A gala dinner celebrating 60 years of life-changing research at The Queen Elizabeth Hospital (TQEH) and the 30th anniversary of TQEH Research Expo was held at the National Wine Centre on Wednesday 13 October 2021. The dinner’s host, Director of Research at the BHI, TQEH, Professor Guy Maddern, summarised the night saying “The 60/30 dinner and celebration was a great success, bringing together the old, the new and the future leaders in medical science. I have always been very proud of what the BHI has achieved, and after last night’s event I have no doubt about its future.” More information is included below the photo gallery.

A video created by THRF Group provides a glimpse of research undertaken at TQEH (6 mins): 

This photo gallery, with images taken by ASB Creative, captures the celebratory mood at the dinner!

Four inaugural Basil Hetzel Institute Awards were presented for exceptional contributions made to the BHI, TQEH. Professor Richard Ruffin and Dr Prue Cowled each received an award in recognition of their exceptional contribution to research, The Hospital Research Foundation Group and their CEO Mr Paul Flynn were recognised for their exceptional support of research. Finally, Professor Guy Maddern, Director of Research at the BHI, TQEH, was recognised for his excellence in research leadership over more than two decades.

Guest speakers at the dinner were 2021 Young Australian of the Year, Isobel Marshall and her business partner Eloise Hall who are Co-Founders of Taboo Period Products while Professor Caroline McMillen, AO, Chief Scientist of South Australia, gave the closing remarks.

The event was attended by the newly sworn in Governor of South Australia, Her Excellency the Honourable Frances Adamson AC together with supporters and researchers from The University of Adelaide, University of South Australia, the Central Adelaide Local Health Network (CALHN) and The Hospital Research Foundation Group, who were the major sponsors of the dinner.

This slideshow was shown on the night (compressed to 41MB pdf file). Some historical images can be accessed via the CALHN Health Museum website. Please contact us if you’d like a copy of any photo in the slideshow.

30th TQEH Research Expo

The full program, award winners, sponsors and photos can be found here