The Ritchie Centre Kaarene Fitzgerald Public Forum 2018

This year’s Kaarene Fitzgerald Public Forum will be held at Monash Children’s Hospital on Wednesday 21 November.

Kaarene Fitzgerald Public Forum
When
21 November 2018 - 7:00pm – 9:00pm
Where
Department of Paediatrics, Research and Education Precinct, Level 5, Monash Children’s Hospital, 246 Clayton Road, Clayton, Melbourne
Cost
Free
Contact
To register your attendance or if you require any further information please email caroline.menara@hudson.org.au or telephone 03 8572 2877.

The Kaarene Fitzgerald Public Forum is an annual event at which experts in infant and maternal care speak about current issues in the areas of sudden and unexpected death in infancy and stillbirth.

This year’s speakers and their topics are:

Improving outcomes for small babies
Associate Professor Suzanne Miller, The Ritchie Centre, Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Monash University and Hudson Institute of Medical Research.

“When you can’t breathe, nothing else matters….” Regenerative medicine for chronic lung disease in extremely premature babies
Dr Rebecca Lim, The Ritchie Centre, Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Monash University and Hudson Institute of Medical Research.

Sleeping like a baby – but should we be worried?
Professor Rosemary Horne, The Ritchie Centre, Department of Paediatrics, Monash University and Hudson Institute of Medical Research

About the speakers

A/Prof Suzie Miller studies brain development and the mechanisms by which compromised pregnancies may alter brain development, such that targeted neuroprotective therapies can be examined. Suzie is a Deputy Director of the Ritchie Centre and heads the Neurodevelopment and Neuroprotection Research Theme. Suzie holds an NHMRC Senior Research Fellowship.

Dr Rebecca Lim is a stem cell biologist specialising in gestational tissue derived stem cells. Bec is a Deputy Director of the Ritchie Centre and heads the Amnion Cell Biology Research Theme. Bec is a NHMRC Career Development Fellow and holds joint appointments with the Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Monash University and The Ritchie Centre, Hudson Institute of Medical Research. Bec holds adjunct appointments at the Australian Regenerative Medicine Institute and Chinese University Hong Kong. She serves on the scientific advisory board of the Centre for Commercialisation of Regenerative Medicine – Australia, and is a director of Meluha Capital, a Malaysian-owned biotech company.

Professor Rosemary Horne has research interests which cover numerous aspects of sleep in infants and children. Rosemary is a Senior Principal Research Fellow and heads the Infant and Child Health Research Theme within the Ritchie Centre. She is Chair of the Physiology working group of the International Society for the Study and Prevention of Infant Deaths and former chair of the Red Nose National Scientific Advisory Group, a Director of the International Paediatric Sleep Association, and is on the editorial boards of the Journal of Sleep Research, Sleep and Sleep Medicine.