“50% of what you learn in medical school will turn out to be either outdated or dead wrong within 5 years of your graduation. The trouble is no one can tell you which half. So, you have to learn to learn on your own.”
the late Professor David Sackett, one of the founding members of the Evidence-Based Medicine movement, observed.1
Is it time to stop, as healthcare professionals, and discuss how we interpret and manage cholesterol?
Do we continue doing what we are doing or is it time for a change?
Co-hosted by acnem Board Members Dr Shamistra Barathan and Martin Gillespie, acnem’s 2nd Healthy Debate tackles this important issue head on, with our debating teams:
The debate explores questions such as:
- How important is cholesterol in managing cardiovascular health?
- Does “the lower the better” principle still hold true?
- Do statins continue to play a role in preventing heart disease?
Each team member has only 7 minutes to pitch their argument!
acnem’s Healthy Debates: where evidence meets curiosity for the health of every body are dynamic and lively online events designed for medical and health practitioners, as well as patients who are interested in empowering themselves to understand more about health and wellbeing.
Purchase now for this on-demand webinar to get up to speed on the latest research and opinions from experienced clinical practitioner on both sides, and get more clarity on where you sit on this controversial topic.
8th, February 2022
Dr Anthony Chaffee
Dr Chaffee is an American medical doctor specializing in Neurosurgery who over a span of 20 years has researched the optimal nutritional habits for athletic performance and health. It is his assertion that most of the so-called chronic diseases we treat as doctors these days are actually caused by the ...View More
Dr Warrick Bishop
Doctor Warrick Bishop is a practicing Cardiologist, best-selling International author, and keynote speaker and who has a passion to help prevent heart disease on a global scale. Dr Bishop’s qualifications include: First cardiologist in Tasmania with this specialist recognition in CT Cardiac Coronary Angiography Current member of the Society of ...View More
Dr Aseem Malhotra
Dr Aseem Malhotra is an NHS Trained Consultant Cardiologist, and visiting Professor of Evidence Based Medicine, Bahiana School of Medicine and Public Health, Salvador, Brazil. He is a world renowned expert in the prevention, diagnosis and management of heart disease. He is honorary council member to the Metabolic Psychiatry Clinic ...View More
Dr Ross Walker
MBBS (Hons) FRACP FCSANZ, University of Sydney
Dr Ross Walker is an eminent practising cardiologist with a passion for people and health with 40 years’ experience as a clinician. For the past 20 years he has been focusing on preventative cardiology and is one of Australia’s leading preventative health experts. Considered one of the world’s best keynote ...View More
Professor Stephen Myers
ND, BMed, PhD
Professor Myers is the Director of the NatMed-Research Unit based at Southern Cross University. He is one of Australia’s leaders in natural, complementary, and integrative medicine, spearheading its development as a University academic discipline over the past 25 years. Stephen was the Head of the School of Natural and Complementary ...View More
Dr Jason Kaplan
BSc(Med) MBBS(Hons) FRACP FCSANZ FACC
Dr Jason Kaplan is a cardiac imaging specialist and preventative cardiologist who studied Medicine at UNSW and graduated with Honours in 1999, completing his Internal Medicine Training at St George and Prince of Wales hospitals and Adult Cardiology training at Royal Prince Alfred Hospital. Dr Kaplan has done additional training ...View More
“Yet again ACNEM combine brilliant professionals in their specialized field to share up to date, expertise and wisdom to help benefit our patients with holistic, evidence-based practical strategies. Thank you.”
"It was great to see clinicians on both sides of the debate with a passion for addressing lifestyle factors in cardiovascular health. I particularly enjoyed the focus on the complexity of the cholesterol story, and the need to carefully evaluate the risk vs benefits with patients when it comes to prescribing statins."
"Excellent, well-structured and informative debate."
“Such a privilege to be part of the audience to this brilliantly clear articulation of incredible expertise. Thank you ACNEM and amazing presenters.”