The Graeme Clark Oration - Australia's most prestigious free public science event
The 2016 Oration
Science and Technology: New Frontiers for Helping People with Mental Illness
Thomas R. Insel, MD
Verily (Google Life Sciences), USA
The 2016 Oration
Dr Tom Insel
America’s Top Mental Health Researcher Joined Alphabet's Verily to tackle the big mysteries of mental health.
The University of Melbourne: proud joint partner of
the 2016 Graeme Clark Oration
Is it possible to diagnose mental illness with a phone?
Tom Insel talks about the future in this story from MIT Technology.
The Graeme Clark Innovation in Schools Award
This year its back, bigger than ever, find out how your school can become a world leader.
One of our most successful Orations was held on Tuesday 30 August at the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre. Over 1500 people from all areas of science and public heard Dr Insel explain how technology can impact on mental health diagnosis and treatment.
Innovation in Schools Winner
Congratulations to Parkdale Secondary College for an outstanding submission to take out the Graeme Clark Award for Science Innovation in Schools. We received a great response from some of the top schools around Victoria. The judging panel were impressed with the calibre of work but 'Parkdale stood out as an innovator in their approach to Science education'.
World's Science Leaders
The Oration brings to Melbourne some of the worlds greatest science leaders and is attended by local leaders from medical and biomedical research institutes, the academic community, the Australian and Victorian Governments, the philanthropic sector, representatives from the diplomatic corps, business leaders and some of our brightest Year 11 and 12 science students and their teachers.
My students and Staff greatly enjoyed the Oration and subsequent function. It certainly opened their eyes to some cutting edge Science but also to the esteem and value that such endeavour can bring. It is great to see Scientists being treated like ‘rock-stars’ for a change.
This is just a quick note to say how much I appreciated both the stunning lecture as well as the wonderful dinner where we could also do great networking. Your Convergence Science Network is a major contribution to scientific progress in Melbourne!
An event like this draws together politicians, scientists, the full gamut of some of the greatest minds and we sit around after an inspirational talk like tonight and talk about what we can do better.
Thank you for opening these
wonderful talks up to the general public. It is value for people to know the exciting things happening in science!
It is wonderful that as a student of health sciences I can hear such a world-class speaker in my hometown. And for free! Thank you, thank you for organising such an event!
Since the inaugural Oration was delivered by Professor Graeme Clark in 2008, the lecture has grown in stature and attracted outstanding orators, making it one of the most prestigious Orations within the Australian scientific lecture calendar.
The Graeme Clark Oration
The Graeme Clark Oration is delivered by global leaders in health and medical science in honour of Prof. Graeme Clark’s pioneering work in developing the bionic ear in Melbourne in the 1970’s. It is recognised as Australia’s most prestigious free public science event and is attended by secondary school students.