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SOUTH Australia’s newest and architecturally spectacular health and medical research institute SAHRMI is opening its doors to both public and peers for the official launch of its scientific program this week.

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The launch features a collaborative and interactive program of tours, workshops and keynote presentations.

Top Australian and international health and medical experts will stand alongside SAHRMI scientists to explore the facility’s key research themes during the launch.

“In total we are expecting around 4000 people over the week,” said SAHMRI Executive Director Professor Steve Wesselingh.

“The program for the SAHMRI Scientific Launch has been prepared to engage both the health and medical research sector and the general community, and will highlight key areas of research strength in South Australia,” he said.

The launch kicks off with walk-throughs of the landmark building.

On June 24, the ABC’s Tony Jones will host a Q&A-style panel discussion exploring the dieter’s eternal quandary ‘Fat vs Sugar’.

Panelists include SAHMRI theme leaders Professor Alex Brown (Aboriginal Health), Professor Maria Makrides (Healthy Mothers, Babies and Children) and Professor Julio Licinio (Mind and Brain) along with Professor Gary Wittert (Head of School of Medicine, University of Adelaide), Professor Manny Noakes (CSIRO) and industry representative Geoffrey Annison (Australian Food and Grocery Council).

[View the story “Fat vs Sugar: SAHMRI’s Q & A science launch event #sqanda June 24 2014” on Storify]

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