TQEH Research Expo 2020 was held on Thursday 15 and Friday 16 October.

Each October the Basil Hetzel Institute for Translational Health Research holds TQEH Research Expo which now forms part of CALHN Research Week. TQEH Research Expo provides researchers in training with the opportunity to gain valuable experience in delivering presentations before a broad audience. 

For the first time since 2008, TQEH Research Expo was held in the main lecture theatre at The Queen Elizabeth Hospital (on Friday), to allow a larger live audience to attend while adhering to COVID restrictions. This year all sessions could also be attended via Zoom. We would like to thank Professor Toby Coates for his outstanding Plenary Lecture, invited guests who were able to attend in person – especially those who chaired sessions, as well as researchers/clinicians who judged abstracts and presentations. [scroll down to see a photo slideshow below the table of Award Winners].

Save the date for the 30th TQEH Research Expo, to be held on Thursday 14th and Friday 15th October 2021!

TQEH Research Expo 2020 Award Winners

Congratulations to all students who presented the results of their research at the 29th TQEH Research Expo. Eight prizes were awarded across different categories thanks to our generous sponsors (see table below the photo).

Back row L-R: Professor Guy Maddern (Director of Research, BHI, TQEH), Professor Andrew Zannettino (Executive Director of Research Strategy, CALHN), Minister for Health and Wellbeing The Honourable Stephen Wade MLC, Raymond Spencer (Chair, CALHN Governing Board), Paul Flynn (CEO, THRF), Professor John Beltrame (Director of Research, CALHN); front row L-R: Dr Giri Krishnan, Alannah Quinliven, Dawn Whelan, Lesley Dwyer (CEO, CALHN), Gohar Shaghayegh and Michelle Sims (absent from photo: Dr Michael Gouzos and Sean Mangion).

 

CategoryPrize SponsorWinnerBHI Research Group
Best Lay DescriptionThe Hospital Research Foundation ($350)Sean Mangion, University of South AustraliaTherapeutics Research Centre
Best Mini-Oral Presentation (Undergraduates)The University of Adelaide, Faculty of Health & Medical Sciences ($500)Dawn Whelan, The University of AdelaideViral Immunology Group
Best Mini-Oral Presentation (PhD students)University of South Australia, Clinical & Health Sciences ($500)Muhammed Awad, University of South AustraliaENT Surgery
Best Oral Presentation: Honours StudentsLonza & The Hospital Research Foundation ($1000)Michelle Sims, The University of AdelaideClinical Pharmacology Research Group
Best Oral Presentation: Junior Laboratory PhD studentsSouthern Cross Science & The Hospital Research Foundation ($1000)Gohar Shaghayegh, The University of AdelaideENT Surgery
Best Oral Presentation: Senior Laboratory PhD studentsUniversity of South Australia, Clinical & Health Sciences ($1000)Dr Michael Gouzos, The University of AdelaideENT Surgery
Best Oral Presentation: Clinical Research Group 1The University of Adelaide, Faculty of Health & Medical Sciences ($1000)Alannah Quinliven, The University of AdelaideRheumatology Research Group
Best Oral Presentation: Clinical Research Group 2The Hospital Research Foundation ($1000)Dr Giri Krishnan, The University of AdelaideENT Surgery

The full program, including Abstracts, can be downloaded here.

The 29th TQEH Research Expo Plenary Lecture, held at 12pm on Friday 16 October, was chaired by Professor Guy Maddern, Director of Research, Basil Hetzel Institute, TQEH.

Professor Toby Coates, Director of Kidney and Islet Transplantation at the Royal Adelaide Hospital, and Professor of Medicine at The University of Adelaide presented his talk “Recycling Islets to Treat Diabetes” to a live audience, as well as a Zoom audience!

Professor Toby Coates is a Renal Transplant Nephrologist at the Royal Adelaide Hospital (RAH), whose work in the area of kidney and pancreatic islet cell transplantation has saved the lives of countless diabetes and kidney disease patients across South Australia. One of the highlights of his career is successfully performing the first islet cell transplant surgery in SA in 2010 as a cure for type 1 diabetes. Professor Coates also leads the Adelaide Medical School, University of Adelaide, in the Central Northern Adelaide Renal and Transplantation Service (CNARTS) at the RAH, focusing on the isolation and transplantation of healthy pancreatic islets as an innovative treatment and potential cure for type 1 diabetes. Professor Coates is committed to improving the lives of those living with kidney disease and diabetes.

Sponsors: 

The following sponsors are thanked for supporting TQEH Research Expo 2020: The Hospital Research FoundationThe University of Adelaide (Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences), University of South Australia (Clinical and Health Sciences), LonzaSouthern Cross Science, Chem-SupplyBeckmann CoulterEppendorfBio-Strategy and the Australian Genome Research Facility Ltd

If you would like to find out more about sponsoring the 2021 TQEH Research Expo please email Kathryn Hudson.

2020 TQEH Research Expo Organising Committee

PositionNameAffiliationPhoneEmail
ChairA/Prof Joy RathjenBHI Scientific Director+61 8 8222 6524joy.rathjen@sa.gov.au
MemberMs Gwenda GravesBHI Research Secretariat+61 8 8222 6870gwenda.graves@sa.gov.au
MemberDr Rebecca AndersonBHI Communications Officer+61 8 8222 7345rebecca.anderson@adelaide.edu.au
MemberMs Kathryn HudsonBHI Facilities Manager+61 8222 7427kathryn.hudson@sa.gov.au
MemberDr Prue CowledDiscipline of Surgery, University of Adelaide+61 8 8222 7541prue.cowled@adelaide.edu.au
MemberDr Adrian AbdoDiscipline of Medicine, University of Adelaideadrian.abdo@adelaide.edu.au
MemberDr Yuliy ChirkovCardiology Unit, TQEH+61 8 8133 4010yuliy.chirkov@adelaide.edu.au
MemberDr Jenny Hardingham Department of Haematology and Medical Oncology, TQEH+61 8 8222 6142
jenny.hardingham@sa.gov.au
MemberA/Prof Anne Hamilton-BruceNeurology Unit, CALHN+61 8 8222 6411anne.hamilton-bruce@sa.gov.au
MemberMs Sue LesterRheumatology Unit, TQEH+61 9133 4026susan.lester@sa.gov.au
MemberDr Eric SmithDepartment of Haematology and Medical Oncology, TQEHeric.smith@adelaide.edu.au
MemberMs Abbey BellThe Hospital Research Foundation+61 8 8244 1100abell@hospitalresearch.com.au
MemberDr Rosanna TavellaDiscipline of Medicine, University of Adelaiderosanna.tavella@adelaide.edu.au
MemberA/Prof Joanne YoungDepartment of Haematology and Medical Oncology, TQEH+61 8 8222 8695joanne.young@adelaide.edu.au

 

2019 TQEH Research Expo

2019 TQEH Research Expo Award Winners L-R: Professor John Beltrame (CALHN Director of Research), Paul Flynn (CEO THRF), Ahad Sabab, Mark Thompson, Laurine Kaul, Maryam Nakhjavani, Oscar Russell, Tom Eldredge, Minister for Health and Wellbeing The Honourable Stephen Wade MLC and Professor Guy Maddern (Director of Research, TQEH), (absent: Amita Ghadge, Unyime Jasper).

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

CategoryPrize SponsorWinnerBHI Research Group
Best Oral Presentation: Honours and Summer StudentsThe University of Adelaide & The Hospital Research Foundation ($1000)Ahad SababENT Surgery
Best Oral Presentation: Junior Laboratory PhD studentsUniversity of South Australia ($1000)Laurine KaulSurgical Science Research Group
Best Oral Presentation: Senior Laboratory PhD studentsUniversity of South Australia & Southern Cross Science ($1000)Amita GhadgeBreast Biology and Cancer Unit
Best Oral Presentation: Clinical TraineesThe Hospital Research Foundation ($1000)Oscar RussellRheumatology Research Group
Best Oral Presentation: Clinical Higher Degree StudentsThe University of Adelaide ($1000)Mark ThompsonAdelaide G-TRAC Centre
Best Poster and Mini-Oral Presentation Prize (Laboratory)The Hospital Research Foundation ($500)Maryam NakhjavaniSolid Tumour Group
Best Poster and Mini-Oral Presentation Prize (Clinical)The Hospital Research Foundation ($500)Tom EldredgeOesophageal Physiology Group
Best Lay DescriptionChem-Supply ($350)Unyime JasperAdelaide G-TRAC Centre

Sponsors

 

We thank the following sponsors for supporting the 2019 TQEH Research Expo: The Hospital Research FoundationThe University of Adelaide (Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences), University of South Australia (School of Pharmacy and Medical Sciences), Southern Cross Science, Chem-SupplyBeckmann CoulterEppendorfAbacus dx, Bio-Strategy and the Australian Genome Research Facility Ltd

Program

2019 TQEH Research Expo Program Booklet

 

2018 TQEH Research Expo

To view the slideshow, click on the left and right arrows on the sides of each image.

 

2018 TQEH Research Expo Award Winners

L-R: Clementine Labrosciano, Rachel Goggin, Anna Nolan (CFO, THRF), Ashley Twigger, Anupam Gupta, Prof Guy Maddern (Director of Research, TQEH), Lisa Cherian and Namfon Pantarat (absent: Giri Krishnan).
CategoryPrize SponsorWinnerBHI Research Group
Best Oral Presentation: Honours and Summer StudentsThe Hospital Research FoundationAshley TwiggerENT Surgery
Best Oral Presentation: Junior Laboratory PhD studentsCo-sponsored by ThermoFisher Scientific and The University of AdelaideGiri KrishnanENT Surgery
Best Oral Presentation: Senior Laboratory PhD studentsThe University of AdelaideLisa CherianENT Surgery
Best Oral Presentation: Clinical TraineesThe Hospital Research FoundationRachel GogginENT Surgery
Best Oral Presentation: Clinical Higher Degree StudentsUniversity of South AustraliaAnupam GuptaAdelaide G-TRAC
Poster PrizeSouthern Cross ScienceNamfon PantaratBreast Cancer Research Unit
Best Lay DescriptionLonzaRachel GogginENT Surgery
Ivan De La Lande Award (for eligible Clinical Pharmacology or Cardiology student/trainee)Clementine LabroscianoTranslational Vascular Function Research Collaborative (Medicine)

2018 Sponsors and Prizes

The following organisations are thanked for sponsoring TQEH Research Expo 2018.

The Hospital Research FoundationThe University of Adelaide (Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences), The University of South Australia (School of Pharmacy and Medical Sciences), Southern Cross ScienceThermoFisher Scientific, LonzaBeckmann CoulterEppendorf, the Australian Genome Research FacilityAbacus dx and Coherent Scientific.

RE ppt sponsor 2018 - Sept