Free Community Health Talks

Community Health Talks 

Join us at the City of Perth Library for our upcoming FREE community health talks!

The world-class researchers at RPH Research Foundation are sharing their knowledge with you.

Our talks cover a range of topics including healthy ageing, food as medicine, and living with pain. 

Our 2023 Community Health Talks are outlined below, for more information please email us or check closer to the event.

  • Title: Where Diabetes Meets the Eye: New Glucose-Lowering Drugs and their Benefits in Diabetes​
    Speaker: Dr Lakshini Herat

    Join us for an important community health talk on diabetes research, delivered by the RPH Research Foundation’s Career Advancement Fellow Dr Lakshini Herat. Dr Herat is a diabetes researcher with the Dobney Hypertension Centre conducting research in the heart of Perth. With over 1.7 million Australians living with diabetes, it is critical that we understand the disease and explore innovative solutions to improve outcomes for those affected. Dr Herat is conducting a world-first research project that is investigating the potential of new glucose-lowering treatments in preventing diabetic complications in the eye and kidney, and she will be sharing her insights and findings with us. You can have your blood pressure checked for free before the event. This event is brought to you by the RPH Research Foundation and City of Perth Library and is a great opportunity to learn more about diabetes.

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  • Title: Cell and Gene Therapies in Western Australia
    Speaker: Dr Zlatibor Velickovic

    The Ray and Bill Dobney Cell and Tissue Therapies WA (CTTWA) facility at Royal Perth Hospital (RPH) is at the forefront of innovative research to improve patient care. As Western Australia's only public hospital-accredited manufacturer of clinical grade cellular therapies, CTTWA is making significant contributions to the field of regenerative medicine.

    Join Facility Director Dr Zlatibor Velickovic for a free community health talk to learn more about the facility's advanced therapies manufacturing capabilities and the innovative research being conducted to develop personalised treatments for patients.  Dr Velickovic will share insights into the cutting-edge technology and techniques being used to advance the field of cell and gene therapy, and how this research is impacting patient care. Don't miss this exciting opportunity to learn more about this world-class facility and the groundbreaking research being conducted to improve patient outcomes.

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  • Title: Health in a Virtual Environment (HIVE)
    Speaker: Ms Eliza Becker

    The East Metropolitan Health Service (EMHS) Health in a Virtual Environment (HIVE) is Western Australia's first remote monitoring program which is at the national forefront of healthcare innovation. The programs aim to deliver safe, affordable and more person-focused care at the right place and right time.

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You can also access our past Community Health Talks for free on demand using the link below.

Click here to watch our past Community Health Talks on demand.


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