENT
Presented by The Bob Hawke Prime Ministerial Centre 

Access recording of this Presentation below or on our YouTube Channel HERE

This online event with Professor Cassandra Szoeke explores her research-based approach to ageing well: Secrets of Women's Healthy Ageing. Living Better, Living LongerCassandra will be in-conversation with University of South Australia's Professor Susan Hillier.

Secrets of Women’s Healthy Ageing, draws on the findings of a unique study that has focused on the health of more than four hundred women in their mid-to-late lives. Over the past thirty years a team of international investigators has compiled a remarkable amount of data, aiming to raise awareness of modifiable risk factors in women’s health.

Their findings cover brain, heart and gut health, diet, sleep, exercise, and the benefits of socialising. But importantly, they highlight how the results relate directly to women’s wellbeing. In Secrets of Women’s Healthy Ageing Cassandra Szoeke shares the wisdom revealed by this comprehensive study, showing how to promote overall wellness and providing the key ingredients for living a long and healthy life.

Key findings include:

  • Dementia and hormone replacement therapy: the brand new research indicating the interplay between hormone levels and dementia in women.
  • Health from the head down: just how important mental health is to women’s overall wellbeing in mid- to-late life - Incidental exercise and moving everyday: the one thing that women can do to improve their brains, bones, hearts—everything.
  • Gender bias: how the absence of women from drug trials and research has impacted the treatment of women in the healthcare system.

Click here to purchase a copy of Cassandra Szoeke's book: Secrets of Women's Healthy Ageing Living Better, Living Longer from Matilda Bookshop's website and choose "Hawke Centre Events Free SA Postage" as the delivery option. They will then deliver or post your book to you at no additional cost when it is published in September. 

PROFESSOR CASSANDRA SZOEKE
AUTHOR AND DIRECTOR, WOMEN'S HEALTHY AGEING PROJECT, THE UNIVERSITY OF MELBOURNE

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Professor Cassandra Szoeke principal investigator of the Women’s Healthy Ageing Project, the longest ongoing study of women’s health in Australia, and author of the book Secrets of Women’s Healthy Ageing. She is a general physician, consultant neurologist and multi-award winning clinical researcher.

She has several hundred published articles in the medical literature, several book chapters in medical textbooks and has worked in the Commonwealth Science Industry and Research Organisation, Public Hospital system and as non-executive board director (Chair of Quality & Safety and Chair of Education, Training and Research) of the Western Health Services for the Department of Health (Vic). In addition to her medical qualifications and fellowship in the Royal College of Physicians she has a BSc with Honours in Genetics and PhD in Epidemiology, and her postdoctoral studies at Stanford University CA, focused on public health and policy.  She is an associate Fellow of the Australian Institute of Digital Health and Graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.

She has held many significant academic positions and teaching roles for academic institutions and specialist colleges and is recognised internationally for her contributions to healthy ageing research holding Australian clinical representative role in the world-wide Alzheimer’s Disease, then Clinical lead on the Global burden of Dementia and is currently on the executive of the International Women’s Brain Project as lead of the Asia Pacific node.  She has worked in the public and private health system in clinical, leadership and governance roles as board director appointed by the state health minister including holding roles as Chair of the Q&S and Education, Training and Research board subcommittees. She has contributed to development of national health policies and currently sits on the Council of the Australian Medical Association (Victoria), is appointed to Medical Panels by the Department of Health (Victoria) and is the Chief medical officer for the Australian Healthy Ageing Organisation.

Research Profile
The University of Melbourne: Professor Cassandra Szoeke
Women's Healthy Ageing Project
Twitter: @HAP_Study
Media Release: Secrets of Women's Healthy Ageing. Living Better, Living Longer.

PROFESSOR SUSAN HILLIER
DEAN OF RESEARCH: UNISA ALLIED HEALTH & HUMAN PERFORMANCE

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Professor Susan Hillier is an academic and clinician with teaching and research interests in the broad field of neuroscience and rehabilitation. One of her main research areas is on the effectiveness of rehabilitation approaches after stroke - this includes the role of afferent stimulation or training using multimodal feedback, as well as models of rehabilitation and access to rehabilitation.

The influence of rehabilitation on neuroplasticity is also a focus. Susan also has an interest in movement education and intervention approaches for other populations such as children with developmental coordination disorder or people who are ageing.

 

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Presented by The Bob Hawke Prime Ministerial Centre. Book sales by Matilda Bookshop.


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