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Alcohol Abuse: Susceptibilities and Protective Factors   View Summary
1 February 2018

This seminar hosted by the Brain and Body project node will bring together leading national and international experts who are investigating alcohol-related brain damage and exploring ways to reduce alcohol consumption in vulnerable populations.

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The IMPROVE trial - calcium-vitamin D supplementation and periodontal therapy   View Summary
5 February 2018

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The IMPROVE trial - calcium-vitamin D supplementation and periodontal therapy for improving metabolic and inflammatory profile among pregnant women in the slums of Rio de Janeiro. Part 1 (feasibility study).


Professor Berit L Heitmann, Unit for Dietary Studies at the Parker Institute, Bispebjerg and Frederiksberg Hospitals, Denmark

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OLE launch: The Science of Health and Wellbeing   View Summary
6 February 2018

Healthy Sydney University, School of Life and Environmental Sciences and the Charles Perkins Centre invite you to the launch of a brand new unit of study for 2018, OLET1616 The Science of Health and Wellbeing. This unit is part of the University's new undergraduate curriculum.

International Day of Women and Girls in Science   View Summary
8 February 2018

The day is marked each year to highlight the need for an end to gender bias in science, and to recognise the important contributions made by women in science around the world.

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Seminar - The Remote Control of Gene Expression   View Summary
9 February 2018


Professor Wendy Bickmore, Director, MRC Human Genetics Unit, MRC Institute of Genetics & Molecular Medicine, The University of Edinburgh

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Rehabilitation after total knee arthroplasty: what we know, what we don't know   View Summary
12 February 2018

The presentation will provide an overview of the evidence for supervised rehabilitation after TKA and discuss the implications of the evidence and the costs of the different rehabilitation options for policy and ultimately all of us.

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Seminar - Diabetes, an emerging public health challenge in China   View Summary
12 February 2018


Professor Duo Li, chief Professor of Nutrition in the Institute of Nutrition & Health at Qingdao University, Professor of Nutrition in the Department of Food Science & Nutrition at Zhejiang University, China

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Mitigating Poverty and Homelessness - is there a Role for Academia?   View Summary
13 February 2018

The seminar will i) present a myths and-misconceptions-free picture of poverty and homelessness and causes and sequellae in an Australian big city context, and ii) explore ways in which academics, either collectively or as individuals, might contribute to solutions eg through research, teaching/learning, and community engagement.

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Lecture - Is there a cure for ageing?   View Summary
13 February 2018


Professor Dame Linda Partridge from theUniversity College London andMax Planck Institute for the Biology of Ageing.

Seminar - How mycobacterial phenolic glycolipids subvert host macrophages in TB and leprosy   View Summary
13 February 2018


Professor Lalita Ramakrishnan, Professor of Immunology and Infectious Diseases, University of Cambridge


Lalita Ramakrishnan is known for her contributions to the understanding of the pathogenesis of tuberculosis. She graduated from Tufts University with a Ph.D. in Immunology, then she developed Mycobacterium marinum as a model for TB infection working with Stanley Falkow at Stanford. From 2001 to 2014 she served as a faculty at the University of Washington in Seattle where her laboratory developed the zebrafish model of TB. She currently serves as Professor of Immunology and Infectious Diseases at Cambridge University where she is also a Wellcome Trust Principal Research Fellow.


We have developed the zebrafish as a model to study tuberculosis and very recently leprosy. This model has allowed us to make surprising discoveries about mycobacterial pathogenesis, many of which go directly to treatment. In this talk, Professor Lalita Ramakrishnan will discuss how a mycobacterial surface lipid subverts host immunity to the pathogen's benefit. Professor Ramakrishnan will present how this works in TB to enable the bacteria to gain entry into the host, and then the special case of leprosy where the specialized bacterial lipid promotes demyelination and nerve damage.

Sydney Hacky Hour   View Summary
15 February 2018

Hacky Hour is a regular meet-up where researchers can congregate to collaborate, and get research help in a social environment. Experts will be on hand to advise on problems related to coding, data analytics, or digital tools, with knowledgeable folk from SIHand other departments who can help you with your questions.

Information session on international research funding   View Summary
19 February 2018

This session will provide an introduction to the Foundation's many funding schemes and in what way a "Humboldtian" is supported by the Foundation for her/his entire research career.

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Ending coronary heart: what would it take?   View Summary
22 February 2018


Associate ProfessorMark Huffman (Northwestern University's Feinberg School of Medicine)will discuss strategies for ending coronary heart disease in the context of previous global efforts to eradicate and cure disease.

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Inaugural Ruth Gall Memorial Lecture   View Summary
8 March 2018


Professor Jennifer Martin, Director of the Drug Design Centre at Griffith University

Lecture - Measuring the impact of research   View Summary
19 March 2018

Presented by Professor Trish Greenhalgh from the University of Oxford and Profesor Anne Kelso, CEO of the NHMRC

Brexit and the NHS workforce   View Summary
21 March 2018

The scheduled withdrawal of the UK from the European Union (EU) in March 2019 has significant implications for the UK National Health Service (NHS) in the UK. This seminar will focus on assessing the implications and likely impact on the workforce, notably on the flows of health care staff between the UK and countries of the EU.

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Professor JamesBuchan has specialized in health workforce policy and analysis throughout his career. His background includes periods as a senior HR manager in the National Health Service in Scotland; senior policy analyst at the Royal College of Nursing, (RCN), UK; and most recently as a specialist adviser to Health Workforce Australia. Most recently he has completed a contract as Senior Adviser-Human Resources for Health, WHO European Region. He has worked extensively as a consultant in Europe, Asia and the Pacific.

Molecular Microbiology Meeting 2018   View Summary
11 April 2018 to 12 April 2018

This meeting provides a forum for research scientists, laboratory staff and clinicians to share the latest issues and developments in the field of molecular microbiology.

Seminar-Novel treatments for pancreatitis and pancreatic cancer    View Summary
16 May 2018
Presented by Professor Minoti Apte from the University of New South Wales. An internationally renowned medical researcher into pancreatic disease.
Train to Engage: Intellectual Property   View Summary
21 May 2018
Open to all researchers and staff from the Sydney Medical School, students are particularly encouraged to attend. This seminar will cover: •Introduction to IP •Types of IP •Ownership of IP •Inventorship vs. Authorship •The University of Sydney IP process and IP policy •What can and can't be patented in life sciences •IP Group and Uniseed funding
Forum - the Key Thinkers Forum on Birthing on Country   View Summary
30 May 2018

This event is a 'Insight meets Q and A' style event chaired by our Patron Professor Tom Calma AO. There will be a panel of experts there to lead the discussion on the health outcomes and implications of birthing on country for Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander peoples in Australia.

SSEAC Vietnam Country Group Meeting   View Summary
1 June 2018
This meeting is for academics and HDR students whose research engages with Vietnam to come together and share recent developments in research and teaching, and to share Vietnam related opportunities with the group
Seminar - Developing easy to read written materials   View Summary
5 June 2018

This seminar series will cover best practices and research innovations in effective communication to improve the health literacy of our patients and communities.

Planetary health and urbanisation academic workshop   View Summary
7 June 2018 to 8 June 2018
Academics from across the University are invited to join a workshop with collaborators from the Chinese University of Hong Kong.
ASMR NSW Annual Scientific Meeting   View Summary
8 June 2018
The meeting is a multi-disciplinary event which showcases health and medical research in the state. Abstract submission closing date 3 May 2018. 9am. Surry Hills.
Takeda Pharmaceuticals COCKPI-T Australia 2018 Briefing   View Summary
12 June 2018
The University of Sydney welcomes Ms Kazuko Nakanishi, Associate Director of Strategic Alliances at Takeda Pharmaceutical Company Limited.
Sydney Global Child Health Network Research Showcase    View Summary
12 June 2018
A fantastic opportunity for individuals to meet with leadership group and gain information regarding current research activities within the Network.
Australian Laureate Fellowships Information Session   View Summary
14 June 2018
The University of Sydney is hosting a presentation and Q&A by Prof Joanne Tompkins, Executive Director Humanities and Creative Arts ARC and scheme lead Australian Laureate Fellowships.
The 2018 Big Idea   View Summary
21 June 2018
The symposium will provide an opportunity for everyone with an interest in research innovation and commercialisation.
Clinical Trials Showcase 2018   View Summary
21 June 2018
This showcase will provide an opportunity for anyone with interest in clinical trials, listen to expert speakers discuss patient and community engagement in clinical trials as well as strategies for running successful trials.
Symposium Research and Innovation Education Series   View Summary
21 June 2018
An invitation to attend the Symposium Research and Innovation Education Series.
Sydney Innovation and Research Symposium 2018   View Summary
22 June 2018
An invitation to attend the Sydney Innovation and Research Symposium 2018.
2018 RPA Medical Officers' Association 84th Annual Clinical Week Symposia   View Summary
25 June 2018 to 1 July 2018
The Symposia are free, open to all and registration is not required, unless otherwise specified.
Sydney Health Forum: Can owning a dog make you healthier?   View Summary
27 June 2018
The forum will provide a joint discussion on how a better understanding of human-dog relationships could influence policy, practice and public health.
2018 RPA Medical Officers' Association 84th Annual Clinical Week Symposia   View Summary
25 June 2018 to 1 July 2018
The Symposia are free, open to all and registration is not required, unless otherwise specified.
CRLI Open Forum and SIG Day Out: Unlocking the potential of learning innovation and research   View Summary
4 July 2018
The forum will provide discussion on key research challenges and questions, and find out more about research opportunities in education and innovation at the University.
SHERN Showcase 2018   View Summary
19 July 2018
Theme: Interprofessional education: what does success look like? The Sydney Health Education Research Network (SHERN) warmly invites academics, clinicians, and professional staff to join us for our next showcase.
Get published in 2018: Manuscript Writing Workshop   View Summary
23 July 2018
The workshop will guide you through a step-by-step formula that takes the uncertainty, confusion and inefficiency out of the paper-writing process, regardless of your level of experience.Presented by Professor Amanda Salis from the University of Sydney.
Emerging Health Policy Research Conference   View Summary
26 July 2018
The Emerging Health Policy Research Conference showcases emerging health policy research of academic researchers, health policy professionals and higher degree research students.
2018 ASM: New Horizons in the Technology of Medical Research   View Summary
26 July 2018
The Bosch Institute conducts an Annual Scientific Meeting each year. This is a full day program and registration is required. The ASM usually has a specific "focus" but the program ensures contribution from all research themes as well as the Bosch Young Investigators.
The 10th Bi-Annual Key Thinkers Forum   View Summary
31 July 2018
The Poche Centre of Indigenous Health is holding a panel discussion forum on the topic of 'displacement and the importance of family connections' for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and follow by theatre production of 'Which Way Home'.
CPC Westmead Research and Networking Forum    View Summary
6 August 2018
Theme: Impact of weight across lifespan. The forum will showcase the high-calibre, diverse and innovative work conducted by researchers and CPC project node leads working across Westmead.
Seminar - Treating obesity: new evidence on partial and total diet replacements   View Summary
6 August 2018
Presented by Professor Susan Jebb from the University of Oxford. 1pm. Camperdown campus.
Aboriginal Chronic Conditions Network Conference   View Summary
8 August 2018
Theme: Walk a mile in my shoes…do we ever factor in social determinants into how we deliver health care?
The future of cancer: can we find a cure?   View Summary
13 August 2018
The Westmead Institute for Medical Research is holding a seminar by providing insights and aspirations into new anti-cancer treatments, and the practicalities of translating research into clinical practice.
Doing nutrition better: A fresh approach   View Summary
14 August 2018
The workshop will provide a practical approach to incorporating behaviour change techniques to support healthy habit formation.
2018 Western NSW Health Research Network Conference   View Summary
16 August 2018 to 17 August 2018
Theme: Celebrating research partnerships in the bush
Chris O'Brien Lifehouse Concept   View Summary
17 August 2018
Do you have an idea for a research study concept but you are not sure how to make it happen? Come to the Lifehouse concept development workshop and learn how to turn this into a reality. The aim of this 1 day workshop is to help you turn new ideas for cancer clinical research studies into a persuasive 1-page concept outline. Concept outlines are an ideal starting point for writing study protocols, letters of intent to industry or grant. Participants in this 1 Day workshop are asked to come with an idea for a clinical research study. Workshop faculty members will help participants leave with a persuasive 1-page concept outline. The workshop program includes short presentations, written exercises, and small group discussions. The top 3 concepts will get access to Lifehouse resources to help develop their study further and apply for funding. HOW DO I GET TO GO? Applicants must provide a short descriptive title for their proposed clinical research study (30 words or less) and email before 3 August. Attendance is free, but places are limited so sign up soon
A Symposium on Imaging, Inflammation and Dermatology   View Summary
17 August 2018
The Centenary Institute will honour Professor Wolfgang Weninger, for his contribution to the Institute as a world-leading scientist by hosting a symposium that will bring together researchers from Australia and internationally.
Fiat Mist Seminar: Evidence-based Complementary Medicine and Pharmacy   View Summary
21 August 2018
Theme: How can evidence-based complementary medicines be integrated into pharmacy training and practice to ensure the safe and effective use of these products by the public?
Launch: NHMRC Centre of Research Excellence in Adolescent Health    View Summary
3 September 2018
An invitation to join the official launch of the NHMRC Centre of Research Excellence in Adolescent Health(CRE). The launch will include the voice of youth, an address from Megan Mitchell National Children's Commissioner, CRE research highlights, a panel discussion and endorsement of the CRE Youth Engagement Declaration.
Regulation of Myelin Formation and Regeneration in Health and Disease   View Summary
4 September 2018

Demyelinating diseases such as multiple sclerosis (MS) are characterised by an extensive loss of oligodendrocytes and myelin in the central nervous system (CNS). Myelin loss results in impaired conduction, axonal degeneration and neuronal cell death.

4 September 2018

An invitation to join theCentenary Workshopon Liver Injury and Cancer Program.

Public Lecture: Intellectual Disability and Dementia   View Summary
4 September 2018
Presented by Dr Seth Keller MD, Advocare Neurology of South Jersey USA.
General Practice Training and Education Conference   View Summary
11 September 2018 to 13 September 2018


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Seminar - Photobiomodulation in the Treatment of Still Intractable Diseases    View Summary
13 September 2018
Presented by Associate Professor Michael R Hamblin from the Harvard Medical School.
Seminar: Sydney Ideas - Stem cell therapy: the good, the bad and the ugly   View Summary
20 September 2018
This event brings together a panel of experts to discuss about stem cell therapies for a range of conditions.
Sydney Vietnam Symposium    View Summary
21 September 2018
A symposium for researchers, educators and students engaging with Vietnam. This inaugural Symposium will: - Showcase ongoing collaborative research being undertaken by University academics in Viet Nam - Explore opportunities for new cross-disciplinary collaborations in research and education - Discuss plans to strengthen the University's engagement with Viet Nam.
The MedTech Conference   View Summary
24 September 2018 to 26 September 2018
The conference will provide an opportunity for everyone to connect and network with medical technology professionals.
Symposium - Experiences of Dementia: Stories from those who care   View Summary
26 September 2018

The Symposium will provide an opportunity for everyone to share their stories and listen to stories of others about the day to day experience of living with dementia. RSVP before 19 September.

The Accelerated Computing for Innovation Symposium   View Summary
28 September 2018
We are celebrating the cutting edge of computing in a one-day technology, big data, and machine learning spectacular! We have a fantastic line up of speakers showcasing outstanding work in science and industry revolutionised by accelerated computing, including precision medicine, walking the virtual earth, shark and star spotting, and life logging with wearable technology.
Poche Centre for Indigenous Health Annual Research Showcase 2018   View Summary
10 October 2018
You are invited to Save the Date and Submit an Abstract to the 2018 Annual Aboriginal Health Research Showcase. If you are currently engaged in research or other collaborative work relating to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health, we encourage you to submit an abstract of 200 words by Friday 7 September 2018 to Dr Rona Macniven
India Forum   View Summary
10 October 2018
The purpose of the forum is to share current research activities and institutional links, build links between scholars who have experience in India and those wanting to work with Indian institutions in the future, and identify the University's current level of engagement in India.
Sydney Cancer Conference 2018   View Summary
11 October 2018 to 12 October 2018

TheSydney Cancer Conference 2018 Organising Committee is working hard to develop an engaging and informative program that is not to be missed. Early bird closes on 31 August 2018.

Nicholas Catchlove Lecture 2018: Our Dynamic Microbiomes and Gut Health   View Summary
17 October 2018

Presented by Professor Rob Knight from the University of California.

Science in Australia Gender Equity (SAGE) All Staff Forum   View Summary
17 October 2018

Topics include SAGE Program work since launch, the Athena SWAN Bronze Award Application process, details of the proposed 4-year Action Plan and further opportunities to contribute to the Program.

Languages of the Land   View Summary
17 October 2018

Presented by Jakelin Troy,a linguistic anthropologist and a Ngarigu woman from the Snowy Mountains region of Australia.

1st Annual Inserm University of Sydney Joint Symposium CANCELLED   View Summary
18 October 2018 to 19 October 2018
The Inserm University of Sydney partnership are pleased to hold the first symposium focused on infectious diseases, genomics, cancer and environmental health.
1st Annual Inserm University of Sydney Joint Symposium CANCELLED   View Summary
18 October 2018 to 19 October 2018

TheInsermUniversity ofSydney partnership are pleased to hold the first symposium focused on infectious diseases, genomics, cancer and environmental health.

Seminar - Mapping Microbes on Scales from our Bodies to our Planet   View Summary
18 October 2018


Professor Rob Knight, University of California, American Gut Project

In this presentation, Professor Knight will describe the latest advances in mapping across the body, and how improved connections to high-throughput immune profiling could greatly assist in our understanding of health and disease.

Poche Centre packing day   View Summary
24 October 2018
The Poche Centre is seeking volunteers tohelp pack health kitsto promote healthy lifestyles andhealthy kids
Workshop - Collaborative Psycho-oncology research - why do we need it and how to do it    View Summary
30 October 2018
The 20th World Congress of Psycho-Oncology and Psychosocial Academy, full day workshop is suitable to any oncology and psycho-oncology healthcare professionals, researchers and policy makers. Please contact Haryana Dhillon if you are interested in attending the workshop and/or the conference.
4th Annual Chris O'Brien Lifehouse Research Symposium   View Summary
2 November 2018
This year'sChris O'Brien Lifehouse Research Symposiumwill honour the 40+ years of Professor Martin Tattersall's clinical research.
Workshop: Get your paper published   View Summary
7 November 2018
This one-day workshop is based on extensive linguistic research into the essential elements of successfully published peer-reviewed research papers.
Short course in critical infection   View Summary
8 November 2018 to 9 November 2018
Critical care and infection specialists in medicine, nursing and pharmacy will be part of case discussions and updates of all things relevant to severe and life-threatening infection.
SydMSK 2018 Annual Scientific Meeting   View Summary
9 November 2018
The Sydney Musculoskeletal, Bone & Joint Health Alliance aims to bring together world-leading researchers and opinion-leaders from across the University of Sydney campuses, its affiliated research centres, institutes and clinical schools.
How Do We Stem the Gender Gap in STEMM?   View Summary
16 November 2018
Co-hosted by Charles Perkins Centre and Science in Australia Gender Equity (SAGE)

This event is a joint collaboration between the Charles Perkins Centre & SAGE. During the plenary, we will consider the current gender gap in Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics and Medicine (STEMM), and how and when equality for women can be encouraged and achieved in the STEMM workforce.

Our keynote speaker, Dr Luke Holman will share his research on the gender gap in the science workforce. The research was published on 19 April 2018 in PLOS Biology journal, 'which mapped the gender gap using data on 36 million authors of more than 10 million articles published in 6,000 difference scientific journals over the past 15 years' (Holman, 2018). As an evolutionary biologist, Luke has been working with many talented women scientists andin his experience, there were more male than female researchers. Therefore, he aimsto redress the imbalance through this research.

The panel session will continue the discussion. The panel members will share their own experiences and ideas as to how we can stem the gender gap in the workplace with a particular emphasis on STEMM, including the SAGE Pilot Project. The panel consists of Professor Jennie Brand-Miller, Chair of Diversity & Inclusion Committee at the Charles Perkins Centre; Professor Renae Ryan, Academic Director of SAGE; Dr Luke Holman, Senior Lecturer, University of Melbourne; Associate Professor Andrew Holmes, Associate Professor;and Dr Samantha Solon-Biet, NHMRC Early Career Fellow, School of Life and Environmental Sciences, and Charles Perkins Centre.

A Q&A session will follow the panel where the audience will be encouraged to share their experiences and ideas for the future.

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Conference - Sydney New Horizons 2018   View Summary
19 November 2018 to 20 November 2018

Innovative science with impact: Strengthening alliances between research, practice and industry

Conference - What should universities be?   View Summary
23 November 2018 to 24 November 2018

A conference on the future of Universities organized by the University of Sydney Association of Professors (USAP)

Healing Our Spirit Worldwide   View Summary
26 November 2018 to 29 November 2018
The event is an opportunity to share knowledge, wisdom, learning and experiences that foster relationships, understandings and new opportunities.
The Future of Microbiome Research   View Summary
26 November 2018

This conference will look into the future of microbiome research, by addressing methodological challenges and emerging theoretical resources.

HSRAANZ Forum   View Summary
26 November 2018
This one-day forum will bring together stakeholders with experience in PROMS and PREMs to advance the health services research agenda
Osteoarthritis summit   View Summary
27 November 2018

Thesummitwill provide the latest developments on theNational Osteoarthritis Strategy, a health policy initiative to improve the quality of osteoarthritis prevention and management in Australia.Dr Norman Swanwill facilitate the summit.

How to use social media for academic impact   View Summary
27 November 2018
This session is open to all academic staff, however it is best suited to those who have recently signed up to, or are thinking of starting, a social media account.
3rd Women in Pharma & Medical Leadership Summit   View Summary
27 November 2018 to 30 November 2018

At thesummit, successful leaders from across Australia will showcase their path into leadership and highlight future paths for you.

ACTA Summit 2018 - Building a self-improving healthcare system   View Summary
29 November 2018 to 30 November 2018

The ACTA Summit 2018 is precisely focussed on investigator-initiated, clinician-led clinical trials' sector opportunities, challenges and expansion.

Harris Student Fellowship Showcase 2018   View Summary
29 November 2018
Hearthe results of students who have made art about grief, created a web advocacy tool for chronic pain, constructed a podcast series in the medical humanities and explored nurses in remote Indigenous communities.
Seminar - Translating fundamental research discoveries to clinical impact   View Summary
29 November 2018
Presentedby Professor Daria Mochly-Rosen,Professorof Chemical and Systems Biology and the George D Smith Professor for Translational Medicine atStanford University School of Medicine.
Workshop - Collaborative Psycho-oncology research - why do we need it and how to do it    View Summary
1 December 2018 to 2 December 2018
This conference will feature presentations on the latest research in performing arts healthcare, as well as practical workshops.
Sydney Bone Phenotyping Workshop   View Summary
3 December 2018

Featuring Dr Nicolas Bonnet, Associate Professor Natalie Sims and Dr Tara Brennan-Speranza.

Symposium - New Frontiers in Health Literacy Research   View Summary
4 December 2018

Theeventwill bring together some of the world's leading experts in health literacy including:

  • Professor Michael Paasche-Orlow - Boston University School of Medicine
  • Professor Richard Osborne Centre for Population Health Research - Deakin University
  • Professor Joanne Protheroe - Keele Medical School
  • Ms Jan Donovan - Consumers Health Forum of Australia
"Art and Surgery" by Simon Fieldhouse   View Summary
5 December 2018

The official launch of the RPA Institute of Academic surgery and Sydney Local Health District's "Art and Surgery" paintings by Simon Fieldhouse.