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Annual Florey Public Lecture | Osteoarthritis; translating research into practice

Bonython Hall at the University of Adelaide

The Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences is proud to present the Annual Florey Public Lecture with esteemed guest speaker Professor David Hunter, who will be presenting Osteoarthritis; translating research into practice

Over three million Australian's are affected by osteoarthritis (OA). It is the leading cause of disability and health service utilisation. With management of the disease predominately reactive, Australia is currently facing an exploding epidemic of chronic diseases.

Ranked as the world’s leading expert in OA, Professor Hunter will be sharing his research on a multidisciplinary approach to the treatment of OA—focusing specifically on disease prevention, and tailoring management to the needs of individual consumers and evidence-based health service delivery. 

This is a unique opportunity to learn from Professor Hunter about his multidisciplinary approach to OA. 

About the presenter

Professor David Hunter

Professor David Hunter is Chair of the Institute of Bones and Joint Research and staff specialist at the Royal North Shore Hospital. He holds a medical degree and Master of Sport Medicine from the University of New South Wales. Professor Hunter completed his fellowship in rheumatology at the Royal Australia College of Physicians and has a Masters in Medical Sciences (Clinical Epidemiology) from the University of Newcastle. 

Professor Hunter is the Florance and Cope Chair of Rheumatology and Professor of Medicine at University of Sydney. He is also an editor for leading international journals in his field, has authored books on osteoarthritis and has over 400 publications in peer reviewed journals. His research is focused on a number of key elements in OA, including the epidemiology of osteoarthritis, the application of imaging to better understand structure and function with application to both epidemiologic research and clinical trials, novel therapies in disease management, and heath service system delivery of chronic disease management.

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