MedTech Innovation in Australia: Expensive Game or Essential Industry
Date: Wednesday 19 August 2015
Time: 5.30-7.00 pm
Venue: St Vincent’s Hospital, Michael Chamberlain Lecture Theatre (Building E)
RSVP: Dr Tam Nguyen, t: 9231 2394, e: firstname.lastname@example.org
Panel discussion moderated by Dr Gael Jennings
Honorary Fellow, Centre for Advancing Journalism,
University of Melbourne
Prof Peter Doherty AC – Nobel Laureate
Frank McGuire MP – Victorian Parliamentary Secretary for Medical Research
Gary Johns – Writer for the Australian and former minister of the Keating Govt
Dr Andrew Cuthbertson – Chief Scientific Officer and R&D Director CSL
Brigitte Smith – Co-founder and Managing Partner GBS Ventures
Dr Gael Jennings
Gael Jennings is currently Senior Lecturer at the Centre for Advancing Journalism at the University of Melbourne. She worked as the national Science and Medical Reporter for ABC TV News, Quantum and 7.30 Report for ten years, winning thirteen science, technology, health and medical journalism awards.
Gael holds a First Class Honours degree in Science from the University of Melbourne, and PhD in Immunology from The Walter and Eliza Hall Institute.
About the Aikenhead Centre for Medical Discovery (ACMD)
Building on Victoria’s leading role in medical research, education and industry development, the ACMD partnership represents Australia’s first biomedical engineering research and education hub. Including some of Australia’s leading and internationally recognised researchers, it is a partnership between St Vincent’s Hospital, the St Vincent’s Institute, the University of Melbourne, the University of Wollongong, the Australian Catholic University, Swinburne University, RMIT, the O’Brien Institute and the Bionics Institute. A key feature is that it is embedded in a major hospital, at St Vincent’s in Melbourne, and it will cement Victoria as an internationally competitive developer of medical technology.