School Seminar Program

SPHPM seminars are held on Wednesdays from 12pm–1pm in the Ground Floor Conference Rooms at 553 St Kilda Road unless otherwise stated. All are welcome and no RSVP is required.

Enquiries: Associate Professor Anita Wluka +61 3 9903 0994 or SPHPM Reception +61 3 9903 0444.


The Fontan Registry as a tool to improve outcomes. How far have we gone, how far can we go?

Professor Yves d'Udekem – Deputy Director, Cardiac Surgery, The Royal Children's Hospital

WEDNESDAY 31 OCTOBER 2018, 12PM–1PM · Conference Room 1, Ground Floor, 553 St Kilda Road, Melbourne

Prof Yves d’Udekem is an international leader as an academic surgeon in the field of paediatric cardiac surgery. He migrated from Belgium to Australia in 2003 to work at The Royal Children's Hospital. His research career is following an ascending trajectory in The Royal Children's Hospital, now one of the world leading centres in paediatric cardiac surgery. His current main focus of research is the long-term outcome of patients born with a single ventricle who have undergone a Fontan operation. He is now leading the world’s largest and most in-depth research of its kind in this patient population.


Parental occupational exposures preconception and after birth & development of asthma in their children

Kathrine Pape Madsen – Aarhus University, Denmark

WEDNESDAY 7 NOVEMBER 2018, 12PM–1PM · Ground Floor Conference Room, 553 St Kilda Road, Melbourne


Cardio-respiratory medicine

Associate Professor Les Bolitho – Wangaratta Cardiology and Respiratory Centre

WEDNESDAY 14 NOVEMBER 2018, 12PM–1PM · Conference Room, Ground Floor, 553 St Kilda Road, Melbourne


The Royal Commission into Aged Care we wanted but did not need: the roles of investigative journalism, politics and public health

Professor Joseph E Ibrahim – Head of the Health Law and Ageing Research Unit, Department of Forensic Medicine, SPHPM

WEDNESDAY 28 NOVEMBER 2018, 12PM–1PM · Conference Room 1, Ground Floor, 553 St Kilda Road, Melbourne

27 years after the quality and safety study into health care, we decide the same issues may be occurring in aged care and that we should act. Why did it take so long?


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