Research under the spotlight

November 8, 2016

Royal Perth Hospital’s (RPH) status as a leader in healthcare was reinforced after three days of key researchers shared their findings with medical and science colleagues. 

The Medical Research Foundation’s (MRF) annual event
incorporated a range of speakers and topics as diverse as The Prognostic Relevance of Visual Hallucinations in First-Episode Psychosis and Chronic Schizophrenia to the Incidence and Risk Factors for Deliberate Self-Harm.
Guest speaker Professor Thomas Marwick, currently the Director of the Baker-IDI Heart and Diabetes Institute in Melbourne and recipient of more than fifty significant research grants and several awards gave a presentation about Preventing Heart Failure.
The Centre for Clinical Research in Emergency Medicine and the Harry Perkins Institute of Medical Research Annual Research Symposium also incorporated a range of speakers, from PhD students to esteemed professors and front-line emergency physicians.
Amongst the speakers was Prof Daniel Fatovich, Emergency Physician at RPH who outlined details of the Priorities in Emergency Research Studies – Patient Expectations.
The RPH Research Week ended with the Cell & Tissue Therapy WA (CTTWA) Innovations Day, where Head of Research Adjunct Prof David Nolan highlighted it had been 10 years since the centre was commissioned.
Adjunct Prof Marian Sturm, scientist and Facility Director of CTTWA, proudly told the audience that the centre was now a fully accredited manufacturing and testing facility with TGA, FACT (international) and NATA accreditation. 

For more information about the MRF and current research projects and opportunities visit the MRF website (external link)