8 Jun 2018

2018 Surgical Research Forum – Innovation for better patient care

All welcome to the 2018 Surgical Research Forum - Innovation for better patient care, being held on 26 July. See details below. The forum is followed by a public lecture being given by Mr James Lee (pictured), a passionate advocate of using research to improve surgical practice.


  • Thursday 26 July, 2018
  • 1.30 pm 5.30 pm
  • Lecture Theatre, Level 5 Alfred Centre
  • Purpose:  To showcase the research activities of the Alfred Hospital Surgical Departments

Session 1 – The Hugh Dudley Symposium on Surgical Innovation 

Chair – A/Prof Bill Johnson Director of Surgery Alfred Health
1.30 pm

  A/Prof Jeremy Grummet    Innovations in the diagnosis of prostate cancer 
  1.45 pm    Prof Mark Fitzgerald    New tools for streamlining trauma care 
  2.00 pm    A/Prof Heather Cleland    Novel ways to achieve skin closure in burns patients 
  2.15 pm    Mr Frank Raiola    Osseointegration changing lives 
  2.30 pm    A/Prof Susan Liew    TBA 
  2.45 pm    Mr Charles Milne    An integrated approach to the operating room – Hybrid Technology

The Sir Edward Hughes Keynote Lecture
Introduced by Adrian Polglase 
3.00 pm

 Prof David McGiffin    Novel ideas to improve therapy for patients with end stage heart disease

3.30 3.45 pm Afternoon tea
Session 2 – The Paul O'Brien Younger Surgical Researchers Symposium
This Symposium will highlight the work of our Higher Degree Students and Post Doctoral Fellows
Chair – Professor Wendy Brown Chair, Department of Surgery

3.45 pm

  Dr Geraldine Ooi  Improving liver function through weight loss 
  4.00 pm    Mr Matt Read  Barretts oesophagus – towards a better future 
  4.15 pm    Mr Stephen Bell  ADIPOSE trial – the effect of weight loss on Rectal Cancer Surgery - Cabrini 
  4.30 pm    Dr Rebekah Engel  Organoid research and colorectal cancer - Cabrini 
  4.45 pm    TBA  Urology Masters 
  5.00 pm    Mr Cheng Lo  Epithelial autografts 
  5.15 pm    Mr Charles Pilgrim  IRE – new hope for inoperable Pancreatic Cancer

AMREP Lecture Theatre and Foyer, AMREP Education Centre, Alfred Health
5.30 pm    Drinks
6.00 pm    The John Masterton Public Lecture, "Thyroid Cancer, towards a better paradigm"
                 Speaker: Mr James Lee
                 Introduced by Mr Roger Wale

Enquiries: Dr Daphne Vogiagis daphne.vogiagis@monash.edu
Web: www.monash.edu/medicine/ccs/surgery-alfred

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