SPHERE 2017 International Symposium

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Date(s) - 22/11/2017 - 23/11/2017
8:00 am - 5:30 pm

City Recital Hall Sydney

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SPHERE 2017 International Symposium to Explore Link Between Health and the Built Environment in Inside Outside

The SPHERE 2017 International Symposium will bring together prominent medical and health experts from Australia and abroad to generate new insights into innovation in healthcare, including the role of the built environment. The Symposium will be held over two days from 22-23 November at the City Recital Hall, Sydney.

Inside Outside – Health and the Built Environment is one of four sessions to be covered at the Symposium, and will explore the relationship between health and the built environment, looking at the impact of buildings and physical surroundings on individual and social wellbeing. The session will be introduced by Geoff Roberts, Greater Sydney Commission and will feature addresses from Lucy Turnbull AO, Greater Sydney Commission, Professor Michael Nilsson, Hunter Research Institute and Sam Bowen, Commonwealth Bank of Australia.

The session will also include a panel session featuring Professor Evelyne de Leeuw from the Centre for Health Equity Training, Research and Evaluation (CHETRE), UNSW. De Leeuw is the former Director of the World Health Organisation Collaborating Centre for Research on Healthy Cities and has a research background in public health and urban and regional studies.

The Symposium will be hosted by Dr Norman Swan, highly acclaimed broadcaster, producer and investigative journalist from ABC Radio National’s The Health Report and will also feature prominent international experts Sastry Chilukuri of McKinsey and Company, Professor Gary Ford of the Oxford Academic Health Science Network and Bill Ferris AC, Chair, Innovation and Science Australia Board.

In addition to discussing the link between health and the built environment, speakers will cover topics relating to healthcare policy, innovation, and public and patient involvement. Addresses and panel discussions will be interspersed with displays from health start-ups and interactive artworks and performances from Dr Robin Fox, Dr Michaela Davies and NIDA performers.

The SPHERE 2017 International Symposium is open to members of the public. Tickets include all sessions and meals over the two days of the Symposium, as well as networking drinks at the close of Day 1. Early bird registration with savings of up to $220 has been extended until 22nd September 2017:

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SPHERE is the Sydney Partnership for Health, Education, Research and Enterprise. It is a partnership of 14 education and medical research organisations joined together to collaborate on program development to improve the health and wellbeing of the communities they serve.