Hypothetical: WonderDrug™

Conservatorium Theatre, Queensland Conservatorium Griffith University

Summary

On average it takes 10 years for a new medicine to be approved. Along the way up to 85% of candidates will fail and a lot of money is spent. So how does a likely chemical candidate become the next big medicine?

Using a ‘Hypothetical’ format, Dr Norman Swan leads a discussion that follows the genesis of an amazing new hypothetical medicine, WonderDrug™. Our panel of medical experts will follow its theoretical journey from finding the likely candidate chemical to the clinical trials and then its path out to the wide world. They will explore how regulation, risk and reward shape the scientific journey through the (clinical) trials and tribulations of the next great WonderDrug™.

Hypothetical: WonderDrug™ is presented with The University of Queensland

FEATURING

Norman Swan

Norman Swan

Moderator

Norman Swan

Norman Swan is a multi-award winning producer and broadcaster, host of RN’s Health Report, co-host of Coronacast and commentator on ABC TV’s 7.30. Norman studied medicine in his native Scotland, training in...

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Trent Munro

Trent Munro

Speaker

Trent Munro

Professor Trent Munro is a Biotechnology and Biopharmaceutical professional with extensive experience in the CMC development of a wide array of biological and synthetic therapeutic modalities. He is currently a...

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Samantha Nixon

Samantha Nixon

Speaker

Samantha Nixon

Samantha is a former arachnophobe, turned venoms scientist and spider advocate at the Institute for Molecular Bioscience, The University of Queensland. Her research harnesses the unique chemistries in venoms for...

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Rajiv Khanna

Rajiv Khanna

Speaker

Rajiv Khanna

Rajiv Khanna is the founding Coordinator of QIMR Berghofer Centre for Immunotherapy and Vaccine Development. He is currently appointed as Senior Scientist at QIMR Berghofer and is also appointed as...

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Anand Gautam

Anand Gautam

Speaker

Anand Gautam

Dr Anand Gautam has had wide-ranging leadership roles in R&D and innovation strategies in Inflammation/Autoimmune Diseases/Cancer at international biotech and pharmaceutical companies for over 30 years. Anand has spent over...

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Tegan Taylor

Tegan Taylor

Speaker

Tegan Taylor

Tegan Taylor is a health and science reporter for the ABC and co-host of the ABC’s multi-award-winning Coronacast. She also co-hosts ABC Radio National’s Health Report and hosts the live...

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SUPPORTING LEARNING RESOURCES

Patent Medicine Collection Item

Dr Williams’ Pink Pills for Pale People were produced from 1890 to the early twentieth century. Dr Williams’ Medicine Company was the trading arm of G.T. Fulford & Co., a Canadian family business. The pills were used to treat a range of minor illnesses including headaches, sallow complexions and restoring strength after a bout of flu.

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Medicine Box Collection Item

Wooden medicine boxes and chests like this one were popularly used from at least the beginning of the 19th century and into the early 20th century. They contained an assortment of medicines, pharmaceuticals and home remedies and were a vital part of daily life.

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Medicine Chest Collection Item

This medical chest is a key tool in the medical care of people by the Royal Flying Doctor Service (RFDS) in the remote areas of Australia, with over 3,000 of these chests distributed throughout the country.

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Cost

Adult $35

Concession $30

Livestream $10

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Location

Conservatorium Theatre, Queensland Conservatorium Griffith University, South Brisbane, QLD,

Age Recommendation

Adults

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