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PROFESSOR MICHAEL SOLOMON
The proud recipient of the ROYAL PRINCE ALFRED HOSPITAL FOUNDATION MEDAL for 2014; for EXCELLENCE and OUTSTANDING ACHIEVEMENTS in MEDICAL RESEARCH.

RPAH Foundation Medal 2014
Professor Michael Solomon

The Royal Prince Alfred Hospital provides an excellent environment for talented scientists to apply new ideas and technologies to improve human health. This event provides a chance to celebrate what is great about research at Royal Prince Alfred Hospital and we are proud to be a part of it.

The medal and $50,000 Research Prize was presented by Channel 9's Ms Kate Creedon


SOuRCe presented aspects of our current work at the following meetings or conferences

Presentations 2014

Solomon MJ. The Inaugural Jack Mackay Plenary Lecture. Development of exenteration surgery. Peter MacCallum Colorectal Cancer Conference. Melbourne 20th of March 2014

Solomon MJ. The collaborative evolution of Pelvic Exenteration at RPA – novel neurovascular and bone techniques in over 350 cases. 10th Annual Asia Pacific Musculoskeletal Tumour Society. Melbourne 9 April 2014

Solomon MJ. Developing Academic Surgery for the future. Sydney Innovation and Research Sympsoium 2014, Friday, 16 May 2014, Australian Technology Park, Eveleigh, NSW

Solomon MJ. Evolution of pelvic exenteration over 25 years. The7th Biennial Congress of ASEAN Society of Colorectal Surgeons (ASCS) 2014. 17 – 18 July 2014, Singapore. [Invited Speaker]

Solomon MJ. Ensuring quality in surgical practice and the impact of surgical outcomes research. The7th Biennial Congress of ASEAN Society of Colorectal Surgeons (ASCS) 2014. 17 – 18 July 2014, Singapore. [Speaker, Plenary session]


Presentations 2013

Brown K, Koh C, Vasilaras A, Eisinger D, Solomon M. A clinical algorithm for the diagnosis and management of urological leaks following pelvic exenteration. RACS 82nd Annual Scientific Congress, Auckland, New Zealand, 6-10 May 2013

Cheng C, Lim SH, Shin J-S, Descallar J, Ng W, Solomon M, Chua W, Lee CS. Tumour infiltrating lymphocytes as a predictive and prognostic biomarker in rectal cancers treated with neoadjuvant chemoradiotherapy. Medical Oncology Group of Australia Incorporated Annual Scientific Meeting (MOGA ASM), Melbourne, 31st July – 2nd August 2013 (Poster Presentation)

Durcinoska I, Young J, Dobbins T, Solomon MJ. NSW Bowel cancer care survey: population-based assessment of patients cancer care coordination needs and preferences. Clinical Oncology Society of Australia 40th Annual Scientific Meeting, 12 – 14th November 2013 [Poster presentation]

Jacombs A, Rome P, Harrison J, Solomon M. Preoperative risk factors for determining method of closure in pelvic exenteration. RACS 82nd Annual Scientific Congress, Auckland, New Zealand, 6-10 May 2013, (Poster Presentation)

Jonker BP, Dexter M, Kiss ZHT, Solomon M, Young J, Clinician Preferences in Management of Trigeminal Neuralgia - A survey of Australian Neurosurgeons and Neurologists. World Society of Stereotactic and Functional Neurosurgery (WSSFN), Tokyo, Japan. 27-30th May 2013 [Oral Presentation]

JorgensenM, Young J, Dobbins T, Solomon M. A mortality risk prediction tool for older adults with lymph node-positive colon cancer. Clinical Oncology Society of Australia 40th Annual Scientific Meeting, 12 – 14th November 2013 [Oral presentation]

Jorgensen J, Young J, Dobbins T, Solomon M. Should abdominoperineal resection rate be sed as a surrogate marker of hospital quality in rectal cancer surgery? Clinical Oncology Society of Australia 40th Annual Scientific Meeting, 12 – 14th November 2013 [Oral presentation]

Lyon A, Solomon M, Harrison J. A qualitative study assessing the barriers to implementation of enhanced recovery after surgery. RACS 82nd Annual Scientific Congress, Auckland, New Zealand, 6-10 May 2013 (Poster Presentation).

Rankin N, Shaw T, McGregor D,Butow P, Young J, White K, Phillips J, Pearson S, Simes J, O’Connell E, Stone E. Identifying evidence-practice gaps in lung cancer and priority setting with clinicians in NSW, Australia. 15th World Lung Cancer Conference 27 – 30th October 2013

Shaw J, Young J, Butow P, Durcinoska I, Badgery-Parker T, Sandroussi C, Davidson P, Harrison H, Solomon M. Family connect: a randomised controlled trial to improve psychosocial outcomes for cancer carers. Clinical Oncology Society of Australia 40th Annual Scientific Meeting, 12 – 14th November 2013 [Oral presentation] (WON BEST OF THE BEST FOR GI CANCER)

Solomon MJ. Bone and Neuro-Vascular Involvement in the Pelvis. Royal College of Surgeons, Ireland 7 – 9th February 2013 [Guest speaker]

Solomon MJ. 88TH ABRAHAM COLLES LECTURE; The evolution of radical pelvic exenteration. Royal College of Surgeons Ireland (RCSI), Dublin, Ireland 7 – 9th February 2013 [Invited Guest Plenary Lecture].

Solomon MJ. The impact of surgical outcomes research on colorectal cancer management. AGM/Annual Scientific Meeting of the College of Surgeons, Academy of Medicine of Malaysia, 31 May to 2 June 2013 [Invited Lecture]

Solomon MJ. Surgery for locally advanced rectal cancer – how far should we go? AGM/Annual Scientific Meeting of the College of Surgeons, Academy of Medicine of Malaysia, 31 May to 2 June 2013 [Invited Lecture]

Solomon MJ. Integrating research, training and clinical service to improve colorectal cancer outcomes. AGM/Annual Scientific Meeting of the College of Surgeons, Academy of Medicine of Malaysia, 31 May to 2 June 2013 [Invited Lecture]

Solomon MJ. Exenteration for rectal cancer. AGM/Annual Scientific Meeting of the College of Surgeons, Academy of Medicine of Malaysia, 31 May to 2 June 2013 [Invited Lecture]

Solomon MJ. Surgery for far advanced rectal Cancer. 8th International Symposium of Colorectal Cancer, University of Erlangen, Erlangen, Germany. 3 – 4 June 2013 [Invited Lecture]

Solomon MJ. High fistula-in-ano: to flap or not to flap? Singapore General Hospital Colorectal Scientific Week 2013 2013 in conjunction with the 1st SingHealth Surgical Congress, 18th – 20th July [Invited Speaker]

Solomon MJ. Exenteration in advanced pelvic cancer: how do I decide? Singapore General Hospital Colorectal Scientific Week 2013 in conjunction with the 1st SingHealth Surgical Congress, 18th – 20th July 2013 [Invited Speaker]

Solomon MJ. Re-exenteration surgery: pushing the frontiers. Singapore General Hospital Colorectal Scientific Week 2013 in conjunction with the 1st SingHealth Surgical Congress,18th – 20th July 2013 [Invited Speaker]

Solomon MJ. Difficult laparoscoic colorectal surgery: tips and tricks. Singapore General Hospital Colorectal Scientific Week 2013 in conjunction with the 1st SingHealth Surgical Congress, 18th – 20th July 2013 [Invited Speaker]

Solomon MJ. Surgery for recurrent rectal cancer and advanced primary rectal cancer: how far should we go? National Rectal Cancer Summit, Wellington, New Zealand, 9 August 2013. [Invited Speaker]

Solomon MJ. Surgery for Loca lly Advanced and Recurrent Rectal Carcinoma. The 69th PCS Annual Clinical Congress, the Philippine Society of General Surgeons, 1st – 4th December 2013.

Solomon MJ. RCT’s for laparoscopic colon and rectal cancer. The 69th PCS Annual Clinical Congress, the Philippine Society of General Surgeons. 1st – 4th December 2013. [Speaker, Plenary session]

Solomon MJ. Management of complex fistula: Crohn’s and suprasphincteric. The 69th PCS Annual Clinical Congress, the Philippine Society of General Surgeons. 1st – 4th December 2013. [Speaker, Plenary session]

Solomon MJ. Pelvic exenteration: advanced surgical techniques for bone and neurovascular resection. The 69th PCS Annual Clinical Congress, the Philippine Society of General Surgeons. 1st – 4th December 2013. [Presenter, Master Class Surgery]

Solomon MJ. Ensuring quality in surgical practice: a global perspective. The 69th PCS Annual Clinical Congress, the Philippine Society of General Surgeons. 1st – 4th December 2013. [Speaker, Plenary session]

Warrier SK, Hwang S, Koh C, Shepherd H, Mak C, Carmalt H, Solomon M. Preservation or Division of the Intercostobrachial Nerve in Axillary Dissection for Breast Cancer: Meta-Analysis of Randomised Controlled Trials. 2013 San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium. San Antonio, Texas. 10 – 14th December, 2013 [Poster Presentation]

Young CJ, De-Loyde, Young J, Solomon MJ, Chew E, Byrne CM, Farager IG. Improving Quality of Life for People with Incurable Large Bowel Obstruction: RCT of Colonic Stent Insertion. 2013 ASCRS Annual Meeting, Phoenix, Arizona, USA, 27 April – 1 May 2013 (WON BEST CLINICAL POSTER PRESENTATION AWARD)

Young C, De-loyde K, Young J, Solomon M, Chew EH, Byrne C, Ian Faragher I. RCT of colonic stent insertion vs. surgical decompression for patients with malignant incurable large bowel obstruction. Clinical Oncology Society of Australia 40th Annual Scientific Meeting, 12 – 14th November 2013 [Poster presentation]

Young JM, Badgery-Parker T, Masya L, King M, Koh C, Lynch AC, Alexander G Heriot A, Solomon M. Quality of life and other patient reported outcomes following pelvic exenteration for pelvic malignancy: prospective, comparative study. Clinical Oncology Society of Australia 40th Annual Scientific Meeting, 12 – 14th November 2013 [Oral presentation]

Warrier SK, Hwang S, Koh C, Shepherd H, Mak C, Carmalt H, Solomon M. Preservation or Division of the Intercostobrachial Nerve in Axillary Dissection for Breast Cancer: Meta-Analysis of Randomised Controlled Trials. 2013 San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium. San Antonio, Texas. 10 – 14th December, 2013 [Poster Presentation]