TV royalty Jessica Rowe to headline Hospital Week

Jessica Rowe will attend Westmead Hospital Week this year. [Photo credit: Hunter Headline]

Botox and fillers, the effectiveness of Chinese herbal medicines and surgery in war zones are just some of the tantalising topics to be explored by Australia’s leading health minds at Hospital Week 2019.

This year’s showcase will run over three days from 28 – 30 August at Westmead Hospital.

More than 100 stalls were on offer at Westmead Hospital Week in 2018.

It will feature more than 100 presentations about treatments and future insights into neurology, infectious diseases, thyroid care, lung cancer, drug health, ophthalmology and plastics and reconstructive surgery by local, national and international medical experts and researchers.

TV personality Jessica Rowe AM who is a celebrity journalist, author and ambassador for Beyond Blue will present at a psychiatry symposium about the bravery associated with asking for mental help.

Westmead Hospital Week 2018.

Jessica is a strong public advocate for mental health awareness, having experienced post-natal depression.

Other presentation highlights at this year’s showcase will include:

  • The evolution of thyroid disease
  • Supervised injecting facilities and drug harm reduction
  • Will immunotherapy replace chemotherapy?
  • It’s raining men: risk taking behaviour and brain injury in young men
There will be plenty of stalls and presentations on offer at Hospital Week 2019.

Westmead Association executive officer Georgette Hanna encouraged NSW Health staff members to save the dates and enjoy the brain food.

“We have put together a very exciting program this year and we can’t wait for everyone to enjoy the presentations” Georgette said.

“The Great Debate is a special feature of Hospital Week every year and this year our topic is ‘all the doctors activities can be replaced with a machine’. This debate is a highlight of Hospital Week so be sure to come along.”

Westmead Hospital haematology clinical director Dr Warrick Benson with Hospital Week organiser Georgette Hanna at last year’s event.

Hospital Week will be held at Westmead Hospital’s Westmead Education and Conference Centre.

The event is open to NSW Health staff members only. To register to attend a session pleased email Georgette Hanna: georgette.hanna@health.nsw.gov.au. It is free to attend.  

To view the program, click here.