Event description

In today’s world, innovation comes at lightning speed and what was science fiction just a few short years ago, is reality today.  As a world leader in medical research and practice, UWA is at the cusp of the great discoveries shaping disease prevention, diagnosis and treatment.
 
Join us as we launch Research Week 2017 and celebrate 60 years of UWA Medicine with an interdisciplinary panel dedicated to transformative healthcare.  Everything from genomics to virtual reality to robotic surgery and harnessing cellular energy in the treatment of disease. 
 
Together with moderator, Professor John Newnham AM, Head of School, Obstetrics and Gynaecology, we’ll explore:

  • augmented reality tools that support practitioners in real time;
  • treatment apps;
  • diagnostics to combat antibiotic resistance;
  • high tech cancer detection; and
  • gene therapy.

The panel discussion will be followed by a Q&A. Then, join fellow alumni for refreshments, a firsthand look at some cutting-edge discoveries and a rare chance to talk with the people who made them.  You’re in for a special treat this year.

Moderator: 

Panellists:

  • Dr Brendan Kennedy, Laboratory Head, Harry Perkins Institute of Medical Research and Senior Research Fellow, School of Electrical, Electronic and Computer Engineering at The University of Western Australia
  • Katherine Hankinson, UWA PhD student
  • Marcus Pham, UWA electrical engineering and computer science student
  • Dr Christine Carson, Senior Postdoctoral Researcher, Harry Perkins Institute of Medical Research
  • Professor Anna Nowak, Academic Medical Oncologist

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Speakers

Brendan Kennedy

Dr Brendan Kennedy

  • The University of Western Australia
  • Laboratory Head, Harry Perkins Institute of Medical Research and Senior Research Fellow, School of Electrical, Electronic and Computer Engineering
Marcus Pham

Marcus Pham

  • Prospective PhD Student, Electrical Engineer and Computer Scientist

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