U3A Browns Bay Inc formed in June 2000

Guest Speakers

Our focus is on Exceptional New Zealanders doing exceptional things

Prof Julian Paton

Guest Speaker: Professor Julian Paton

"Brain Blood pressure Research " 

Novel ideas from a new heart research centre
for combatting cardiovascular disease

Cardiovascular disease is New Zealand’s biggest killer and responsible for the shorter life span of Māori and Pacific People. Professor Julian Paton will present how a new centre for heart research at the University of Auckland has been built called Manaaki Mānawa (preserving the life force of the heart). For the first time we have united a fully inter-disciplinary workforce focused on improving treatment for cardiovascular disease and preventing stroke, heart attacks, sleep apnoea and renal failure.
He will describe some of the most exciting ongoing research projects including how they are using bionics to reverse heart failure, introduce a new implantable and re-chargeable pacemaker, how they may have discovered the first new drug for treating high blood pressure for nearly 20 years, and how 3D
printing could be used to grow new heart valves.

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Overview of our Monthly Meetings
The two hour meeting is held on the first Tuesday morning of each month in Browns Bay. An invited speaker, expert in the field, informs, educates and entertains us. Our focus is Exceptional New Zealanders doing Exceptional Things in New Zealand. A wide range of current topics is covered and we are sometimes privy to information not yet released by the researchers to the public.

The second part of the meeting is provided by our U3A Special Interest Groups whose presentations have been identified as being of interest for the whole membership. A tea break provides the opportunity for members to mix and chat. Attendance at the main monthly meetings is optional. Members are required to attend one or more Special Interest Groups as this is where the active learning focus of the U3A philosophy occurs and long last friendships are made.

Sometimes the sessions are reversed to suit the Guest Speaker.