Sunday, 18 March 2018

Intensive course: Surgical Research Essentials (SuRE) 16-17 Jun, 28-29 Jul, 8-9 Sep 2018

SuRE is accredited by RACS
Mr James Lee is the Surgical
Research Essentials  (SuRE)
course convenor
Mr James Lee is offering his highly successful introductory course: Surgical Research Essentials (SuRE) for the third year running. Register your interest now.

Why do this course?

A good understanding of surgical research is essential for a surgeon. Good quality research and the ability to apply it clinically is the cornerstone in evidence based practice. In training the surgeons of the future, compulsory research requirements have now been incorporated into every surgical training program. Not only that, research experience and output has become one of the differentiators in many job and training position applications.

Even if being an active researcher does not become part of your surgical career, a sound working knowledge of the ins and outs of research is essential. There is no better way to understand evidence based surgery than to be involved in a few research projects.


  • Dates: The course runs over three weekends: 16-17 Jun, 28-29 Jul, 8-9 Sep 2018
  • Time: 8.00 am - 5.00 pm
  • Discount available for students. Please note, this course is only available to year level 3 and above medical students. Please get in contact for more information.
  • Location: Seminar Room 1 Level 5, Alfred Centre
  • Quota: The course will be capped at 20 this year with a minimum of 10 to run.
  • RACS accreditation
  • Web:
  • Register interest

27 April 2018 Bionic limbs and osseointegration forum at the Alfred - all welcome

The Alfred-Monash forum on bionic limbs and osseointegration
is being held 3 pm Friday 27 April. All welcome, RSVP.
Mr Frank Bruscino-Raiola, Director and Head of Plastic Surgery at Alfred Health, and Mr Steven Gray, Director of Osseointegration (OI) & Targeted Muscle Reinnervation (TMR) Surgical and REHAB programme invite you to attend a forum at the AMREP Lecture Theatre

Osseointegration and Bionic Limb Integrated to Bone, Nerves and Muscles

Date: Friday 27 April 2018
Time: 2.30pm arrival/tea for 3.00pm start, followed by refreshments 4.30pm
Venue: AMREP Lecture Theatre, 75-85 Commercial Road, (between the Baker & Burnet Institutes), Melbourne 3004
RSVP for catering purposes:
Enquiries:  Mr Steven Gray,

26 April 2018 public lecture on prostate cancer diagnosis by A/Prof Jeremy Grummet

A/Prof Jeremy Grummet with a colleague. He is an advocate for
non-invasive diagnostic techniques for prostate cancer
You are invited to attend a public lecture by Associate Professor Jeremy Grummet on the Australian revolution in prostate cancer diagnosis, hosted by the Department of Surgery, Central Clinical School, Alfred Centre.

  • Date: Thursday 26 April 2018
  • Time: 5.30pm refreshments for 6.00pm start.  Lecture will be followed by Q&A session
  • Venue: AMREP Lecture Theatre
  • Cost: Free
  • RSVP: link
  • Web: 
  • Enquiries: E T +61 3 9903 0611

Bionic limbs becoming more integrated: Max Ortiz Catalán video

The Department of Surgery hosted a public lecture late last year (Thursday 21 September 2017), given by A/Prof Max Ortiz Catalán. A/Prof Max Ortiz Catalán sheds light on how biology and mechatronics, for the first time, can integrate man and machine through intuitive prosthetics useful in daily life.

Dr. Max Ortiz Catalán is an Associate Professor with Chalmers University of Technology where he founded the Biomechatronics and Neurorehabilitation Laboratory (@ChalmersBNL). He also serves as the Research Director with Integrum AB, Sweden. He received the European Youth Award in 2014, the Delsys Prize in 2016, the SER Prize in 2017, and the Brian & Joyce Blatchford Award in 2017.

Photo gallery:

Dr Geraldine Ooi wins 2017 D.S. Rosengarten Prize

This year's winner of the annual D.S. Rosengarten Surgical Research Prize, Dr Geraldine Ooi.

Dr Ooi presented on: Lipidomic analysis of nonalcoholic fatty liver disease in morbid obesity: Pathologic alterations in liver lipid profile and parallel serum changes with progressive disease. Dr Ooi is undertaking research for her PhD supervised by Professor Wendy Brown, Head of Department of Surgery.

See more about the event: and Photo gallery

Prof Clark Gamblin presents on "The forgotten male cancers"

The Department of Surgery hosted a public lecture in November 2017, given by Professor T. Clark Gamblin, Chief of Surgical Oncology, Medical College of Wisconsin, Milwaukee. The informative lecture looked at the progression and treatment of “The forgotten male cancers”.

Professor Gamblin, an internationally renowned surgeon specialising in cancers of the liver and pancreas, is a Fulbright Scholar who visited Australia in 2017 on the Fulbright Specialist Program.

Tuesday, 5 December 2017

The Henry O'Hara Surgical Research Trust Research Award 2018: due 18 Jan 2018

The Henry O’Hara Surgical Research scheme provides funding for small research studies to be conducted by medical graduates / surgical trainees. The proposed research must be conducted at The Alfred campus within The Alfred hospital / Monash University Department of Surgery under the direction of an experienced researcher who has an Alfred appointment.