Wrap up – 2015 National Men’s Health Week

You may have noticed a blue light streaming out of the front entrance of the Freemasons Grand Lodge from June 15-21. This was to acknowledge National Men’s Health Week – a week used to put the spotlight on men’s health in our communities.

In addition to the Inaugural South Australian Men’s Health Research Symposium at SAHMRi on Thurs 18 June, the Centre promoted Men’s Health Week through community engagement activities and press releases from the Centre.

  • In the lead up to Men’s Health Week, Professor Wittert spoke about lifestyle choices and the impact on health to about 60 men from the electorate of Light at the Hewett Centre at Gawler on Thurs 11th June in the evening . The event was organised by local MP and Patron of the FFCMH, the Hon Tony Piccolo MP, and this was followed by a Men’s Health Expo at the Community Centre the following day.
  • On Tuesday 16 June, Marg McGee spoke about the Centre’s men’s health research program at the Brighton Secondary School Jeffrey Kong Auditorium at the beginning of an evening of music put on by the school and organised by John Rand, W. Master Arturo Larizza, and Joe Ienco and the Brighton Freemason United Lodge.
  • On Friday 19 June, Professor Wittert spoke about men’s health to 70 Marine Surveyors (all men, but 1) attending The Australian Maritime Safety Authority’s National Marine Surveyors Workshop at Port Adelaide.

Press releases

  • Men’s Health Week: outsmarting advanced prostate cancer (Dr Luke Selth and Prof Wayne Tilley)
  • New study: panic attacks can lead to heart disease (Dr Phil Tully, Prof Gary Wittert)
  • Prostate hope in pioneer test (A/Prof Lisa Butler)
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