The Big Ideas: Patient Frailty and Surviving Surgery

Big Ideas Patient Frailty and Surviving Surgery

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  • Seminar

This is the first in a series of seminars presented by the Department of Critical Care. Each seminar will explore 'big ideas' in critical care, sharing developments in research and teaching from across our network. Join us face-to-face in Parkville or via zoom.

"Patient Frailty and Surviving Surgery"
Presented by Professor David Story and Dr Chuan-Whei Lee

Wednesday 1st May
(for 1.15pm start) - 2pm
Sanderson Room, Ground Floor, Medical Building 181, Grattan Street Parkville


David Story

Professor David Story is Professor and Chair of Anaesthesia, Head of the Department of Critical Care and President-Elect of the Australian and New Zealand College of Anesthetists (ANZCA). His main research interest is clinically- and cost-effective approaches to reduce perioperative risk, complications, disability, and mortality.

Chuan-Whei Lee Cropped

Dr Chuan-Whei Lee is an anaesthetist and pain medicine specialist at Royal Melbourne Hospital. She is completing a PhD focussing on postoperative survival and quality of life outcomes of older and high-risk patients with different end-of-life illness phases and trajectories who are considered for surgery. Dr Lee was recently awarded the 2024 Skantha Vallipuram Research Scholarship from the Australian and New Zealand College of Anaesthetists.

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