Hospital Week kicks off at Westmead Hospital

Westmead Association executive officer Georgette Hanna and Westmead Association president Dominic Dwyer.

Australia’s most prominent health experts have converged on Westmead Hospital as Hospital Week 2017 kicked off on August 16.

The nation’s leading health minds are set to deliver more than 100 presentations during the three-day event on the latest advancements, research and “hot button” issues in areas including stroke, neonatal intensive care, euthanasia, infectious disease and cardiology.

Westmead Hospital vascular surgeon Dr Delfino Di Mascio chats to Ethicon representative Kristen Harvey.

Day one includes symposiums on stroke, perioperative medicine, pathology, neonatal intensive care, radiation therapy, medication safety and osteoporosis.

Westmead Hospital midwifery unit manager Quentine Kwong with ANZ Ecomed product manager Lee Macer-Wright.

Transplant Australia director Prof Richard Allen presented the Read/Lowenthal oration.

Transplant Australia director Prof Richard Allen delivers the Read/Lowenthal oration.

A free community forum on stroke will be held in the Westmead Education Conference Centre tonight from 6.30pm.

Kellyville stroke survivor Erin Adams will share her story and Westmead Hospital’s stroke unit will also be on-hand to cover topics including treatment options, life after stroke and caring for stroke patients.

Westmead Hospital colorectal surgeon Dr Toufic El-Khoury speaks at the perioperative medicine symposium,

Westmead Hospital general manager Andrew Newton said Hospital Week highlighted the facility’s position as a leading health, research and teaching institution.

“We are proud to host a stellar line-up of industry leaders,” he said.

“Hospital Week aims to further enhance the international profile of Westmead Hospital and increase clinical, research and educational collaborations.

“We are thrilled to have so many Westmead Hospital clinicians and researchers presenting during the week, as well as hosting visiting doctors from leading health institutions across the country.”

To register for the free community forum, call 8890 7983.

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