Menzies Public Lecture Series: Moving Towards a Healthy Heart


A free public talk on research initiatives to improve cardiovascular health and disease management.

Start Date

15th Aug 2012 5:30pm

End Date

15th Aug 2012 6:30pm


Lecture Theatre, Medical Science 1, 17 Liverpool Street, Hobart

RSVP / Contact Information

RSVP to Menzies reception on (03) 6226 7700


Menzies Research Institute Tasmania presents Moving Towards A Healthy Heart a free public talk for anyone interested in learning about the important research Menzies is undertaking towards improving cardiovascular health and better prevention and management of cardiovascular diseaserisk. Free blood pressure checks available before the event between 5.00 - 5.30pm.



Mr Graeme Lynch, CEO, Heart Foundation Tasmania 
Welcome and Introduction


Professor Alison Venn, Acting Director, Menzies

'Investigating the childhood origins of cardiovascular disease'
While we know a great deal about the risk factors for cardiovascular disease in adults, the childhood factors that increase long-term risk are less well understood. The Childhood Determinants of Adult Health Study has been following 8,500 Australian school children since 1985 and is telling us a lot about how early life predicts future cardiovascular health.


Professor Mark Nelson, Professorial Research Fellow, Menzies

'Can a blood pressure machine diagnose cardiovascular disease?'
The traditional method of diagnosing blockages of arteries to the legs needed specialised equipment usually unavailable in general practices. ABIDING investigated if it was possible to use modern blood pressure devices to diagnose this condition at a patient's usual general practice.


All welcome to attend. Doors will be open from 5pm with tea, coffee, juice and biscuits available before the 5.30pm sharp start.