Kaarene Fitzgerald Public Forum

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


Kaarene Fitzgerald
Kaarene Noelle Fitzgerald AC

The Forum was established in 2004 at the Ritchie Centre, Australia’s leading fetal and neonatal research centre, in honour of the late Kaarene Noelle Fitzgerald AC and the outstanding contribution she made over more than 25 years to research into the causes and prevention of sudden infant death syndrome.

The 2016 Kaarene Fitzgerald Public Forum was held on 5 December at Monash Medical Centre. The speakers were: Dr Emily Cohen, Department of Paediatrics, Monash University; Dr Miranda Davies-Tuck, Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Monash University; and Dr Rita Machaalani, SIDS and Sleep Apnea Laboratory, University of Sydney.

Inquiries can be directed to Lisieux Jones at lisieux.jones@monash.edu or call 03 9594 5145.

Visit www.youtube.com/RedNoseAustralia to view videos of the 2015 Forum.