Princess Alexandra Hospital Health Symposium

"Department Showcase" With the exciting academic growth and health care development on the PAH campus, the 2012 Princess Alexandra Hospital Health Symposium will highlight how translational research and partnerships in health disciplines are leading to smarter use of drugs, improved and more cost-effective treatments for cancer; trauma; inflammation; cardiovascular disease and frailty. Educational sessions will cover integrating health service with smart e-applications and digital technologies and experts will lead workshops in statistics and grant writing. The PAH Health Symposium will be augmented by a multidisciplinary program of oral and poster communications - awarding the best basic, medical, surgical, nursing and allied health research with the prestigious PAH Week Awards and Prizes.
Event Type Symposium
When Aug 06, 2012
from 05:00 PM to 08:05 PM
Where Russell Strong Auditorium, PAH, 199 Ipswich Road, Woolloongabba
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Monday 6 August


1:00-2:30 Department Showcase


Co-chairs: Professor Stephen Lynch,
Dr Judy Flores


Department / Unit Presenter
1:00 Welcome Professor Ken Ho
1:05 Head and Neck (ENT) Associate Professor Ben Panizza
1:15 Radiation Oncology Professor Bryan Burmeister
1:25 Diamantina Institute Dr Antje Blumenthal
1:35 Cardiology Dr Mary Boyde
1:45 Respiratory Professor John Upham
1:55 Rehabilitation Dr Ron Hazelton
2:05 Prosthetics, Orthopaedics and Podiatry Mr Wayne Pugh
2:15 Clinical Pharmacology Professor Peter Pillans




2:45-4:05 Department Showcase

Co-chairs: Professor Ken Ho
Professor Matt Brown


Department / Unit Presenter
2:45 Anaesthetics Dr Pal Sivalingam
2:55 Clinical Haematology Associate Professor Devinder Gill
3:05 Hypertension Professor Michael Stowasser
3:15 Diamantina Institute Dr Marcel Dinger
3:25 Intensive Care Unit Associate Professor Bala Venkatesh
3:35 Centre for Functioning and Health Research Dr Steven McPhail
3:45 Infectious Disease Dr Geoffrey Playford
3:55 Rehabilitation Dr Melissa Kendall


4:05-6:00 Networking Drinks


Tuesday 7 August


07:00-08:30 Trauma Grand Rounds: 'Has damage control surgery changed our clinical outcomes?'
Keynote Speaker: Professor Hans-Christophe Pape - University of Hospital Aachen Germany


10:30-10:45 Official Opening

Chair: Dr Richard Ashby


10:45-11:15 Opening Address

Opening Address

Streamlining an organisation to get on target in a competitive environment - the BMW experience
Videoconference from Germany

Volker Richter
BMW Headquarters,


11:15-12:15 Plenary Lecture
Plenary Academic Health Science Centres and Networks: Lessons from the UK Professor Paul Stewart
Executive Director
Birmingham Health Partners


12:15-1:00 Lunch


1:00-2:30 Oral Sex and Cancer

Co-chairs: Associate Professor Benedict Panizza, PAH /
Professor David Whiteman, QIMR


Case and introduction Associate Professor Benedict Panizza
Head and Neck
Princess Alexandra Hospital
Survivorship issues - Assessing and improving the functional impact of head and neck cancer and its treatment. Dr Bena Cartmill
Speech Pathology
Princess Alexandra Hospital
Current clinical innovations - Integrating technological advances in imaging and radiotherapy to improve patient outcomes Dr David Pryor
Radiation Oncology
Princess Alexandra Hospital
Reducing toxicity - Minimally invasive transoral surgery Dr Scott Coman
Head and Neck
Princess Alexandra Hospital
Reducing toxicity - Developing collaborative group trials to de-escalate treatment. Associate Professor Sandro Porceddu
Radiation Oncology
Princess Alexandra Hospital
Exploring the role of HPV infection in head and neck cancer; epidemiology and biomarker profiling Dr Annika Antonsson
Department of Population Health
The role of genomic instability Dr Derek Richard
Institute of Health Biomedical Innovation - QUT


2:30-2:45 Afternoon Tea


2:45-4:15 Trauma: The Facets of Multi- Trauma Management

Co-chairs: Professor Michael Schuetz,
Associate Professor Mark Elcock


The facets of multi trauma management Dr Peter Coverdale
Acute Surgical Unit
Princess Alexandra Hospital
How can we maintain efficiency of Trauma management in the ED? Dr Katherine Isoardi
Emergency Department
Princess Alexandra Hospital
Cornerstones of "The Golden Standard" in Trauma management Professor Zsolt Balogh
Trauma Unit
John Hunter Hospital / University of Newcastle
Optimizing fracture healing  - Internal and external influences Dr Devakar Epari
Institute of Health and Biomedical Innovation, Queensland University of Technology
PA Hospital: international benchmarking of our performance in trauma management 2009-2011 Dr Marianna Zukiwskyj
Trauma Service
Princess Alexandra Hospital
Keynote lecture: What made a real difference in trauma management?
Videoconference from South Africa
Professor Ken Boffard
Charlotte Maxeke Johannesburg Academic Hospital
How can a hospital measure its cost effectiveness of Trauma management Professor Nick Graves
Institute of Health and Biomedical Innovation,
Queensland University of Technology
Panel Discussion: Cost effectiveness of trauma management Professor Michael Schuetz
Princess Alexandra Hospital / Queensland University of Technology


Wednesday 8 August



Transplantation: Challenges and Changes

Co-chairs: Prof Bala Venkatesh /
Dr Daryl Wall, RBWH


Organ donation in brain death and DCD - challenges and opportunities: the Australian perspective Associate Professor David Cook
Intensive Care
Princess Alexandra Hospital
Newer medical therapies to improve transplant success rates Associate Professor Anthony Griffin
Renal Transplantation Services
Princess Alexandra Hospital
Liver Transplantation - What is changing Associate Professor Graeme Macdonald
Gastroenterology and Hepatology
Princess Alexandra Hospital
Promise of pluripotent stem cell transplantation Dr Anthony Mills
Princess Alexandra Hospital
Panel discussion and questions Professor Bala Venkatesh
Intensive Care
Princess Alexandra Hospital


10:30-10:45 Morning Tea



Integration of patient factors, genetics, kinetics and disease profile to improve drug efficacy and reduce toxicity

Co-chairs: Associate Professor Jenny Martin /
Professor Nick Shaw, UQ


Setting the scene - the new paradigm of prescribing Associate Professor Jenny Martin
Clinical Pharmacology
UQ & Princess Alexandra Hospital
Targeting therapy to tumour genetics Associate Professor Nick Saunders
Epithelial Cancer Division
UQ Diamantina Institute
Targeting therapy to specific populations - prescribing problems facing mental health Dr Michael Barras
Molecular imaging in neuro-oncology: towards individualised treatment Professor Stephen Rose
e-Health Research Centre


12:15-1:00 Lunch



Cardiology: Opportunities and limitations of improvements in efficiency of clinical management

Co-chairs: Dr Paul Garrahy, Karen Slater

Cardiovascular Recent changes to ambulance management of STEMI Dr Stephen Rashford
Queensland Ambulance Service
Debate: Early discharge after cardiac intervention - possible, but should we?

Dr Gerard Connors
Dr Wingchi Lo
Dr Mary Boyde
Dr Karl Winckel
Dr John Kastrissios
Alister Whitta

Cardiac arrest survival at PAH

Lisa Tewhatu
Princess Alexandra Hospital

Professor Paul Gould
Cardiology Unit
Princess Alexandra Hospital


2:30-2:45 Afternoon Tea



Strokes, fallers and fractures - coming to a ward near you

Co-chairs: Kathy Grudzinskas /
Professor Nancy Low Choy, ACU


Different strokes - a hypothetical Dr Paul Varghese
Dr Phil Aitken
Dr Graham Hall
Jan Tovey 
Maria Draper
The cost of falls and their prevention in the hospital setting Associate Professor Terry Haines
Allied Health Research Unit, Monash University & Southern Health.
Melbourne, Victoria
Understanding and enhancing balance and gait in older people Dr Anna Hatton
Department of Physiotherapy
UQ and Princess Alexandra Hospital
Fractured neck of femur (NOF) management at PAH Dr Cameron Cooke
Orthopaedic Unit
Princess Alexandra Hospital
Selected Poster presentations Kathy Grudzinskas
Department of Physiotherapy
Princess Alexandra Hospital



Poster Viewing Function and Networking Drinks


List of 2012 Poster Expo presenters

Thursday 9 August

08:00-10:00 Covidien Surgical Prize - Room 1.4L.2 (Blue lifts, 4th floor)

Chair: Professor Brian Miller


Specialist General Surgeons Award Professor Brian Miller
General Surgery
Princess Alexandra Hospital
UQ Medical Educator
Covidien General Surgical Registrar Prize



Young Investigator Award Oral Presentations

Co-chairs: Dr Marcel Dinger and Dr Michael Stowasser

Young Investigator Awards

Junior Researcher - Clinical
Frailty in cardiac surgery

Outcomes and prognostic factors for patients with acute myeloid leukaemia admitted to the Intensive Care Unit

Lachlan Marshall

Kathryn Jackson
Junior Researcher - Basic Science
Intestinal microbiota are required for initiation of spondyloarthritis in SKG mice

The long noncoding RNA Evx1-as is necessary for primitive streak formation

Linda Rehaume

Seth Cheetham
Student - Clinical
A randomized trial of spironolactone use in subclinical diabetic cardiomyopathy: anti-fibrotic effects on myocardial structure and function

Cardiovascular risk factors and events are more frequent prior to the onset of rheumatoid arthritis than in the general population

Christine Jellis

Helen Pahau
Student - Basic Science
Diagnostic serum biomarkers for canine haemangiosarcoma: a potential model of human angiosarcoma

Multiple novel loci harbouring common and rare variants implicated in ankylosing spondylitis

Eunju (April) Choi

Adrian Cortes


10:15-10:30 Morning Tea




Chair: Professor Gerald Hotlmann


Setting the scene: the unmet need in patients with inflammatory diseases of the gastrointestinal tract and the liver Professor Gerald Holtmann
Gastroenterology and Hepatology Unit
Princess Alexandra Hospital
The underlying mechanism of mucosal inflammation Dr Purnima Bhat
Gastroenterology and Hepatology Unit
Princess Alexandra Hospital and UQ
Inflammation of the liver: more than viral infections Professor Elizabeth Powell Gastroenterology and Hepatology Unit
Princess Alexandra Hospital
Is there a link between the lumen of the gut and hepatic inflammation? Dr Ashok Raj
Princess Alexandra Hospital


12:15-1:00 Debate: Simulation Generation - do we still need patients to train health professionals?
Argument "For": Dr Phil Kay, Dr Blake Nield
Argument "Against": Professor Liz Ward, WALLIE - PAH's sim man & Lunch

Chair: Professor David Wilkinson



Education: Shaping the workforce of the future

Co-chairs: Professor David Wilkinson, Dr Paul Slocombe,
Dr Peter Hendy, Tom Steffens


A journey in research: a clinician's perspective Professor David Johnson
Metro South and Ipswich Nephrology and Transplant Services
Navigating the Human Research Ethics Committee Associate Professor Maher Gandhi
Princess Alexandra Hospital
Human Research Ethics Committee (HREC)
Research: sorting out your statistics Associate Professor Sanjoy Paul
Queensland Clinical Trials & Biostatistics Centre
University of Queensland
Mind games: performance management for clinicians Allira Rogers
Brisbane Sport and Exercise Medicine Specialist
Your learning style and what it means for work and training Fleur Jones
Medical Education Unit
Princess Alexandra Hospital


2:30-2:45 Afternoon Tea


2:45-4:15 Health Technology

Chair: Dr Richard Ashby

Health Technology

Health Technology - Introduction Dr Richard Ashby
Executive Services
Princess Alexandra Hospital
The Queensland Policy and Advisory Committee on Technology - the first 2 years Dr Andrew Johnson
Queensland Policy and Advisory Committee on new Technology
PA Online - The Future of Telehealth Professor Len Gray
Centre for Online Health
University of Queensland
Hospital Robotics - Pharmacy First! Ms Lynette Loy
Princess Alexandra Hospital
Medical Imaging - Back to the Future Dr Susanne Jeavons
Princess Alexandra Hospital
Panel Discussion Dr Richard Ashby
Princess Alexandra Hospital


Friday 10 August

8:30-10:15 Vision for the Future of Health Care

Chair: Professor Ken Ho

Vision for the Future of Health Care

8:35 - 8:55 - A Victorian Perspective: Translational Research Challenges Dr Stella Clark
Stella Connect
8:55 - 9:15 - A New South Wales Perspective Dr Tony Penna
Office for Health and Medical Research
New South Wales
9:15 - 9:35 - A Queensland Perspective: Constructing Partnerships to Achieve Excellence Professor David Theile
Diamantina Health Partners
9:35 - 9:50 - A National Perspective Professor Ian Frazer
Translational Research Institute
9:50 - 10:15 - Panel Discussion Professor Ken Ho


10:15-10:30 Morning Tea


10:30-11:00 Awards Presentations

Chair: Dr Richard Ashby

  • Nursing Educator Award
  • Allied Health Educator Award
  • Medical Educator Award
  • Young Investigator Awards
  • Poster Prizes


11:00-12:00 The Kurt Aaron Oration

Chair: Dr Susanne Jeavons

The Kurt Aaron Oration

Mary becomes Tom: Pope Joan and the endocrinology of sex Professor Paul Stewart
Dean of Medicine
Univeristy of Birmingham


12:00 PAH Society Lunch

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