AMI June Seminar

Australia Myanmar Institute’s June Seminar

Myanmar Snakebite project

Date: Monday 26th June 2017

Time: 5:30 for 6pm (refreshments 7-7:30pm)

Venue : St. Vincent’s Hospital Melbourne, Seminar room, Level 3, Healy Wing (Building C), 41 Victoria Parade, Fitzroy, VIC 3065.

Directions : Parliament Station (by train), Free City Circle Brown Tram, Tram 86, 96 Corner of Nicholson & Vic Parade (St. Vincent’s Hospital stop) , Tram 11, 12 & 109 (St. Vincent’s Plaza, Stop 12) Please see the Map

Dr Chen Au Peh – MBBS FRACP PhD   Consultant Renal Physician & Clinical Associate, Professor of Medicine

Chen Au is a renal physician based at the Royal Adelaide Hospital. He graduated in Medicine from the University of Adelaide in 1987, and he is a Fellow of the Royal Australasian College of Physicians. His interest in today’s topic originated from his visits to Myanmar where he saw many snakebite patients with severe kidney failure. He is project leader of the DFAT-funded Myanmar Snakebite Project that aims to improve the health outcomes of snakebite patients in Myanmar.

Dr Afzal Mahmood – MBBS   Senior Lecturer at the School of Population Health, University of Adelaide

Afzal is an expert in health services development and research and community development, particularly in developing countries. His areas of specialisation are primary health care, health management information system, integrated and comprehensive care, health promotion, safe motherhood services and community development. Over the last 25 years Afzal has worked with a large number of government health departments, national and international NGOs and community organisations across countries including Indonesia, East Timor, Pakistan, Kenya, China, Bangladesh and Australia.

Associate Professor Julian White – Clinical Toxinologist, Women’s & Children’s Hospital & University of Adelaide

Julian White, a graduate of the University of Adelaide Medical School, has been involved in treating cases of envenoming for nearly 40 years, and since 1990 has been Head of Toxinology at the Women’s & Children’s Hospital, Adelaide. Julian was the 2015 recipient of the AMA (SA) award for “Outstanding contribution to medicine” and in the 2016 Australia Day honours was made a Member of the Order of Australia (AM). He is the author of around 200 publications in toxinology, including both basic venom research and clinical toxinology.

A question and answer session will be conducted after the talk.

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