DoS Annual Research Showcase 2023

The Annual Department of Surgery Research Showcase was held on Tuesday 14th November 2023.

Staff, students, and honorary appointments met for the Annual Department of Surgery Research Showcase at the Woodward Conference Centre at Parkville on Tuesday 14th November.

The focus for this year’s showcase was Sustainable Surgery for a Future World, which was presided over by the Department of Surgery Research Showcase Organising Committee.

Invited Keynote Speakers

Professor Shekhar Kumta (The University of Melbourne/Northern Health Precinct Lead)
Dr Serena Duchi (Head of REMOD team, St Vincent’s Hospital)
A/Prof Forbes McGain (Associate Dean, Healthcare Sustainability, Western Health)

Panel Members

Professor Eugenie Kayak (Enterprise Professor in Sustainable Healthcare, Department of Critical Care, MMS)
A/Prof Forbes McGain (Associate Dean, Healthcare Sustainability, Western Health)
Dr Ben Dunne (Member of the RACS Sustainability Working Party, Royal Melbourne Hospital)
Dr Heather Machin (Senior Project Manager, Lions Eye Donation Service and Corneal Research Unit Centre for Eye Research Australia) University of Melbourne

DoS Presentations Speakers

Dr Lisa Zhu
– The University of Melbourne/ Ophthalmology
Dr Aaron Collins – The University of Melbourne/ Otolaryngology
Dr Carmine Onofrillo – The University of Melbourne/ St Vincent’s Hospital
Dr Doris Cao – The University of Melbourne/ Western Health
Dr Ben Dunne – The University of Melbourne/ The Royal Melbourne Hospital

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RhD Rapid Fire Oral Presentation Speakers

Satheesh Kumar
– Genetic Engineering Research Unit, Centre for Eye Research Australia, The University of Melbourne
Jenna Hall – Department of Anatomy and Physiology, The University of Melbourne
Amy Xie – St Vincent’s, Department of Electrical and Biomedical Engineering, The University of Melbourne
Arthur Yim – Austin Health, Department of Surgery, The University of Melbourne
Yuqing Lu – Royal Victorian Eye and Ear Hospital, The University of Melbourne

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Research Showcase Organising Committee

A/Prof Marcos Perini (Chair, DoS Research Committee, Austin Health, Department of Surgery, The University of Melbourne)
Dr Russell Hodgson (Northern Health, Department of Surgery, The University of Melbourne)
Dr Serena Duchi (St Vincent’s, Department of Surgery, The University of Melbourne)
Dr Carla Abbott (Royal Victorian Eye and Ear Hospital, CERA,Department of Surgery, The University of Melbourne)
Ms Michelle Marcola (Executive Administrator, Department of Surgery, The University of Melbourne)

The Department of Surgery would like to thank all our guest speakers, presenters, and chairs/co-chairs for making the day a huge success!

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