2018 Transplant Nurses Association National Conference wednesday 24th - Friday 26th october, 2018 | Rydges world square, sydney, nsw
Dr Martin Howell
Research Fellow in Health Economics in the Sydney School of Public Health, University of Sydney
Dr Martin Howell is a Research Fellow in Health Economics in the Sydney School of Public Health at the University of Sydney and the Centre for Kidney Research at The Children’s Hospital Westmead. His research focuses on applied health economics research predominantly in the areas of assessment of preferences using discrete choice (DCE) methods to address complex health research questions, and conduct of trial based economic evaluations in the area of nephrology. His PhD project involved the application of a type of DCE known as a Best Worst Scaling survey (BWS) to elicit kidney transplant patient preferences for outcomes after transplantation. Recently Martin has used a BWS to evaluate community priorities for the principles or values that should underpin the allocation of deceased donor organs. Other areas of expertise, include the development of clinical practice guidelines, having worked with the KHA-CARI clinical practice guidelines group since 2008. Prior to 2008, Dr Howell had a long career as a soil and environmental scientist.
Professor Henry Pleass
Professor of Surgery at Westmead Clinical School, University of Sydney
Professor Henry Pleass studied medicine as an undergraduate at the University of Newcastle Upon-Tyne, England and trained in general and transplantation surgery in the North East of England, Edinburgh Scotland and Sydney Australia.
He has published and presented widely on transplantation and has an MD investigating Xenotransplantation.
Henry Pleass is the Professor of Surgery at Westmead Clinical School, University of Sydney. He is also Currently the Chair of the Transplant Section of the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons and Chair of the Donor Surgeons and Transplant Coordinators advisory committee of the Transplantation Society of Australia and New Zealand. He is also the deputy chair of the Transplant Training committee of General Surgeons Australia.
Professor Henry Pleass is the Surgical head of the National Pancreas Transplant service at Westmead Hospital, Visiting Medical Officer at Westmead Children's Hospital and Westmead Private Hospital. He is also a Visiting Medical Officer Liver Transplant Surgeon at the Royal, Prince Alfred Hospital.
Senior Staff Specialist Nephrologist and Director of Kidney Transplantation at The Royal Prince Alfred Hospital, Sydney
Kate Wyburn is a full time Senior Staff Specialist Nephrologist and Director of Kidney Transplantation at The Royal Prince Alfred Hospital Sydney, the current Chair of the NSW Transplant Advisory Committee and member of the National Renal Transplant Advisory Committee. She is the Chair of The Solid Organ Transplantation working group of The National IVIG Governance Advisory Committee for the National Blood Authority Australia. She has been a Senior Lecturer at The University of Sydney since 2007 and a Clinical Associate Professor since 2013. She undertook her PhD at Sydney University and was an NH&MRC PhD scholar. She is a member of The Kidney Node at The Charles Perkins Centre at The University of Sydney and her current areas of research include antibody mediated rejection and donor specific antibodies, blood group incompatible transplantation, and organ donation suitability.
Dr Michael Stormon
Senior Staff Specialist Paediatric Hepatology, Liver Transplantation and Gastroenterology
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