SHMRC2016: Oral Presenters

SHMRC2016: Oral Presenters

Oral Presentations

The SHMRC Committee is proud to announce that the 2016 SHMRC oral presentations will be:

Mr Cameron Scott Lewis

Abstract Title: Comparison of safety between 1-stage and 2-stage surgery: from laparoscopic adjustable gastric banding to laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy

Cameron is a final year medical student who is passionate about research. He has been involved in various projects and has recently been to the world health organization completing a three-month internship. Additionally, he was awarded the OSSANZ Jamieson scholarship for his research which he will be presenting tonight. This article was recently published in surgery for obesity and related diseases.


Ms Shiwan Fu

Abstract Title: Reviewing strategies for evaluating the impact of mobile eye health units on health outcomes

Shiwan is a second year MD student currently doing research with Lions Outback Vision. Providing healthcare to the remote and underprivileged is a global issue and personal passion. She hopes that her research will become a tiny tiny tiny part of the incremental progress being made towards universal healthcare access.


Mr Saiuj Bhat 

Abstract Title: Infantile Neurodegenerative Disorder Associated with Mutations in TBCD, an Essential Gene in the Tubulin Heterodimer Assembly Pathway

Saiuj is in his Honours year in the Bachelor of Philosophy (Honours) course, majoring in pharmacology. His research investigates the role of novel candidate genes in mammalian brain development and human brain disease, with specific focus on neurodevelopmental disorders. He is working in the Brain Growth and Disease laboratory led by A/Prof Julian Heng at the Harry Perkins Institute of Medical Research and hope to continue working there during his time at medical school.


Ms Nicola Bailey

Abstract Title: The use of EBUS at a tertiary institution in Western Australia

Nicola is a sixth year MBBS Medical Student who started research through her 3rd year curriculum project and continued this work with the help of a Cancer Council of WA Vacation Scholarship in 2014. Her research investigates the clinical applications of EBUS procedures in the field of Respiratory Medicine at Sir Charles Gardiner Hospital where she is excited to begin her internship in 2017.


Ms Elly Harris

Abstract Title: Obstetric and neonatal outcomes in women with schizophrenia and the impact of psychiatric admission during pregnancy

Elly is a 3rd year MD student at UWA who is conducting research with the Child and Mental Illness Clinic at King Edwards Memorial Hospital. She is currently studying at the Rural Clinical School in Narrogin for her third year in medicine.


Mr Werner Jaeger

Abstract Title

Ventriculoperitoneal shunts in neonates: A retrospective study of outcomes with antibiotic-impregnated catheters and a modified peri-operative antibiotic protocol

Werner is a 3rd year MD student involved in the Centre for Neonatal Research and Education at UWA with the current study led by A/Prof. Shripada Rao. He hopes that this neurosurgical study will lead to better outcomes in the management of hydrocephalus in the neonatal population. Werner has carried out prior postgraduate studies at UWA and the Harry Perkins Institute gaining his PhD. He thoroughly enjoys the rewarding experience of what medical research has to offer.


Ms Pulan Bai

Co-authors: Dr Hayley Christian, Sarah Johnson

Abstract title

The Relationship Between Physical Activity, Self-regulation and Cognitive School Readiness in Preschool Children

Pulan Bai has a UWA Bachelor of Health Science and has recently completed a Masters of Public Health. She has been a Research Assistant at the UWA School of Population Health and Centre for the Built Environment and Health since 2013. She is currently the iPLAYCE Study project coordinator.


Ms Francoise Ode-Berryman

Abstract title

Fatty acids and Genome-wide DNA methylation in Western Australian Adolescents

Francoise is a 3rd year MD student at UWA conducting research with the Telethon Kids Institute in the field of epigenetics. With a background in nutrition, she is keen to find evidence of associations between dietary choices, blood markers and methylation status with the aim of understanding how fatty acids impact on our health.