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Uncovering the Secrets of Serious Gut Disorders

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2019 NSW Science & Research Breakfast Seminar Series

Laureate Professor Nick Talley from The University of Newcastle presents:

UNCOVERING THE SECRETS OF SERIOUS GUT DISORDERS

Around a third of all Australians are affected by chronic and unexplained disorders which target the nerves and muscles of the gut. In addition to the often severe discomfort they cause, conditions like dyspepsia and irritable bowel syndrome are also linked to fatigue, sleep disorders, impaired quality of life, lost productivity, depression and anxiety.

Conventional medical thinking long held that both conditions were functional disorders, but University of Newcastle neurogastroenterologist, Laureate Professor Nick Talley, has turned this concept upside down. His identification of a previously unrecognised pathology in functional dyspepsia attracted worldwide attention and his group’s detection of a possible bacterial factor in irritable bowel syndrome has likewise shone a light on another medical mystery. Both discoveries offer hope that new treatments may ultimately be developed.

Nick has been widely recognised for his seminal work, his latest accolade being his selection as NSW Scientist of the Year at the 2018 Premier’s Prizes for Science & Engineering.

Learn more about Laureate Professor Nick Talley’s quest to bring comfort to millions of Australians when he presents: Uncovering the Secrets of Serious Gut Disorders.

ABOUT THE SPEAKER

Laureate Professor Nick Talley AC, The University of Newcastle.

Nick is Pro Vice-Chancellor (Global Research) at The University of Newcastle.

He is a distinguished researcher, educator, clinical and academic leader.

An international authority in the field of neurogastroenterology, Nick ranks among the 400 most highly cited biomedical scientists in the work. In 2017, he was named Australia’s most cited academic by Google Scholar, with nearly 79,000 citations in the medical research literature (H index 132, Scopus 2018).

Nick’s award-winning textbook on the art of diagnosis, Clinical Examination (now in its eighth edition) is considered the authoritative text in the field and is used worldwide by medical students and specialists in training.

Nick holds the prestigious Adjunct Professorial appointment at the Karolinska institutet in Sweden and the academic rank of Professor of Medicine and Epidemiology at the Mayo Clinic.

In 2018, Nick was named NSW Scientist of the Year and received the Companion of the Order of Australia.

ABOUT THE EVENT

The 2019 Science & Research Breakfast Seminar Series is held in the Strangers’ Function Room at Parliament House of New South Wales, Sydney.

Entry is via Macquarie Street, Sydney. Guests are required to undergo routine security screening.

Breakfast, tea and coffee will be served from 7.30am.

The seminars will commence at 8am sharp and conclude by 9am. Tea and coffee will also be available afterwards.

For further information, please call (02) 9338 6617.

PREVIOUS NSW SCIENCE & RESEARCH BREAKFAST SEMINARS MAY BE VIEWED HERE.

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