Fiona Wood Public Lecture Series

Sharing knowledge, informing and educating our community

Tap into the expert knowledge of leading health professionals and learn about health topics relevant to you and your family at the free Fiona Wood Public Lecture Series.

Presented by South Metropolitan Health Service, this free lecture series honours eminent Western Australian surgeon and researcher Professor Fiona Wood AM, renowned for her ground-breaking work in the treatment of burns.

The Fiona Wood Public Lecture Series provides an opportunity for you to hear firsthand about a range of health topics, from ageing and cancer to mental health and recovering from injury. Lectures will be presented by leading healthcare professionals

The digital revolution in health - what's in it for you?

Professor Fiona Wood holding up a phone and Digital Innovation Lead Aaron Berghuber

Imagine if decisions could be made about your care from the palm of a doctor’s hand without them being in the same room as you? Well, that time is here with digital technology fast developing as a new specialty in health. But just how is this improving the experience and care for patients? Professor Fiona Wood and Digital Innovation Lead Aaron Berghuber are leaders in this digital revolution and will share their insights into the brave new world of medicine where the IT specialist is part of the clinical care team.

Event details

6.00pm - 7.00pm, Tuesday 25 February
G1 Lecture Theatre, Education Building, Fiona Stanley Hospital – view the Fiona Stanley Hospital map (external site)

Pay parking available onsite. Booking are essential – make your booking now (external site).

Listen to previous lectures

The power of nutrition in health and recovery
Understanding diabetes from all angles

Presenters

  • Dr Ashley Makepeace, Clinical Endocrinologist
  • Professor Bu Yeap, Endocrinologist Researcher
  • Kylie Connor, Diabetes Educator
  • Cathy Latino, Dietitian

Read the transcript for the lecture 'Understanding diabetes from all angles' (PDF 195KB).

The dilemma of delirium and dementia

Consultant Geriatrician Dr Hannah Seymour and Specialist Aged Care Nurse Unit Manager Anthea Crawford

Read the transcript for the lecture 'Making a difference in the dilemma of dementia and delirium' (PDF 199KB).

Gut health

Dr Oliver Waters: Gut health – are we still groping in the dark?

Read the transcript for the Gut Health lecture (PDF 188KB)

Demystifying mental health

Anthony Collier and Steve Batson: Demystifying mental health: causes, treatment and recovery

Read the transcript for the Demystifying mental health lecture (180KB)

Have a heart for your heart
Motivation – the secret ingredient in health

Professor Fiona Wood: Motivation – the secret ingredient in health

Listen to the podcast of Professor Wood's lecture (external site) or read the podcast transcript (PDF 117KB).

Demystifying mental health: causes, treatment and recovery