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Drinks with a side of science

It sounds unlikely, but did you know the fountain of youth can be found in your beer or wine glass? It is, you are enjoying the upcoming Science in the Pub event at the Hamilton Hotel.

The Australian Society for Medical Research (ASMR) and the Queensland Institute of Medical Research (QIMR) will play hosts to this year’s Science in the Pub event where attendees can hear from Queensland’s leading ageing experts discuss the science of ageing while dispelling common ageing myths.

Event organiser Rachael McGeorge said that the Fountain of Youth: The Science of Ageing forum is a great opportunity for people to relax and enjoy a night at the pub with friends, while getting the real facts on ageing.

“Science and aging may seem like unusual subjects to discuss on a Friday night at the pub, but our speakers from UQ and QUT are very entertaining and will be giving some great insights into lifestyle, maintaining mental health as we get older and how our society can affect how we age,” Ms McGeorge said.

“It’s a wonderful chance to find out how you can live longer, how your lifestyle is affecting your life expectancy if living forever is a possibility and if it’s actually what we really want.

“Our panel of prominent scientists with backgrounds in mental health, women’s health, palliative care, cancer and dietary research will be there to answer your burning questions.

“There will be plenty of food and drinks, along with trivia and great prizes, so come along to Science in the Pub and enjoy some science with your Friday night out with friends.”

The Fountain of Youth: The Science of Ageing
When: 6.30-8.30pm Friday 25 May 2012
Where: The Hamilton Hotel (River Room), 442 Kingsford Smith Drive, Hamilton