Research shines at showcase

A group of three men and four women stand beside a banner that reads 'South Metropolitan Health Service  Research: striving to improve outcomes for patients and the community now and into the future"
Presenters at the inaugural SMHS Research Showcase.
December 4, 2018

More than 120 staff celebrated the diverse research being undertaken across the health service during the inaugural SMHS Research Showcase on Thursday 29 November.

SMHS Research Support and Development Unit Manager Mel Wright said it was great to see so many staff passionate about research and the forging of new collaborations between researchers throughout the day.

“Research is pivotal to SMHS and its local community so it’s fantastic for the health service to showcase it in this way,” Mel said.

A breakfast forum discussing lifestyle factors in disease management kicked off the event, with presentations from key speakers and an expert multi-disciplinary panel.

The lunchtime event showcased nine presentations from novice investigators across all multi-disciplinary areas in a three minute presentation format.

Advanced Paediatric Registrar Samara Baldwin’s short but sharp presentation on allergic reactions in high-risk infants during their first introduction to peanuts won the inaugural Spinnaker Novice Investigator award.

Researcher and PhD student Jocelyn Drinkwater was selected from a field of 27 submissions to win best digital poster prize for her study ‘Retinopathy predicts stroke in type 2 diabetes: The Fremantle Diabetes Study Phase II’.

The evening event had presentations from two expert keynote speakers, award presentations and celebrations.

The event was sponsored by Spinnaker Health Research Foundation and Harry Perkins Institute of Medical Research.

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