Dean's Distinguished Lecture, November

Event details

Location

  • McCusker Auditorium, Harry Perkins Institute of Medical Research, QEII Medical Centre
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Date and time

  • 12 November 2019, 12.30-1.30pm

Event type

  • Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences

Audience

  • Academics
  • Current students
  • Domestic
  • Future students
  • International
  • Graduates or near graduates
  • Postgraduate
  • Undergraduate

Event Fee

  • Free

Registration

  • No bookings required

Join the Faculty for its monthly Dean’s Distinguished Lecture where Professor Trevor Mori will be discussing the topic The heart of the matter. Are omega-3 fatty acids beneficial in the prevention of cardiovascular disease?

Epidemiological, clinical, and animal studies provide substantial support that the omega-3 fatty acids from fish and fish oils are cardioprotective, particularly in the setting of secondary prevention. Omega-3 fatty acids benefit multiple cardiometabolic risk factors including blood pressure, lipids, vascular reactivity and cardiac function, as well as having antithrombotic, anti-inflammatory and anti-oxidative actions.

Professor Trevor Mori is an NHMRC Senior Research Fellow in the UWA Medical School, located at Royal Perth Hospital. Over more than 30 years his research has studied the effects of diet, particularly omega-3 fatty acids, and lifestyle, on risk factors for cardiovascular disease. He also leads the cardiometabolic program of the Raine Study. 

He is a past-president of the Australian Atherosclerosis Society, and current board member of the International Society for the Study of Fatty Acids and Lipids. He has published more than 320 research articles, reviews and book chapters, and co-authored a number of health policy documents for the Australian National Heart Foundation.

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The lecture will be followed by light refreshments.