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All welcome at Cabrini Research Week 2017

Date: 13/09/2017

Cabrini will host its annual Research Week from 18-22 September 2017 at Cabrini Malvern with free events being held at its Brighton, Malvern and Elsternwick campuses – the full program is available here

Cabrini Research Week is open to community members and attendance is flexible – so attendees can come and leave at any time, whether they are able to attend just one session or the whole program.

The keynote presentation ‘Human rights, human life – towards the common good’ will be given by barrister & human rights advocate Julian McMahon AC and Cabrini’s Director of Palliative Medicine Associate Professor Natasha Michael.

What you will experience at Cabrini Research Week:

  • Keynote presentations from barrister & human rights advocate Julian McMahon AC and Cabrini’s Director of Palliative Medicine Associate Professor Natasha Michael
  • 23 research poster presentations – Cabrini Malvern auditorium foyer, level 2
  • Oral sessions on diverse topics such as allied health, end-of-life care, latest advances in cancer treatment, improving medical practices and rehabilitation

Julian McMahon AC is a Melbourne barrister who has been engaged in many long and complex trials, including in homicide, terrorism, corruption, drug, fraud and death penalty matters. He has worked pro bono for death-row defendants including Van Tuong Nguyen (2005), George Forbes (2007) and most recently, and Andrew Chan and Myuran Sukumaran (2015). Named the Victorian Australian of the Year in 2016, he was recognised in the 2017 Queen’s birthday honours “for eminent service to the law and the legal profession, through pro bono representation of defendants in capital punishment cases overseas, as an advocate for the abolition of the death penalty, and to human rights and social justice reform”. His work has public awareness globally of the death penalty, as countries debate, abolish or reintroduce capital punishment.

Associate Professor Natasha Michael is Director of Palliative Medicine at Cabrini, Head of Palliative Medicine at the University of Notre Dame and Adjunct Clinical Associate Professor at Monash University. She has trained and worked internationally in palliative care in the United Kingdom, Ireland, Singapore and Australia. In 2014, she established Cabrini as a training site for palliative care physicians and led the first palliative care research program at the Cabrini Institute which, focuses on psycho social oncology research, models of service provision, bioethics and whole-person care. She is a frequently invited speaker at meetings and brings particular expertise around matters on end-of life matters.

During Cabrini Research Week, the Cabrini Institute Annual Report 2016-17 will be launched. This report outlines our achievements in education, health promotion and research over the past financial year.

Cabrini Research Week is sponsored by MIA Radiology.