A unique event which is set to explore the future 50 years of medical research in Western Australia is planned for the culmination of The University of Western Australia’s Medical School’s golden anniversary.
The research symposium entitled Medical Research: Securing the Future Health of our State, will involve a number of high profile international, national and local speakers and is open to the public.
Speakers at the day long symposium, which takes place on November 2, include Professor Bill Cookson who is a respiratory expert based at Imperial College in London and also Professor Colin Masters who is a world leader in research into Alzheimer’s disease.
Professor Fiona Stanley, founding director of the Telethon Institute for Child Health Research and former Australian of the Year, will also be among the speakers.
The symposium will be opened by Dr Judy Edwards MLA, at 9am on Friday, November 2, 2007.
Dean of the Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry and Health Sciences at UWA, Professor Ian Puddey, said 2007 had been a landmark year for the Medical School.
“This year has been very special for the Medical School and we are delighted to end it by hosting this symposium, to which we would like to extend a warm welcome to members of the public.
“We are looking forward to sharing the school’s research achievements as well as thanking the local community for its continued support of our work, and giving an insight into the future direction of the medical research at the school,” Professor Puddey said.
Members of the public who would like to attend the symposium should contact Derrick Webley on 9346 2369 or via e mail on: [email protected].
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