Moonshot or myth: Can Australia be the healthiest country in the world?

08 Jun
08:00 - 10:00
Vivid Ideas Exchange, Museum of Contemporary Art, Australia

What would it take to make Australia the healthiest nation in the world?

We’d need to grow some of the world’s best food. We’d have to lead on medical responses, through cutting edge treatments and world-class hospitals. We’d need clean air and open spaces for exercise, and a population sold on the benefits of sport. In short, it’s a grand national mission that would take a lot of different experts working together.

For over 100 years, CSIRO has been working with partners in research, industry, government and the community to make this vision a reality. From investigations into how to grow the perfect citrus fruit in NSW in 1924, to our research today into personalised health, like matching your diet to your genetics and 3D printing customised body parts, CSIRO brings together leaders in their fields across the country to deliver on complex and innovative visions.

But as pressure on our healthcare system increases, costs escalate, and healthy choices compete with busier lives, we need a new approach to our nation’s wellbeing. As part of VIVID Ideas, join Dr Larry Marshall, Chief Executive of CSIRO, Australia’s national science agency, on a journey towards realising the moonshot of becoming the world’s healthiest country.