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Westmead Hospital International Professorial Symposium: Achieving better health outcomes for all



Westmead Education Centre Auditorium

Professor Caprice Greenberg – University of Wisconsin
Associate Professor Amir Ghaferi – University of Michigan
Professor Marc Gladman - University of Adelaide
Professor Lillian Kao – University of Texas, Houston
Assistant Professor Mayur Patel – Vanderbilt University
Professor Tim Pritts – University of Cincinnati

1300 - 1515h Plenary session: “Health Services research reduces costs, obtains grant
funding, changes health policy and improves patient outcomes”

Chair – Professor Henry Pleass
Welcome – Mr Danny O’Connor

1315 NSQIPs arrival and impact in Australia Arthur Richardson

1330 An old problem in the new era: mortality following emergency laparotomy in NSW in the 21st century
Marc Gladman
1350 Improving patient outcomes and reducing healthcare costs through health services research
Amir Ghaferi
1410 Obtaining grant funding and changing health policy through health services research
Caprice Greenberg
1430 Health Services research improving outcomes of challenged populations
Lillian Kao
1450 Panel Discussion
1515 – 1530 Afternoon tea
1530 – 1700h parallel sessions:Health Services research session Chair: Tony Cunningham & Trauma hands on session