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SCGOPHCG Research Symposium 2021

The SCGOPHCG Department of Research, in collaboration with Charlies Foundation for Research hosts annual Research events to showcase the advances made by staff in improving the health of our community.

Research Symposium 2021 Event Programme (PDF)

This year’s Research Symposium is being held at Sir Charles Gairdner Hospital and Osborne Park Hospital during 19-21 October. The three days will include a variety of events:

  • a scientific poster showcase
  • new investigator presentations
  • keynote address
  • quiz night
  • research related workshops

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Research Week 2020 winners

Ten judges assessed 60 research posters and selected the following Scientific Poster Showcase winners:

First place

  • Loss of BAP1 and CDKN2A in malignant pleural mesothelioma: effect on survival
    Amber Louw, Ming Chai, Amanda Segal, Gary Lee, Jenette Creaney

Second place (tie)

  • Identifying Vasa Vasora during Atherosclerotic Plaque Progression
    Hanane Belhoul-Fakir, Juliana Hamzah, Shirley Jansen

  • Immunity in a transplanted organ never returns to normal
    Amy Prosser, Wen Hua Huang, Liu Liu, Sarah Dart, Monalyssa Watson, Bastiaan de Boer, Gary Jeffrey, Silvana Gaudieri, Luc Delriviere, Axel Kallies, Michaela Lucas

People’s Choice Award

  • The effects of an occupational therapy preventative approach on hospital acquired pressure injuries on an acute hospital ward
    Sascha Holbrook, Kristie Harper, Annette Barton, Colleen O’Brien-Malone


Over the course of the week, staff were able to hear from eight medical/scientific, nursing and allied health staff who presented their research findings. Judged by a panel of their peers, the following staff are the winners of the New Investigator presentations:

Medical/Scientific Award

  • Promoting uptake of influenza vaccination in cancer patients
    Dr Piyush Grover

Nursing Award

  • Family needs of an Australian adult intensive care unit waiting room
    Jing (Cherry) Ning

Allied Health Award

  • Examining the relationship between self awareness, cognition and function in post stroke recovery: A pilot study
    Toni Heinemann

Congratulations to all of the winners, and a big ‘Thank you!’ to Charlies Foundation for Research for their continued support of Research Week.

Last Updated: 29/09/2021