3 Apr 2019

Translational Research Symposium Speaker Spotlight: Doctor Kirsten Palmer

Dr Kirsten Palmer
Monash University's 5th annual Translational Research Symposium is being hosted by its three metropolitan clinical schools on 21 June 2019. The symposium will host a diverse group of medical researchers presenting their work into translational research. RSVP here.

Doctor Kirsten Palmer is a research fellow in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology at Monash Health.
Dr Kirsten Palmer is a clinician scientist. She currently works as both an obstetrician at Monash Health, where she is sub-specialising in maternal fetal medicine, and as a research fellow at Monash University. Kirsten initially obtained a degree in biomedical science from Monash University before completing her medical qualifications at The University of Melbourne. She has been actively engaged in research through-out her career, with research interests that range from fundamental research, clinical research and more recently research translation. She completed her PhD with Professor Stephen Tong in the Translational Obstetrics Group before returning to Monash to work with Professor Euan Wallace. Her main research focus addresses disorders of placentation, such as pre-eclampsia and fetal growth restriction. She is actively involved in the teaching and supervision of undergraduate and postgraduate students, as well as at a number of educational courses.

Doctor Palmer's presentation abstract can be found below:
Pursuing placental insufficiency: from pathophysiology to promising therapies

Pregnancies impacted by a poorly developed or under-functioning placenta are common and associated with a greater risk of adverse pregnancy events for both the mother and baby. These disorders of placentation include pre-eclampsia and fetal growth restriction. While clinical obstetric care for both these conditions has remained relatively unchanged in recent decades, the scientific understanding, particularly of pre-eclamptic pathophysiology, has advanced significantly. Here I will outline my research addressing the disorders of placentation, focusing on research translation and how we hope to take the scientific advances of today and use them to enhance clinical care delivery and improve outcomes for the women and babies of tomorrow.
We look forward to welcoming Dr Palmer for the Symposium!

More information:
Translational Research Symposium
  • Date: Friday 21 June 2019
  • Time: 8:30 for 9:00am start - 5:30pm close
  • RSVP here
Find out more about the symposium and our speaker program.

If you are a graduate student or early career researcher, you may be interested in the Young Investigator poster competition. See here for more details and to RSVP.

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