[ASC-list] ASC(VIC) Event 20 Nov - Sci Comm and Men’s Health

imthinking (Ian Muchamore) ian at imthinking.com.au
Wed Oct 29 01:44:31 UTC 2008


Science Communication and Men's Health

Thursday 20 November 6.45pm for 7pm start
Upstairs at the Redback Brewery Hotel, 75 Flemington Road, North Melbourne
Cost: ASC Members free; Non-members: $10, Non-member students: $5.
Drinks and meals at bar prices

Speakers:
Luke Slattery - Founder and Executive Director, Movember Foundation
Cassy Bezeruk - Public Relations and Communications Manager, Andrology Australia
Dr Peter Stanton - Head of Basic Science Team, Male Reproductive
Research Group, Prince Henry's Institute

Australian men can expect to live 76 years, compared with women's life
expectancy of 81. One aspect is clearly men's "she'll be right"
attitude.  Men are less likely than women to visit their GP and when
something is wrong take longer than women to seek medical attention.
How can we better communicate about the science of men's health
issues?

A stunning Australian success story has been Movember and in 2007
thousands of 'mo bros' and 'mo sisters' raised AUD$21 million for
awareness raising and medical research programs focussed on men's
health issues.

There is national interest in the development of a men's health
strategy which would include education programs to communicate
important science based messages. What do we already know about best
practice in such education initiatives?

Whilst there are now several national health and screening programs
specifically for women there is nothing yet along similar lines for
the blokes. Where is current medical research in understanding men's
health issues?

No booking required. Further information about this event: ian at imthinking.com.au

The Australian Science Communicators (ASC) is a national association
of more than 400 journalists, editors, engineers, educators, and
communicators committed to the communication of science and
technology. Further information http://www.asc.asn.au/



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