Sunday, 22 October 2017

Message from the Chair of MUSAG - Professor Julian Smith


Incoming RACS CEO visits Monash Medical School

Ms Mary Harney, a distinguished member of the Monash University Alumni and the incoming CEO of the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons, is a well-established and respected member of the health, science and agricultural sectors in Australia.

Whilst attending the recent Monash Global Leaders' Summit at the Clayton Campus Ms Harney took the opportunity to meet with the Dean of the Faculty of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences, Professor Christina Mitchell, and with surgical educators and researchers at the School of Clinical Sciences at Monash Health and also at the Central Clinical School.             
                         

What's new in Research - around the campuses

                                          Monash Health

Monash Health would like to highlight the impressive work of their Upper GI/HPB unit over the past 12 months.
  
This unit is now running 6 clinical trials, has been involved in the establishment of the Victorian Upper GI cancer registry – both pancreatic and oesophago-gastric modules – and have been instrumental in linking a tissue bank with the pancreatic registry.  

The unit has had 2 PhD students submit theses in the past year and has a further PhD student enrolled with another about to commence as well as one Master’s student.

They have had 11 publications and have helped to arrange a state-wide symposium on the optimal pathways of care for patients with Oesophageal Cancer.  

New Professor of Surgery - Eastern Health: Dr Shomik Sengupta

Dr. Shomik Sengupta is a consultant urologist with a uro-oncology subspecialty interest – including open, laparoscopic and robotic cancer surgery. Prior to his appointment to Eastern Health, Shomik was a VMO with the Department of Urology at Austin Health, including as Director of Training & Research from 2012 to 2017. He has also been a Clinical Associate Professor in the Department of Surgery, University of Melbourne since 2014. Shomik undertakes private practice based in Glen Waverley and East Melbourne.

Monash Researches Lead the Way in Saving Lives and Limbs

Originally published http://scsenews.blogspot.com.au/2017/08/monash-innovation-will-save-limbs-and.html

Monash University and Monash Health researchers/clinicians have led a collaboration of Australian organisations to solve a global medical problem that will save lives around the world.

Fulbright Fellow to visit Monash University Department of Surgery - Alfred

You are invited to attend a public lecture on 2 November being given by Professor T. Clark Gamblin on male cancers. Professor Gamblin is being hosted by the Alfred-Monash Department of Surgery.

Register online for the 2 Nov 2017 public lecture

Polglase visiting Professorship in Colorectal Surgery - Cabrini Health

The Cabrini Department of Surgery will soon welcome Professor David Larson as part of the 2017 AL Polglase Visiting Professorship in Colorectal Surgery. Dr Larson is Chair of Colorectal Surgery at the world renowned Mayo Clinic, Rochester Minnesota USA.

Alfred hosts leading Osteointegration expert

The Alfred Department of Surgery and Plastic Unit were pleased to host Dr Max Ortiz Catalán. During his visit he visited with research groups and also gave a public lecture that shed light on how biology and mechatronics, can integrate man and machine through intuitive prosthetics, controlled by the mind.