St George and Sutherland Medical Research Foundation

2018 St George and Sutherland Medical Research Symposium

SSMRF was thrilled to be part of the 2018 St George and Sutherland Hospital Medical Research Symposium held on Thursday 18th October, at the St George Bank Kogarah Auditorium.

The event drew many 100s of attendees to hear speakers from St George and Sutherland hospitals discuss their research as well as presentations from current students.

On the day, SSMRF Chair, Professor John Edmonds and CEO Jacquie Stratford gave an update on the Foundation and SSMRF was proud to be a sponsor, alongside Kogarah Lions Club, for the basic science and clinical research  prizes – congratulations to all winners.

Clinical Research

1st prize – Dr Jeffrey Ha “Benefits and risks of oral anticoagulant therapy in chronic kidney disease: A systematic review and meta-analysis of randomised controlled trials”

2nd prize – Mr Daniel Chepurin “Is Bony Stress in the Lumbar Spine a Cause or Consequence of Intervertebral Disc Degeneration? A Case-Control MRI Study”

basic science

1st prize –  Dr Ying Zhu “Isolation and analysis of extracellular vesicles as biomarkers for liquid biopsy-based prostate cancer early detection”

2nd prize – Ms Grace Tang “Overexpression of LRG1 is associated with breast cancer progression”

Best presentation by an undergraduate student

Mr Evan Cheng “Investigation of the Role of FABP5 in Prostate Cancer Radioresistance”

Best poster

Ms Mireille Roche “ALEXIS: the Application of ELecsys to EXclude Pre-eclampsIa Study”


Thank you to event sponsors, St George Bank Kogarah, Smart Salary, UNSW, St George Private Hospital, St George Hospital, Kogarah Lions Club and St George and Sutherland Medical Research Foundation.