Distinguished teacher and Professor John F Fraser will deliver the John O’Shea Memorial Lecture at the 2022 ECHO Australia conference to be held at Queensland’s Gold Coast Convention and Entertainment Centre, October 17-19.
The Memorial Lecture recognises the distinguished career of late Perth-based cardiologist, John O’Shea, President of the National Heart Foundation (WA Branch) and former Chairman of the Cardiac Society of Australia and New Zealand.
“Dr O’Shea was as highly-regarded by colleagues and peers as he was by his patients. While he dedicated his life to medicine, achieving great personal success, Dr O’Shea set an example for us all in putting patient care in front of all else,” said Professor Fraser.
“The isolation of the pandemic has highlighted how much we all value coming together in person – not only to discuss advances in cardiovascular medicine, but also to continue the education and mentorship to build the next generation, as Dr O’Shea did so successfully throughout his career,” said Professor Fraser.
“I have been incredibly fortunate through my clinical and research training, both in Scotland and in Australia to see the speciality of echocardiography grow from something restricted to a dark room in the corner, to being a routine tool used in every part of the hospital, not least the ICU where it has revolutionised patient management.”
“What fascinates me as a researcher is not only the speed of that revolution but wondering what the next big change in echo will be and how it can further improve patient care even more.”
Intensive Care Specialist, Professor John F Fraser MBChB, PhD, MRCP, FRCA, FFARCSI, FCICM is Founder and Director of the Critical Care Research Group (CCRG) at The Prince Charles Hospital & University of Queensland; Director of ICU St Andrew’s War Memorial Hospital; Chair of Asia-Pac Extracorporeal Life Support Organisation; and Cochair Queensland Cardiovascular Research Network.
Established in 2004, CCRG is Australia’s largest multi-disciplinary critical care research facility with 80+ world-leading clinicians, engineers, scientists, economists, and support staff from 6 continents working to improve the lives of patients with critical illness. CCRG has created 7 purpose-built biology, engineering, bio-fabrication laboratories and is now the largest preclinical ICU in the southern hemisphere.
Visit www.ccrg.org.au for more information.
ABOUT ECHO AUSTRALIA
The 20th anniversary ECHO Australia Conference will be held at the Gold Coast Convention and Exhibition Centre, located in the heart of Broadbeach, on the land of the Kombumerri families of the Yugambeh Language Region, Queensland.
For the past 20 years, the ECHO Australia conference has built a reputation as Australia’s leading echocardiography conference. Since its inception, the conference has been the forefront of innovation, engaging the world’s leading practitioners and facilitating an interactive program.
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