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For those with free time and a desire to learn. U3A provides an ideal environment in which to pursue new or existing interests. Visit our monthly meeting to see if you would like to join this friendly group. A full list of  interest groups is available on this site under Menu item Groups
Meeting on Wednesday
7 April 2021 at 9.45am
Citizens’ Centre,
College Road, Northcote

Guest Speaker: Geoff Braatvedt
Topic: Diabetes - Past, Present, Future

It’s a hundred years since Banting and Best discovered insulin. This is one of the greatest achievements of medicine and has led to the saving of millions of people’s lives. This talk will describe the history of this discovery and then go on to examine the causes of the different types of diabetes and their modern management. It will conclude with a description of some newer therapies as well as outlining preventative strategies to reduce the burden of this disease.
Associate Professor Geoff Braatvedt (MBChB, MRCP, FRACP, MD) completed his undergraduate training at the University of Cape Town in 1981 before moving to the UK in 1986.  He did further postgraduate training in the UK and obtained his Doctorate in Medicine from the University of Bristol in 1992 when he came to New Zealand.  In 1992, he was appointed as a Specialist Physician and Endocrinologist at Auckland Hospital and then Senior Lecturer at the University of Auckland Medical School in 1994 and Associate Professor in 2004.  He has 67 peer reviewed publications mostly in the field of diabetes and is currently working as an Endocrinologist at Green Lane Hospital and in private practice at the Mercy Specialist Centre, Epsom.

Mini Speaker: Geoff Sheehan
Athenian Democracy and the Death of Socrates

Hosts:    Famous and Infamous
Four members at 9.15am please
Morning Tea: Geology
Two members at 9.15am and a further 4 at 10.25am please
Hosts and morning tea teams are also responsible for ensuring the hall is left in a clean and tidy state at the end of the meeting


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