5 - Zoom - What Causes Obesity? Prof Iain Clarke - 1 session from 10.00 to 11.30 on Monday 3 August
A crash course on how the body controls food intake and energy expenditure will be provided, focusing on the brain as the ‘fat controller’.There will be some consideration of how genetics plays a role in adiposity and the propensity to become obese. (Q. Why is there a resemblance between grandparents, parents, children and grandchildren? A. Because they have similar genes!). Inheritance of body shape will be discussed, as well as common mutations that cause obesity. Factors such as diet and environment will be discussed.
11 - Zoom - Sleep and Health Prof Louis Roller - 1 session from 12.00 to 1.45 on Tuesday 18 August
Insomnia is defined as “dissatisfaction with sleep quantity or quality and is associated with difficulty initiating or maintaining sleep and early-morning waking with inability to return to sleep”. This talk will discuss that insomnia has a ripple effect on the health of the individual as lack of quality sleep can then lead to other medical issues.
15 - Zoom - Incontinence Prof Louis Roller - 1 session from 12.00 to 1.45 on Tuesday 15 September
Incontinence is a term that describes any accidental or involuntary loss of urine from the bladder, faeces or wind from the bowel (faecal or bowel incontinence). Incontinence is a widespread condition that ranges in severity from ‘just a small leak’ to complete loss of bladder or bowel control. Over 4.8 million Australians have bladder or bowel control problems for a variety of reasons. Incontinence can be treated and managed. In many cases it can also be cured.
34 - Zoom - Practical nature connection strategies for wellbeing Leah Hague - 1 session from 2.00 to 3.45 on Thursday 17 September
This session will cover the wellbeing benefits of regularly connecting with the natural environment. The focus is self-care information and practical strategies to connect more with nature on a regular basis. Content will cover evidence on the physical, mental, and social health benefits of engagement with the natural environment. Information about the types of environments and experiences which are likely to contribute to the largest wellbeing gains will also be discussed.
1 - Zoom - Fainting (Syncope) Prof Louis Roller - 1 session from 12.00 to 1.30 on Tuesday 13 October
Fainting (syncope) is a temporary loss of consciousness usually related to insufficient blood flow to the brain. It’s also called fainting or “passing out”. It most often occurs when blood pressure is too low (hypotension) and the heart doesn’t pump enough oxygen to the brain. This talk will discuss the causes and risks associated with syncope.
44 - Zoom - Pain and its management Dr Terry Lim - 1 session from 10.00 to 11.45 on Friday 13 November
Dr Lim will discuss the management of pain, especially chronic pain. Terry is trained as a Specialist in both Pain Medicine and Rehabilitation. He also has extensive experience working with people with spinal injuries.