The annual Weary Dunlop Symposium was held under different circumstances as part of Austin Health’s ResearchFest on 7th October 2020. Using the Teams platform, over 150 participants and viewers joined the broadcast to hear updates on Dunlop funded research from the researchers themselves.
We heard from Dr Sandra Iuliano on how dairy supplements in older adults has been found to reduce the incidence of falls and fractures, from Dr Priya Sumithran on exploring gut feelings to improve the treatment of obesity, and from Professor Andrew Gundlach on drug treatments of chronic pain and emotional disorders.
Each presenter acknowledged the importance of the Dunlop Foundation contribution to the progress of their projects, all of which had particular relevance to Veterans and their families.
We look forward to next year’s event, hopefully in more conventional circumstances.
Many thanks to Professor Jeffrey Zajac and the team at Austin for organising this event.