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HEALTHY DEBATE: Cholesterol – Have Doctors Got It Right or Wrong?

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“50% of what you learn in medical school will turn out to be either outdated or dead wrong within 5 years of your graduation.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 is going to be tackling this important issue head on, with our debating teams:




The debate will be exploring 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 will have 7 minutes to pitch their argument, and after both sides have presented, you will get to vote which team wins!

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.

Join us 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.

Cost: $25 non-members / $20 ACNEM Members (including GST) – register below!

Register now to be a part of the live event OR receive the on-demand video post event.

1 A Statin-Free Life: A Revolutionary Life Plan for Tackling Heart Disease – Without the Use of Statins, by Aseem Malhotra


Event Date

8th, February 2022 @ 8:00 pm

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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 ...

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Dr Anthony Chaffee

Neurosurgical Registrar 

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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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Dr Jason Kaplan


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 ...

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Prof 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 ...

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