Past Events

Past medical experts and celebrity speakers

Since they began in 2004, thousands of young professionals from across Sydney have attended a Young Garvan Forum. Guest speakers and MCs have included health and medical research professionals within Garvan and celebrities such as:

  • Dom Knight (ABC's The Chaser)
  • Jessica Rowe (Nine Network)
  • Sara-Marie Fedele (Big Brother)
  • Celebrity doctor Dr Cindy Pan
  • Andrew O’Keefe (Deal or No Deal, The Rich List)
  • Adam Spencer (ABC Radio 702)
  • Lizzy Lovette (2DayFM)
  • Yvonne Duncan (MTV)
  • Zoe Naylor (McLeod's Daughters)
  • Ms Tracey Spicer, Radio 2UE / Sky News
  • Dr Renee Lim (Australian actress, presenter and medical doctor)

Past forum topics

  • Chemistry of the Sexes: The Male vs Female Brain
  • Stem Cells: Unlocking Your Future
  • Does My Bum Look Big In This? A Male & Female Perspective
  • Is Stress Killing You? 
  • Holistic Therapies Vs Modern Medicine - Will They Ever Meet?
  • Genetic Research - Miracles, Morals & Mysteries
  • Can We Beat The Odds? A Spotlight On Cancer
  • Age and fertility: how late can I wait?
  • The future of living longer
  • Does my bum look big in this?
  • What is stress doing to your body?
  • How close are we to finding a cure for cancer?
  • Not just surviving, thriving
  • Affluenza: The stress of success
  • Genomics: do your genes fit?