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Live More!

February 4, 2016, 7.00 PM-8.30 PM

Live More!

A one-night symposium exploring the future of healthcare and the contribution of lifestyle as medicine.

Featuring: Professor Chris Baggoley, Chief Medical Officer, Department of Health, Australian Government.

Also featuring: Professor John Turnidge, Senior Staff Specialist, Microbiology and Infectious Diseases, SA Pathology and senior medical advisor to the Australian Commission on Safety and Quality in Health Care; and Professor Garry Egger, Professor of Health and Human Sciences, Southern Cross University, and an advisor to World Health Organisation in chronic disease prevention.

With: Associate Professor Brett Mitchell and Dr Darren Morton, Director and Lead Researcher, Lifestyle Research Centre, Avondale College of Higher Education.

Hosted by Cathy McDonald, General Manager, Health and Wellbeing Services, Sanitarium Health and Wellbeing.

Presented by the Lifestyle Research Centre at Avondale College of Higher Education.

Presentation titles

Professor Chris Baggoley: “Chronic disease and emerging infectious diseases: two significant challenges facing human health”

Professor John Turnidge: “Sorry, I can’t (or won’t) treat your infection”

Professor Garry Egger: “I don’t do longevity: getting more life from your years, if not years from your life”

Associate Professor Brett Mitchell: “A degree of urgency: why we should be concerned about preventing urinary tract infections”

Dr Darren Morton: “The problems with the parachute (and lifestyle medicine)”
Synopsis: Parachutes and lifestyle medicine share the same problems: you can’t prove they work using the gold standard double-blinded randomised controlled trial; they don’t work if they’re not big enough; and most importantly, you’re headed for disaster if you don’t use them.


The Australasian College of Infection Prevention and Control, the Australasian Society of Lifestyle MedicineSanitarium Health and Wellbeing and the Complete Health Improvement Programs.


$50 (Single)

Ticket holders receive free copy of Dr Darren Morton’s book Live More: Active! and complimentary non-alcoholic drinks.


The Clinical Education Centre is in the grounds of Sydney Adventist Hospital, 185 Fox Valley Road, Wahroonga.

From Fox Valley Road, enter via Gate 2 near The Comenarra Parkway end of Fox Valley Road. (Note: Gate 2 is the secondary entrance to the hospital).

Take a ticket at the boom gate.

Park in the visitor parking area marked with a “P” as shown on the map of Avondale College of Higher Education’s Sydney campus.

Walk from the car park to Building 23, which you pass on your left as you drive though the boom gate.

Ticket holders will receive a visitor pass at the end of Live More! to exit the car park.


February 4, 2016
7.00 PM-8.30 PM
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Avondale College of Higher Education
(02) 4980 2222