St George & Sutherland hospitals Medical Research Symposium

The annual St George and Sutherland Hospitals Medical Research Symposium returned to a hybrid event this year with presenters joined by researchers and staff in person at the Research and Education Centre at St George Hospital and also tuning in virtually.

An Acknowledgement to Country was given by The Honourable Linda Burney, MP and Tobi Wilson, Chief Executive SESLHD, welcomed attendees to the event.

“There is a really strong culture around research in our District and I’m very proud of the work that is being done here. This Symposium provides our researchers a wonderful platform to present their work and I hope those here are inspired to continue research projects that will benefit many generations into the future,” Mr Wilson said.

Pam Brown, CEO, St George and Sutherland Medical Research Foundation (SSMRF) and Professor Kate Moore, St George Hospital physician, UNSW Professor and SSMRF Board member provided an update on the organisation’s recent achievements and planned future projects.

UNSW Professor Georgina Hold, Symposium Chair and SESLHD Ethics Chair, said she loves being a part of the team that organises the annual event.

“Research drives innovation to improve the health of the community we serve. The annual research symposium provides a unique opportunity to immerse yourself in local research activity, network and learn. I am always in awe of the quality of the presentations and the opportunity to share and celebrate the great work going on in our hospitals,” Professor Hold said.

The symposium showcased current research projects from St George and Sutherland hospitals with keynote speakers Professor Emad El-Omar, Professor Peter Gonski and Professor Chris White delivering thought-provoking presentations.

Oral and poster presentations outlined various research projects currently underway.

Congratulations to the science and research prize winners!

Staff in a row smiling for the camera at the Symposium